About Craft Group

Craft is a diversified global contract manufacturer and solutions provider of components, assemblies, systems, aftermarket parts, and finished goods for original equipment manufacturers and distributors that are out to change the world for the better. Craft is divided into three operating segments: engineered products, refrigeration, and design and distribution services. We’re recognized and operate under various brand names in the market such as Kulthorn, Elco, Thermocraft, Unada, and Craft. Together, these organizations create a breadth of offerings under the Craft Group. 

We exist to create positive lasting memories in everything we do. We solve problems and create opportunities for our partners. Our mission is to deliver unique, high-value solutions that improve the quality of life. Our brands deliver trust and performance to empower engineers to innovate a more sustainable world by delivering smart, energy-efficient solutions. Building on customer-focused innovation and engineering excellence, we collaborate with our clients to deliver easy-to-use, customizable, and sustainable solutions that empower them to bring their ideas to life. Simply, we are in the business of creating positive lasting memories. 

Motivated by our purpose to create positive lasting memories and improve quality of life, Craft is renowned for groundbreaking design, quality craftsmanship, and providing an impeccable customer experience. Combining cutting-edge technology with old-fashioned work ethic, our products and systems play crucial roles in safeguarding our neighbors’ health, maximizing their productivity, and contributing to their comfort. Working alongside our partners, we believe in sharing insights, collaborating on solutions, and developing a shared purpose.

We take pride in delivering our customers high-quality, competitively priced products and services from around the globe, with the same ease of buying domestically. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, and recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 25 years, our team of over 200 tribe members takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what’s possible.

 

The Craft Promise

What impact do we seek to make?

Businesses that discover their purpose discover their place in the world.
Our purpose is what drives us to make a positive impact on our global society.

Our Purpose "Why"

We exist to create positive lasting memories in everything we do. We bring ideas to life. We empower engineering innovations that improve the quality of life and lead to a better future for all.

How we do it "How"

We create positive lasting memories by cultivating a co-elevating culture of learning and teaching which produces a highly engaged workforce who live by our company’s values every day and bring our purpose to life.

Our Mission "What"

Our mission is to be a trusted partner, working alongside our customers to deliver unique, high-value, sustainable integrated products that enable them to bring ideas to life.

Our Culture

We are comprised of members from various cultural, philosophical, and social backgrounds. We have the common the sincere desire to serve our customers and the communities in which we live and work. We are a family of professionals, dedicated to excellence, and living Craft’s core values and purpose.

We have all committed ourselves to dedicate our training, knowledge, and experience to deliver our services professionally and to always do the right thing. It takes balance, teamwork, and collaboration to create great things. Here at Craft, we strive for all three.

Pride in our company, commitment to quality, and accountability to each other have modeled who we are today. Through our constant assessment and openness to change, we are positioned to succeed.

We invite you to join us — as an employee, customer, supplier or interested community member — as we lead our industry globally and fulfill our purpose is to empower engineering innovations that improve the quality of life and lead to a better future. See how you can help us — and we can help you — change the way the world brings products to markets.

The Heart & Soul
of Craft Group

We live, breathe, and play by our values. Every day.

Our company values support our purpose, shape our culture, and guide us as we apply our own philosophies and judgments to our work and life. 

1

Doing
the right
thing.

We do the right thing in serving our tribe, our stockholders, our customers, our products, our end-users, our suppliers and even our competitors. This means looking for the right action in every context, and asking critical questions that bring out the best course or decisions relevant to the situation and the circumstances.

2

Create positive,
lasting memories
and relationships.

We strive to create positive lasting memories in all of our relationships. As a result of our interactions with our tribe and stakeholders, we all will feel better at the end of the interaction than we did when we began; we will leave with a positive memory of it. Our customers should consider us a part of their business success. Businesses should be glad they purchased products that our name associated with it, telling their friends about the quality and utility of our brands.

3

Creating a better
tomorrow.

Our people and technologies play a vital role in making the world a better place. Our goal is not only to make our methods more efficient and our products more valuable, but to truly make a difference in the world by transforming the way it preserves its food and manages its living spaces. 

4

Commitment to family,
friendship, and
communities we serve.

We consider ourselves to be a family of like-minded craftspeople. A fun, caring, friendly work environment instills a common purpose and a desire to deliver a cohesive customer experience to companies who are out to change the world.

5

Nurturing individual growth
as the building blocks of
organizational success.

We recognize that collective success comes first. Our organization is a global company with different locations and tribe members spread far and wide. But everything we do is geared toward the success of the entire company. We value continual improvement. We are a learning organization. We are responsible for our own development and helping others to learn, as well. We celebrate our successes, then move on to new heights of achievement. We solicit ideas and solutions from all, and consistently look for ways to progress.

6

Grow and secure
the financial
well being of Craft.

We realize creating and protecting economic value for our members and stakeholders is a tremendous responsibility. We take seriously the fact that many families are dependent upon the actions we take. We recognize and accept this responsibility.

Partnership

From design to service, and support, Craft Group will partner with you to find the right solutions for your contract manufacturing needs.

We exist to create positive lasting memories in everything we do. 

 

Quality Control Standard

Craft Group strives to achieve the highest quality in all the products and services we offer, through a systematic approach that emphasizes quality at every step in the process from customer service through product delivery.

 

 

Customer Focused

Craft defines our product and service quality by our customers’ terms. We work closely with our partners to understand their needs and expectations and then commit ourselves to meet or exceed them, on budget, on time, every time.

 

 

Ethics

Craft Group’s business ethics are rooted in our core philosophy of stewardship — leaving something better off than you found it.

Corporate Sustainability

Our vision for sustainability encompasses all the dimensions in which we operate: environmental, social, and economic.

Customer Focused
Craft defines our product and service quality by our customers’ terms. We work closely with our partners to understand their needs and expectations and then commit ourselves to meet or exceed them, on budget, on time, every time.

Performance Driven

Using state-of-the-art measurement and inspection equipment, Craft takes the utmost care to ensure our products meet the agreed specifications. We monitor and continuously improve our business, products and services, organization, and employee performance. Our fully equipped inspection department includes a comprehensive set of metrology equipment, including coordinate measuring machines (CMM) and edge detection comparators. This sophisticated gear allows us to analyze, evaluate, and process part information quickly and accurately. Our customers benefit as high-production quality is ensured.

The Craft Promise

Evolve & Grow

Original equipment manufacturers and distributors worldwide are growing their businesses with Craft today.

Bring your ideas to life today!

Your business needs to perform quickly, reliably, and in step with today’s ever-changing market. You need a partner that’s as responsive as you are. Put the power of Craft to work for you. 

Together we will redefine what’s possible. 

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