Fusion OEM History


Your Outsourced Manufacturing Pros Since 2002

From our small-scale, humble beginnings to joining the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, Fusion OEM has come a long way in serving you with the best outsourced manufacturing service. Here’s our story:

In February 2002, Craig Zoberis founded Fusion (later “Fusion OEM”) in his garage. The company’s first product – the Sheet Feeder – was engineered and manufactured for a distributor of Swiss-manufactured cutting systems. All fabrication was originally outsourced with the final equipment assembly performed in the Zoberis garage.

Ten months later, Fusion moved to a 2,500-square-foot industrial space in Willowbrook, Illinois, and Craig began hiring engineers to support the growing technical needs of the company.

To reduce outsourcing costs for machined components, Fusion hired its first machinist in February 2003 and purchased its own machining equipment.

In October of 2005, Fusion moved to its current location in Burr Ridge, IL. The facility initially included 10,000 square feet, allowing Fusion to hire an assembly staff to accommodate increasing customer demand.

Continued growth expanded the Fusion staff to its current number of 48 employees and allowed for the recent purchase of an adjacent second building. The total machining and assembly space now adds up to nearly 26,000 square feet.

In 2012, Fusion officially re-branded to Fusion OEM in order to better identify with the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) industry.

Today, Fusion OEM has over 25 customers and manufactures more than 100 different products – from simple assemblies of machined parts to complex electro-mechanical industrial machinery and electrical control panels. Fusion is also ISO 9001 certified and UL 508A certified – ensuring that your products and control panels meet worldwide standards of quality.

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