We are an elite global supplier of engineered plastic and metal components to the top Aerospace, Space, Marine, Defense, Industrial and Medical contractors in the world. We are a certified AS9100, ISO:9001, ITAR Registered, and Woman-Owned Company. We have been mission-ready since 1951.
Theresa Padilla-Chaparro, CEO of Rakar, Inc. is a recognized figure in the Plastics, Aerospace, and Defense Industries. She was selected as one of the Top 50 Women in Business in the Central Coast of California by the Pacific Coast Business Times, recipient of the Latino Business Award for Technology, Alumnus of the Class of 2019 "Women Breaking the Mold" by Plastics Magazine and was bestowed an Honorary Ph.D. by the University of Spain and Mexico in 2017.
Welcome to Rakar, we design and manufacture engineered plastic components for the Aerospace, Defense, Medical, Automotive, and Consumer Industries since 1951. Founded by Ray Laporte and Karl Bischoff, we are a recognized leader in the manufacturing of electrical connectors and insulators. In 2017 I acquired the Company from Walter Pittman, Ray's son-in-law, who served as the CEO from 1985 to 2017. Rakar had been my employer for almost forty years at the time. Today, we continue as a family-owned & operated business. My son Diego Padilla serves as the company's Executive Vice-President.
Rakar is a Woman, Minority and Veteran-Owned and Operated Company registered with the State Department as an ITAR Manufacturer, we are an AS9100-D and ISO:9001 2015 Certified Supplier. We are experts in harnessing the durability and qualities of high grade engineered plastics and precious metal inserts. We consistently achieve 97-100% Quality Scores Industry-wide. We are intimately involved in the space program including the early capsules, the International Space Station, Space Shuttle, and Falcon 9 SpaceCraft. Our clients and end-users include the US Navy, SpaceX, Boeing, Sandia Corporation, Raytheon, Amphenol Aerospace, Eaton Aerospace, TE Connectivity, ITT Cannon, and Lockheed Martin.
We have been in our current 28,000 Sq. Ft. facility since 1987. Today we look forward to the exciting changes in our industry and within our company. With a Catalogue of over 12,000 distinct commodities, we make daily shipments to our client's assembly points in North America, Europe, Africa, South America, Asia, and Australia. We thank you for your continued support and we look forward to doing business with you.
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Rakar has specialized in molding for the most challenging Military & Defense applications for nearly 70 years. Our quality engineering & proprietary methods of molding have resolved many close tolerance problems with durable products for even the highest demanding applications of the harshest environments.
With Rakar, you have an ITAR Registered partner providing to you the source reliable parts for all your munitions military & defense molding needs.
- MRAP Vehicle Components
- Navy Casualty Power Connectors
- Insert Molded Switches
- Humvee Heavy Duty Connectors
MILITARY AND DEFENSE (ITAR)
MEDICAL AND ELECTRONICS
When molding precision electronic components we have the experience and capabilities to complete the multi-step processes, with their value-added services with supreme quality & functionality. As a UL (Underwriters Laboratories) recognized molder with a quality control system that exceeds SPE & SPI industry standards, Rakar prides itself on the ability to meet close tolerances & guarantees inter-mate ability of all connectors & insulators molded.
- Circuit Board Connectors
- Medical Connectors
Rakar can accommodate any type of molding job. From commercial to consumer projects, we have many choices of Thermoplastic & Thermoset resin for any design. Let our design team turn your ideas into reality!
- Oven Connectors
- Phone & Radio Holsters
- Seals & Gaskets
- Plastic Tools
Rakar has over 300 various Thermoplastic & Thermoset resin compounds to choose, in a variety of colors. Our design team can aid your engineering staff in selecting the best material for your industrial products.
- Automotive Parts
- Marine Applications
- High-voltage Connectors
- Insulators & Housings
- Submarine Cable Assemblies
INDUSTRIAL AND ENERGY SECTORS
With today's technological world advancing in the blink of an eye, injection molding for the aviation & aerospace industry requires a molder that can keep up with the ever-increasing demand for strategic, mission-critical applications.
- Boeing 777 & 787 Auxiliary Power Units
- F-18 Super Hornet
- International Space Station Connectors
- Switch ID Buttons