Gamber-Johnson was one of three Wisconsin companies named as recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Export Achievement Awards in recognition of their success in global business development.
Established in 1954 as a manufacturer of stereo cabinets, Gamber-Johnson today is a manufacturer of docking stations and mounting solutions for the public safety, law enforcement, military, telecommunications and transportation markets.
Until 2011, Gamber-Johnson’s sales were limited almost entirely to the U.S. and Canada. Through participation in the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity’s ExporTech Program, the company was able to develop a strategic approach to exporting, identifying the most promising markets and crafting a plan for success in those markets before attempting to enter others.
In 2018, the company exported products to 45 countries. In a five-year period, GamberJohnson's exports as a percentage of total sales rose by 13 percent. The company has created several new positions due to business growth driven by exports.
PIC Wire & Cable in Sussex and Whitehall Specialties Inc. in Whitehall also were award recipients.