Termax Company is a manufacturing and engineering company that specializes in metal, plastic, and rubber fastening systems. Based in a 120,000 square foot facility in Lake Zurich, IL, Termax has three locations in Lake Zurich, as well as locations in China, Canada, and Mexico. All parts are manufactured in house at Termax in Lake Zurich, and their internationally supported customer service team is available 24/7.

Termax was founded in 1971 by Edward Smith and later run for many years by his sons. On July 1, 2020, LISI Group became the sole owner of Termax LLC, which extended the company’s global footprint in clip-fastening solutions. Termax currently operates under the supervision of Wes Gardocki, CEO.


Termax has been certified to ISO 9001 with DQS since 1/18/00. The company currently holds IATF 16949:2016, ISO 9001:2015, and ISO 14001:2015 certifications, showing their commitment to quality and environmental policy.

On the company website, Termax emphasizes their commitment to quality assurance.

“From initial conception to fabrication, testing, and assembly, quality is built-in and assured through stringent Statistical Process Control (SPC) monitoring of fabrication and assembly processes, material inspection, new product qualifications, the reliability of the finished product and strict change control management.”


On March 18, 2022, DQS Inc. was proud to present Termax LLC with a plaque commemorating 20 years of certification with DQS. Congratulations, Termax! We applaud your dedication to quality.

Sara Gulo

Sara Gulo is the Marketing Specialist for DQS Inc. in the USA. She's been with DQS for 10 years in various roles, including Verification and Customer Service Professional.