Retail Process

At Airtex, Innovation is More Than Just A Concept…

…it’s one of our core values that is incorporated into every part of our daily process. Our designers travel the world in search of the new and unique, to keep us on the forefront of new product ideas and construction techniques. We translate global trends into creative product solutions in collaboration with our resourceful development and sourcing experts.


Our Proven 5-Step Process for Retail Products

New products come to life through our proven, five-step development process, which takes your project from the initial concept stages through design, manufacturing, and beyond.

It all starts at our Minneapolis design center, where our team will create an optimal solution for your brand and your customers, based on your design concepts/drawings. We work with you to develop and refine your product designs and to make manufacturing as efficient and cost-effective as possible.

From there, we move on to rapid prototyping in our domestic or overseas sample rooms. Quick turnaround on your prototypes lets you test the look and feel of your product and evaluate its performance, costs, aesthetics, and manufacturability.

The Airtex Group - Our Process

When your designs are finalized, your project is transferred to the capable hands of our manufacturing team. Our production experts will work closely with you to ensure that the final product meets or exceeds your expectations, and our process also ensures that all unique testing and compliance requirements are achieved.

Our solutions-driven mindset extends beyond development, as your product moves through our meticulous Operations and Production teams. For each project, we conduct on-site quality control inspections per our strict process and according to all specifications of our individual customers. Inspections begin with raw materials, continue during production, and extend through the finished product.

Once your product is introduced and on the market, Airtex manages orders and inventory through our multiple distribution facilities. Our responsive account management team will partner with you to ensure that your vision is fulfilled at every step in the process.

Full-Service Production & Custom Contract Sewing

Delivering high quality products that meet our customers’ performance, budget, and timeline requirements is our top priority. We offer the design and manufacturing capabilities projects needs to succeed. With full-service production from Airtex, we procure all materials and hardware and create the product from scratch. We also offer contract custom sewing, in which the client provides the necessary materials, etc., and we sew and assemble the final product.

Contact Us for Complete Retail Product Solutions

The Airtex Group is the only name you need to know for innovative, high quality retail textile products. Contact us today to discuss your project.