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FOUNDED: 1951

AS9100-D / ISO9001:2015 / ITAR M28536WMBE / DGS-CASBE / NMSDC-MBE

EMPLOYEES: 70+

SITES: 2

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A Leader in Technology-driven Manufacturing

Rakar, Incorporated is an elite global supplier and leading manufacturer of technologically advanced solutions. Since 1951, Rakar has been a go-to source for design-engineered prototypes, components, and assemblies made of engineered plastics and high-performance metals to support government and commercial contracts with high-mix, low-volume manufacturing capacity, and increased design complexity. This includes new materials and reliability studies for high-leverage advanced manufacturing applications.

With our low-risk, high-reward approach, we work with our clients and their end-users to shorten the time required to develop technologically advanced products and bring them to market sooner.

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Our CEO: Thersa Padilla-Chaparro

Welcome to Rakar, founded by Ray Laporte and Karl Bischoff in 1951; we are a recognized leader in the manufacturing of precision components and assemblies.  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, is the company's Executive Vice-President and Advanced Manufacturing Lead. Along with our Team, we look forward to working with you on your most challenging projects that require reliability and the highest standards of quality and risk mitigation.

Rakar is a Certified Woman, Minority-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, precious metal inserts, and high-performance metals. 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, the 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.

Today, we look forward to the exciting changes in our industry and company. With a Catalogue of over 12,000 distinct commodities, we make daily shipments to our clients' assembly points in North America, Europe, Africa, South America, Asia, and Australia. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to doing business with you.

Theresa Padilla-Chaparro

CEO & Owner 

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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

SPACE AND AEROSPACE

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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)

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MEDICAL & NANOTECH

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.

- Vials

- Scoops

- Circuit Board Connectors

- Medical Connectors

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Rakar is a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced solutions. We are a go-to source for design-engineered projects with high-mix, low-volume manufacturing capacity and increased design complexity. We work to shorten the time required to develop technologically advanced products and bring them to market sooner.

 

- New Materials

- Reliability Studies

- high-leverage advanced manufacturing applications

- PCB, HDI, and High Density Interconnectivity Applications 

- Additive Manufacturing and advanced bespoke materials 

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING & FUTURE FLIGHT 

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We deliver complete design solutions from concept, modeling, and simulation through to production. Our team has delivered high-performance composite solutions for more than 20 years. Pushing the limits of composite innovation drives our pursuit for advanced solutions.

- Structural Panels and Assemblies 

- Primary Structures 

- New Substrates

- Custom Projects 

- Composite Tanks

SUSTAINABILITY & INNOVATION

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Rakar, Incorporated, designs, manufactures, and supplies engineered, precision plastic components for use in aerospace, defense, medical and industrial applications. The company was founded in 1951 at the dawn of the space age with the goal of providing high-quality components, competitive lead-times, value, and reliability to our clients. We are located in the beachside city of Oxnard, California 20 minutes north of Los Angeles. We are headquartered in our own 28,000 sq. ft. facility since 1987, specializing in thermoset and thermoplastic transfer, compression, and injection plastic molding and machining as well as precision toolmaking.

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RAKAR HQ

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RAKAR OFFICES

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DEVELOPMENT FACILITIES

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DOMESTIC CLIENTS

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Oxnard, CA

Los Angeles

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Camarillo, CA

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Washington DC

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Approved Elite Global Supplier

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North America

South America

Africa

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Europe

Asia

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Rakar has specialized in molding for the most challenging applications across all essential industries for nearly 70 years. Our quality engineering & proprietary methodologies have resolved many close tolerance problems with durable products for even the highest demanding applications of the harshest environments.

AEROSPACE          SPACE         MARINE         MEDICAL         ENERGY/INDUSTRIAL          CONSUMER         AUTOMOTIVE
 
WE ARE AS9100 & ISO:9001 CERTIFIED, ITAR REGISTERED, ALWAYS MISSION READY.

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