ABOUT

CABLECRAFT

About Cablecraft

We’ve combined two leaders in motion controls – Cable Manufacturing & Assembly and Cablecraft – to create a global leader in engineered motion controls. Two iconic brands, one new identity and one purpose:

"Safely connecting a world in motion through excellence in engineered motion controls that create growth and prosperity for our customers, associates and shareholders.”

We are Cablecraft, the leader in Engineered Motion Controls. Our customers rely on our knowledge, communication, efficiency, and diversity of resources to meet their unique product needs. Our friendly, attentive staff responds proactively with an unmatched level of service, delivering high quality, tailored solutions as strong catalysts for our customers’ success.

From our modest roots in Rockaway, New Jersey starting with only a few employees, today, Cablecraft is a market leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance, mission-critical motion control products with a strong reputation for quality and innovation. We have a rich history of delivering cost-efficient and reliable control cables (push and push-pull), rod ends, ball joints, linkages and remote actuation products.

Our customers have relied on our superior engineering, guaranteed product quality, complete reliability and excellent customer service for their critical applications. This has led to a tradition of growth and quality achievements for Cablecraft.

We strive to be the recognized leader in each market that we serve through:

Engineered Solutions: Our application engineers and manufacturing experts work together with your technical and operations teams. Together, we create the best motion control solutions for your applications. Our experts help yours by applying standard products, customized products, or developing completely new designs. Therefore, not only can we build the control cables or motion control components you need, but we’ll also deliver them to you ready to install. You then save time and reduce production complexity.

Broad product offering: First, our product line is diverse. Control cables (push and push-pull), rod ends, ball joints, mechanical linkages and remote actuation products. Cablecraft can engineer a multitude of solutions to fulfill your motion control needs. Second, our products are built to demanding standards by a team of people who understand your specific application requirements. Finally, our engineers are eager to develop motion control components, assemblies, and turnkey systems that give you a decisive advantage.

Quality and flexibility in manufacturing: Cablecraft has continued to utilize innovative manufacturing and assembly techniques to meet our customers’ requirements and exceed their expectations.

In our over seventy years of designing and manufacturing control cables, cable assemblies, rod ends, ball joints, linkages, and remote actuation products, our design engineers have developed an extensive line of proprietary components to reduce design time, assure product performance, minimize tooling costs, and reduce total product costs.

Our global manufacturing footprint provides flexibility to deliver unique value to our customers:

Our Vision

Global Leadership in Engineered Motion Controls

Our Purpose

We safely connect a world in motion through excellence in engineered motion controls delivering value to our customers, associates, and shareholders.

Core Values

Our daily dedication to quality and excellence is driven by our core values which defines our culture, the behaviors we respect and expect in interactions with each other, our partners, and our community:

People are the company.

Nothing relates to the success of a company more than the quality and safety of its people. We thrive on the contributions each person brings to Cablecraft by valuing diversity, developing talent, fostering teamwork, and rewarding success.

Commitment to mutual respect and teamwork.

We are committed to our purpose together. We will be judged on our collective efforts. Therefore, it is both necessary and wise to work together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and teamwork.

Professional and ethical conduct.

The best way to build trust is through uncompromising professional and ethical conduct. We work with integrity on behalf of our customers, associates, and shareholders. We strive to be good citizens not only in the communities in which we live and work, but also in a global marketplace.

Continual improvement.

Because the world is continually changing, we must adapt with it through continuous improvement. We embrace the curiosity to explore ideas, the passion to challenge the unachievable, and the conviction to succeed beyond expectations.

Growth and prosperity.

Growth and prosperity are foundational to our values and purpose. We hold ourselves accountable to customers, shareholders, the community, and suppliers for achieving superior performance by expecting excellence in everything we do.

With limitless possibilities, versatility, applications, and engineered solutions, we are propelling the world forward, reliably, safely, no matter the industry and whatever the challenge. Offering proprietary or customized control cables, rod ends, ball joints, linkage assemblies, and remote actuation products, you get superior engineering support, guaranteed product quality, and complete reliability, and excellent service, the Cablecraft way.

History

Our rich history as a reliable provider of value-added engineered motion control solutions which encompasses control cables, cable assemblies, rod ends, ball joints, linkages, and remote actuation products dates all the way back to the 1920s. Supported by our design assistance and outstanding customer service, this has enabled a tradition of growth and quality achievements gaining market share in a diverse base of end markets including engine controls, power sports, light vehicle, heavy truck, marine, construction, and agriculture industries. Today, with limitless possibilities, versatility, applications, and engineered solutions, we continue propelling the world forward, safely and reliably.

1920 J.J. Tourek Manufacturing Co. founded in Chicago, IL manufacturing precision screw machine parts, including ball joints and pipe plugs


1949 Cablecraft Founded in Tacoma, WA manufacturing aircraft cable assemblies


1954 Superior Ball Joint Corp. founded in Fort Wayne, IN manufacturing ball joints


1957 Tuthill acquires Cablecraft and Superior Ball Joint Corp.


1967 Bristow Controls founded in Hailsham, England manufacturing motion control products


1974 Cable Manufacturing and Assembly (CMA) founded in Rockaway, NJ providing light-duty cable assemblies


1975 First location of Cable Assembler Network opened


1984 Pioneered transition to use metal stampings on Dodge Dakota Pickup truck


1988 Tuthill acquires J.J. Tourek Manufacturing Co. CMA opens Bolivar, OH facility to be closer to Detroit automotive customers; later expanded in 1994


1990 Tuthill acquires Bristow Controls


2004 Tuthill Controls Group formed combining Linkages and Cable Assembly businesses


2005 CMA earns TS16949 Certification Developed proprietary High Temp Rod End Linkage line used for vane positioning systems in Turbo and EGR applications


2008 Exclusive marketing agreement with Asian partner signed


2010 Madison Industries acquires Tuthill Controls Group and assumes Cablecraft Motion Controls name


2014 CMA celebrates 40 years of providing quality cable assemblies


2018 CMA earns IATF16949 certification


2019 Cablecraft celebrates 70 years of providing safe and reliable motion control products


2021 CMA is acquired by Torque Capital Group to offer strategic, operational, and financial resources to accelerate the building of long-term value.

CMA acquires the assets of Glassmaster Controls, a designer and manufacturer of mechanical cables, controls, and actuation assemblies strengthening core product offerings while expanding into new end markets.

CMA acquires Cablecraft Motion Controls, bringing together two iconic brands in mechanical motion controls creating a global leader in the design and manufacture of engineered motion controls.


2022 CMA announces rebrand, changes name to Cablecraft Motion Controls

Engineering Resources & Design Guides  

Our engineering team has applied their years of industry experience to develop resource documentation for each of our product lines.

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Cable Assembly Network  

Our Worldwide Cable Assembler Network can help you with your mechanical motion control solutions.

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Online Catalog  

Don’t need a custom design? Download our digital catalog to see all of our available cable and linkage assemblies.

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