Our History

Our History

Proudly operating since 1946, Wescon Controls has become the premier supplier of mission critical controls to the outdoor power equipment market and a significant player in non-automotive controls to the agriculture, construction, powersports vehicles and motorcycle markets.

With two North American manufacturing plant locations— in Wichita, Kansas, USA, and Juarez, Mexico (since 2004)— we are able to service a highly diversified customer base across multiple markets in an efficient and timely manner.

Our vertically integrated approach to manufacturing, combined with lean cellular production concepts, provides control of design, quality and component supply. This puts us in a unique position for new product development of custom control and cable designs.

Throughout the Years


    The company is founded in Wichita, Kansas, USA, and begins producing parts for the new power lawn mower industry and manufacturing metal ID tags.

  • Designs and builds its first conduit machine


    Moves to larger facility at 2533 S. West Street (current location)


    Begins manufacturing its first plastic control unit

  • Begins producing brake and throttle controls

  • Wescon Controls merges with Conchemco, Inc. of Kansas City, MO

  • Acquires Screw Machine Products Company

  • New products are introduced this year, including cables for garden tractors, farm and road equipment and motorcycles.

  • Company name changed from Western Controls to Wescon Products Company

  • Acquires Jack Kester Co., which manufactures screw machine products

  • Wescon Products’ parent company, Conchemco, changes its name to Latshaw Enterprises, Inc. after John Latshaw, CEO and Chairman.

  • Receives Certified Supplier Award from Toro

  • Redesigned and patented RVC product line
    Introduced patented floating detent throttle design

  • Wescon Controls celebrates 50 years of success.

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    Expanded Remote Valve Controls (RVC) product line

  • Awarded Honda Power Equipment Supplier of the Year

  • Opens plant in Juarez, Mexico

  • Awarded John Deere Outstanding Supplier Performance
    Receives Cessna Supplier Delegated Inspection Authority

  • Introduction of manufactured in-house ratcheting brake levers to complement existing brake cable controls

  • Awarded E-Z-Go Supplier of the Year

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    Manufactured first electronic RPC

  • Awarded E-Z-Go Quality Supplier of the Year
    Releases new Dial Actuated Panel mount RPC

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