Our History

In 1971, founder James A. Barry embarked on a business venture built on a foundation of innovation and integrity. Mr. Barry founded Delta on September 30th, 1972. Delta began as a result of a merger between two companies. Following the merger, the design and manufacturing focus transitioned to switches for niche markets, mainly lawn and garden equipment. Switches became a significant segment of Delta’s overall business, and the line extended to included sealed switches for marine outboard motors. Delta is a dynamic company that molded from a company of 8 employees and 1800 square feet of space into a successful company of over 200 employees and 136,000 square feet of space. Delta Systems remains a privately held, vertically integrated corporation providing quality assurance at each step of the design and manufacturing process.

While expanding upon the relationships and needs of outdoor power equipment industry, Delta grew their product offerings to include advanced electronic controls and displays. The company remains vested in the best interest of their customers. Today you will find Delta products on equipment in construction, golf and turf, agriculture, marine, lawn and garden, power sports and school buses. From concept to delivery, the Delta team collaborates with customers to provide rugged and reliable solutions that enhance their products to fit their market needs.