About MWS

If we don't have it, we'll find it or make it. Quickly.

MWS Wire / About MWS

Our Company and Values

Our Brand Promise

We will either have the wire that you need on the shelf, ready to go, or be able to manufacture it within a few weeks.

Established in 1968, MWS has built its reputation on delivering wire sourcing solutions for its customers. With the largest, most varied inventory of magnet wire and specialty wire found anywhere, chances are we already have exactly what you need. If we don’t, we’ll find it or make it.

To meet customer deadlines, we have created an agile production facility for drawing, shaping, serving, twisting, and insulating wire for high-technology users worldwide. Short production runs and quick turnarounds are our specialty. Much of our production equipment was made exclusively for MWS to serve its customers’ specialty wire needs.

We love new things. Whether we're working with our customers on product development for new and innovative applications or shifting to full-scale production for improved performance of electronic components, MWS Wire Industries has the resources to give our customers a competitive edge.

Our Facility

At the heart of MWS Wire Industries is our state-of-the-art 75,000 sq. ft. facility and offices, with 25,000 sq. ft. manufacturing space and 40,000 sq. ft. warehouse space. This allows us to support customers from product development through the qualification phases. For this reason, MWS has a machine and equipment layout, which addresses all different product and volume options, from machines dedicated to ongoing R&D work, to high productivity equipment running continuously to feed large-scale demand from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). We also take ownership of the quality of every wire we sell at MWS. Our facility has the industry's largest and most capable quality assurance laboratory in-house.

A spacious, well-lit office with multiple workers, desks equipped with computers, and office equipment. Some employees are seated working at computers, while others are standing or walking.

A History of Trust, Loyalty, and Service

The story of MWS begins in the late 1960s in the attic of a garage in Chatsworth, California by following something as simple as it is powerful – customer demand. MWS’s founder, Al Friedman, was not a born wire person, he started small, believed in what he was creating and always kept his ears pointed towards the customers.
In the first few years of business, Al discovered that “Yes” is a very powerful word. “Yes, let's try that. Yes, we can make it that way.” He took orders over the phone while spooling wire by hand. He personally delivered orders when he needed to meet customer deadlines.

By following these principles, MWS evolved from a handful of employees with a small wire distribution business, to a major manufacturer and distributor with over 70 employees, active in everything from electronics and music to aerospace and medical.

What We Care About

MWS is a highly productive, highly successful, highly ambitious company. At the same time, we are a family company that values how important people—customers and employees—are to the success of the company. We are less worried about immediate monetary success if it conflicts with any of our environmental and sustainability goals. We care about staying true to the family values we have cherished since day one.

Our Customers

Total customer satisfaction is the key to our long term success and growth. Our primary objective is to exceed our customers’ expectations of quality and service. Whether it’s same-day shipment from inventory or producing a wire to meet just-in-time schedules, our highly trained staff of wire professionals is committed to meeting the needs of wire users around the world on time, every time.

Our People

MWS is at heart a family company that values its people and knows how important they are to the success of the company. We are fortunate, but also actively create an environment where our employees stick around. Some of our employees have been here for over 50 years and many for over 30 years. Our employees enjoy coming to work, they enjoy what they create here, and that translates into them being very good at making wire and proud of the product they ship to customers.

Crafted in the USA

Hand-Crafted in the USA

For over 50 years, MWS Wire has been committed to manufacturing the highest quality wire in the industry from our base of operations in the U.S. Our dedication to quality not only extends to our products, but to our workforce. By providing good jobs and a positive culture, the longevity of our highly skilled team ensures ongoing consistency of our specialty wire products.