Product Development Technologies (PDT) is a global, full-service product development firm with over 125 employees worldwide. Team members have expertise in a wide range of product development disciplines, including strategy, design research, industrial design, user experience and interface development, electrical and mechanical engineering, software development, laser scanning, and tooling. Our mission? Deliver on the promise of truly seamless product development, innovation through execution.
PDT was founded with a fresh vision for how product development should work. This unique approach has propelled our growth to a firm spanning the globe with over 125 dedicated experts. Since 1995, PDT has been committed to providing truly comprehensive product development services via a proven, process-driven approach. Grounded in creativity, our work is balanced by a solid understanding of our clients’ business, the needs of customers and demands of the market. Even our own corporate structure - flexible and entrepreneurial in the best sense of the word - is designed in response to the fast paced nature of the industries in which our clients compete.
ISO 13485 Certified
ISO 9000:9001 Certified
With a rich heritage in telecommunications and consumer electronics, PDT’s growth was fueled by innovating within the consumer industry. Nearly 20 years after our inception, our portfolio of consumer products is vast, and includes toys, home office machines, soft goods, fitness equipment, technology gadgets and much more.
PDT was one of the first development firms to achieve ISO 13485. Over 50% of our projects are for medical clients and they include Class I, II and III devices.
PDT has maintained ITAR registration since 2006, enabling us to develop highly secure products for the military, defense and homeland security markets. PDT offers secure project zones, firewalled servers, isolated systems, compliance auditing. Our team includes design to MIL-STD and IP rated specialists who develop rugged designs that can meet the challenge of the intense environments in which they are used.
Technology and trend scouting, Development Research
User Experience, Interface design, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Development, Laser Scanning
Prototyping, Quality Assurance, Tooling, Sourcing
North American Headquarters:
One Corporate Drive
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
3 Ashurst Court,
PDT’s award winning product designs have been recognized with over 70 awards.
Industrial Designers Society of America, IDEA Award: 2011, 2009, 2004
Spark Design Award: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009
Good Design Award: 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003
Design Business Association, International Export Award: 2008
Appliance Design Magazine, Excellence in Design Award: 2007, 2006
Design Journal, ADEX Award: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2005
Electronics House Magazine, Product of the Year Award: 2006
Consumer Electronics Association, Design and Engineering Showcase Award: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
Consumer Electronics Association Best of Innovation Award: 2004
PTC, Design Engineering Award: 2004, 2001, 2000
KMPG, Illinois High Tech Award: 2002
Inc. Magazine, 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America: 2001, 2000