|Member Spotlight: Hylie Products, Inc.|
Hylie Products, Inc., Hylie Products, Inc. located in Watertown, CT, is a woman-owned and operated, 3rd generation family business with a 50-year legacy of U.S. manufacturing of micro-miniature precision metal stampings and eyelets for the battery, medical and other industries.
Hylie Products considers itself fundamentally a customer-centric company, driven by values, ethics and principles that honor the human spirit and the environment and that improve the world. The company works to build and support strong, synergistic, long-term business partnerships. As company founder, Eric K. Gauya, said, “You can have the best building, the best equipment, but if you don’t have customers, you have nothing.” Hylie’s 30+ year business partnerships with leaders in the battery and medical industries are a testament to this customer commitment.
Companies like Duracell (P&G), SAFT NA, Keystone, 3M and Theragenics choose to do business with Hylie Products because they consistently deliver high-precision, quality-critical parts, competitively priced and delivered on time, every time. Many of the company’s customers use Hylie Products as their single source supplier. Their quality is so trusted that in many cases their parts bypass incoming inspection and go straight into production, keeping lines up and running efficiently and consistently. Reliable quality from a long-term business partner equals significant cost savings.
Hylie Products’ capabilities include the ability to manufacture metal stampings as small as 24 mil in diameter and 30 mil in length (the size of a poppy seed.) They work with a wide range of metals and alloys including nickel, stainless steel, bi-metal, aluminum, titanium and monel. They can produce individual stampings, continuous coil forms, eyelets, small formed parts, and battery components. This specialization in the manufacture of intricate and process-sensitive parts means that Hylie routinely takes on tasks that other companies avoid.
In the battery industry, Hylie Products produces terminals and caps, fill eyelets, and positive and negative discs for lithium batteries. The company also produces a variety of other electronic parts (such as caps and cans for resistors and capacitors) as well as component parts for air valves and medical devices.
One of the most remarkable parts made by Hylie Products is a tiny titanium end cap for the Thera-Seed product made by the Theragenics Corporation, which is a brachytherapy device used in the treatment of prostate cancer. Brachytherapy, also known as “seeding”, utilizes a low-energy radioactive implant the size of a grain of rice. Hylie Products’ tiny component for this product is an amazing example of precision manufacturing.
DeAnne Gauya, the CEO and owner of Hylie Products is a strong supporter of the energy storage industry. She commented: “At Hylie, we are keenly aware of the need for greener and more sustainable energy resources. We see petroleum/energy independence as a key factor in the economic viability of the U.S.A.. Advancing battery technology and energy storage improvement are critical. We have a long history of experience in the battery industry and desire to do all that we can to support NY-BEST’s efforts.”
As an important member of the value chain in the battery industry, Hylie Products is a company committed to being their customers’ premier precision metal stamping and eyelet supplier. Customers can reduce lead times, get products to market faster, and provide end products of the highest quality, reliability and performance.