About Crystal Group

Trusted industry partner of choice providing rugged, reliable hardware

Crystal Group, Inc., an employee-owned and -operated small business founded in 1987, designs and manufactures rugged, high-performance computer hardware, embedded computers, networking devices, displays, power supplies, and data storage devices for high-reliability, mission- and safety-critical applications in harsh environments. In addition to field-tested, combat-proven systems, the company provides in-house customization, engineering, integration, configuration management, product life cycle planning, warranty, and support services to defense, aerospace, government, industrial, commercial, and autonomous vehicle customers.

Industry leaders and innovators have selected Crystal Group rugged computer and electronics hardware for use on more than 600 military programs, across more than 35 countries, as well as a growing number of cutting-edge autonomous vehicle, power and critical infrastructure, industrial, and commercial projects.

To meet rapidly growing demand for its products, Crystal Group completed a $17.5 million business expansion in 2018 that added an impressive, new 111,500-square-foot facility, grew production capacity by more than 50%, over 100 new jobs, and added state-of-the-art equipment.

Crystal Group’s current three-building, 160,000 square-foot campus in Hiawatha, Iowa, houses the company’s headquarters, administrative offices, in-house engineering and compliance testing lab, and meticulous manufacturing, assembly, and quality assurance production lines. The agile, vertically integrated company already plans to expand further with a 30,000 square-foot addition in the next five years.

Crystal Group products meet or exceed IEEE, IEC, and military standards (MIL-STD-810, 167-1, 461, MIL-S-901) and FIPS 140-2 and NIAP certified options; are backed by warranty (5+ year) with in-house support. All products are manufactured in the company’s NIST compliant Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, facilities and are certified to ISO 9001:2015/AS9100 quality management standards.

Crystal Group’s numerous awards and accolades include a Gold BAE Systems Partner 2 Win award for 100% on-time delivery and zero-defect quality standards, Boeing Performance Excellence Award, Gold Innovators Award from Military & Aerospace Electronics, Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Freedom Award, Best Place to Work for Veterans Award from Corridor Business Journal, VMware Top 20 Provider, Intel Internet of Things (IoT) Partner of the Year Award, and more.

Crystal Group continues to innovate and invent useful solutions to pressing challenges, and holds 25 patents on novel systems and methods, assigned between 2001 and 2017.

Crystal Group, together with its capable staff and state-of-the-art facilities, prides itself on helping to support customer goals, meet program and product requirements, and improve the lives and missions of end users – by delivering robust, rugged, and reliable products, backed by industry-leading warranty and support, and high-quality services on-time and on-budget.

Crystal Group is the premier, trusted industry partner of choice to help innovators realize tomorrow’s technology today. Contact us with questions, for more information, and to receive a quote.

Our Vision

By working together we will be the most trusted provider of computer architecture for operational, deployable, and high-reliability applications.

Our mission:

Provide high quality products and services, quickly and flexibly with unparalleled customer support.