E-Z-Hook delivers products specifically designed for client’s unique industry applications. As problem solvers we work with our customers to ensure they get exactly what they want. Our consultative approach has allowed us to combine industry-specific requirements with ideas that leverage our prior product and industry experiences. We create solutions to specific challenges and ensure E-Z-Hook product meets the customer’s objectives. Today E-Z-Hook products are used across multiple industries in numerous applications.
DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
E-Z-Hook works with clients to turn their ideas and requirements into viable products. Our engineering and production team is well versed in all aspects of the design and manufacturing process. Our product development services enable us to provide end-to-end solutions.
From design drawings to machining required tooling and fixtures our engineering services allow us to develop solutions that take product from design to prototyping and finished product.
E-Z-Hook provides customers the ability to tailor and customize existing products to meet their unique requirement. We are happy to provide custom cable and lead lengths, hook bends, plating specifications, kits and much more.
Leveraging our experienced production team, we can integrate a wide variety of non-E-Z-Hook product and client provided components. We can manage the entire process including component purchasing, or just specific assembly aspects.
E-Z-Hook can provide client requested test reports including first article inspection, process control plans, validation reports, tensile testing and more.
Quality planning is an E-Z-Hook commitment. We focus on continually improving our processes and eliminating areas of high risk. In-process inspection during manufacturing and final inspection ensures product meets requirements.
About E-Z Hook
- Present Day
It has been over sixty years and E-Z-Hook is still continuing to dominate in the electrical test accessories industry around the world. With our commitment and dedication to continuously evolving and selling new innovative solutions as they become needed. We aim to provide solutions that industries require to meet their testing requirements. As mandated by E-Z-Hook’s Quality Policy, E-Z-Hook is committed to meeting the requirements of all interested parties and continually improving the effectiveness of the ISO:9001 Quality Management System.
In 1956, born out of the humblest of beginnings from Bob Youger’s garage in Covington, Kentucky, came our company E-Z-Hook. This was the starting place for several of the company’s earliest variations of flagship mini-hooks, such as the creation of the E-Z-Clip and the E-Z-Probe.
From 1958 to 1970, Ashford Wood and his son Phelps Wood represented the E-Z-Hook line, as well as several other manufacturers, through the Ash M. Wood Company. During this time frame, E-Z-Hook’s product line consisted of only 12 products.
E-Z-Hook received their first patents for the company, the patent for the first hypo-action test hook for electrical connections.
In 1971, Phelps Wood and his father Ashford Wood purchased E-Z-Hook from Bob Youger with the firm belief that the company had much potential with their hypo-action hook being unique to the industry. They broadened E-Z-Hook’s current mini-hook line, adding micro-hook and macro-hook options. With the ever-evolving technological industry, the original E-Z-Hook was modified, creating the X100W mini-hook model that is still utilized today.
During this decade E-Z-Hook established numerous distributors across the globe ranging from Canada, Mexico, South America, and multiple countries throughout Western Europe.
E-Z-Hook aggressively expands into the automotive industry with the development of the XJL and XEL insulation-piercing macro-hooks. During this time, E-Z-Hook continues to add and expand product to other existing product lines, expanding their manufacturing to much more than just test hooks.
The company moves into a 24,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Arcadia, California.
As medical equipment becomes more technologically advanced, E-Z-Hook sees the need for electronic connections in the marketplace and proceeds to enter the industry with customized test leads, cables, and hooks.
At the same time, E-Z-Hook sees tremendous growth in their electronic field division with E-Z-Hook’s XKM test hook becoming a staple for logic analyzers and oscilloscopes.
E-Z-Hook continues designing and developing new products allowing E-Z-Hook to expand their industry reach. The XMR Micro-Hook line is launched, expanding the micro product line to seven hook styles. Designed specifically to accommodate the defense industry and EOD space, E-Z-Hook developed our insulation piercing XB wire clamp. E-Z-Hook further expands its product line into the energy industry with multiple Tag-Out components. Becoming actively involved is the third generation of Wood’s family members.
In 2006, E-Z-Hook celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Continued product development has once again allowed E-Z-Hook to expand its product offerings across multiple industries. Our most noticeable area of growth has been the large growth in engineering and development services to support customized products servicing aerospace, defense, energy, and medical. E-Z-Hook continues to meet government and international regulations with an extensive RoHS and REACH compliant product line.
In 2018, an extensive plant remodel was completed which was helpful in establishing a more cohesive production environment.
In October of 2016, E-Z-Hook obtained ISO 9001:2015 certification.
We’ve specially designed our E-Z-Micro-Lock XG connectors to slip into PC board test point holes and lock onto the board. This test lead consists of an XG25 micro-lock to 0.250″ (6.35mm) insulated spade lug. Standard wire is 22 AWG PVC.REad mORE
The XM25 Micro-Hook is designed for use where weight and leverage may damage components. Its lightweight body (less than 1 gram) and hypo-action hook easily allows for direct hook up to delicate wires and components. Identical to standard XM model except a one-piece gold plated beryllium copper blade forms hook, conductor and 0.025″ (0.635 mm) […]REad mORE
We’ve been getting great feedback recently about a huge number of uses for these X2015 hooks. Our clients love them. Why not try on today? The X2015 is the smallest of our micro double hook’s, this part is designed for use with surface mount devices or where connection point is very small. The insulated shaft […]REad mORE
An anti-rotational hook is just one of the features of this advanced new part. This new micro-hook features a narrow design that allows for multiple side by side hook-ups to delicate wire or components. A stronger, thicker and wider blade material is made to withstand high usage and provide positive, solid connections with each hook-up. […]REad mORE
E-Z-Hook is committed to meeting the compliance requirements our clients demand. Please contact us for more information on specific compliance policies including REACH, CA Prop 65 Conflict Minerals (CMRT) and more