The Staco Story

Our mission: to become the most innovative supplier of Human-Machine Interface Solutions.

For more than 55 years, the biggest names in aerospace and defense have trusted Staco Systems as the provider of choice for critical cockpit control systems. While competitors have come and go, Staco is still going strong, propelled by superior engineering and continual technology development, including unique advances in optics, weight reduction and miniaturization. This technical superiority has led the company to continually enhance its standard offerings with unique custom solutions engineered and built to solve a customer problem or meet a customer specification.

The company was founded in Costa Mesa, California in 1958, serving the many aviation and defense companies based in southern California. Today, our sales representatives are located in over 35 countries.

Selling to the most demanding industries – military, aerospace, shipboard, and precision industries – Staco Systems expansion is due to a commitment to quality in creating custom solutions for its customers. Our products have been certified with numerous standards boards, military and supplier certifications including AS9100 and MIL-SPEC.

Originally known as Staco Switch, the company began by offering lighted pushbutton display switches including the first Series 30 switch, which was used in a Fokker F-27 in 1960. We remain one of the world’s preeminent providers of these products. The Staco Systems product suite is continually expanding, and now includes rugged keyboards and keypads, electronic controllers, panel assemblies and edge-lit panels.

Staco Systems headquarters is in Irvine, California with international sales offices in Australia, China and the United Kingdom.