• History
  • Willis Electric Company was founded in 1969 by late President and CEO, Peter Chen, and is currently lead by son, Johnny Chen, and daughter, Emily Chen. By focusing on leading edge innovation, efficient order execution and strict quality control, Willis has maintained its leadership in the industry for over 40 years. Willis continues to provide new and revolutionary solutions that appeal to all segments of the consumer base.
  • Willis has registered more than 40 family of U.S. patents. Willis has secured US patents on IC Designs, 3D Sculptures, Connectors, Tree construction and Premium Lights construction. In 2011 alone, Willis’s One Plug Tree has 16 Design and Utility Patents pending. These are all crucial patents that are driving the industry innovation.
  • In 1993, Willis’s wire factory began to manufacture wire for Christmas lights. In 1994, Willis worked jointly with Sumitomo Wiring Group from Japan to upgrade its technology and machines to manufacture wire for Office Appliance use. Currently, the wire facility contributes 1/3 of the corporation’s sales volume.
  • In 2004, Willis expanded its facility and began to manufacture pre-lit trees. Willis Pre-Lit Tree is now the fastest growing category for Willis with various beautiful tree styles, reliable lights, user friendly inventions and competitive pricings.
  • In addition, Willis initiated the design and development of plastic products such as Easter eggs and bird feeders.
  • In 2010, Willis has acquired a plug company and lunched to start its line of Extension Cords with UL listing and testing equipment ready.
  • The company takes pride in constantly improving its facilities with new machines and new “Know How’s”.
  • Willis will continue to deliver and surpass its promise to its customers and partners: deliver practical, trend-forward products and provide consumer solutions at competitive costs through creativity and ever going product innovation.
  • We set up a new factory for Christmas trees, lights, and outdoor decor/yard decor in southeast Asia since 2017. It's located in Bavet, Cambodia.
  • Strengths
  • Quality Control:
    Being vertically integrated from wire and plastic injection to bulbs and IC controllers, Willis has total control through every phase of product manufacturing.
  • In-House Testing:
    Willis is capable of performing each of the required 30 UL tests in its own state of the art testing facility.
  • Storage Capacity:
    Ability to store 1,200 containers of product in its finished product warehouse.
  • Production Capacity:
    2 million square feet of factory and office space in China.
  • Precise Order Execution:
    With a production capacity exceeding 9 million light sets per month combined with its detailed forecasting methods, Willis is capable of following shipment schedule during peek periods.
  • Technologically Advanced:
    First lighting company to use SAP’s Enterprise Resource Planning software, which allows us to control inventory precisely. We are EDI capable.
  • Safety:
    Has received worldwide certification: UL, CSA, GS, CE, BS, T-Mark, and ETL are just a sampling.
    Leader in UL Applications: First company to secure UL certification (1976) and the first to gain certification.
  • GSP & Tariff:
    It's possible to provide GSP certificate and save the tariff when importing to the U.S. if production is done in our Cambodia factory.
  • US Patents
  • Willis Electric leads the decorative lighting and pre-lit tree industries in developing innovative products for
    sale to consumers and retailers throughout the world.
    Some of our many patents are listed below, including:

    Pre-Lit Tree and Lighting Technology
    US 6,373,733
    US 6,883,951
    US 7,055,980
    US 7,055,981
    US 7,137,719
    US 8,454,186
    US 8,454,187
    US 8,469,750
    US 8,568,015
    US 8,569,960
    US 8,870,404
    US 8,876,321
    US 8,936,379
    US 8,974,072
    US 9,044,056
    US 9,055,777
    US 9,066,617
    US 9,140,438
    US 9,157,587
    US 9,157,588
    US 9,179,793
    US 9,220,361
    US 9,222,656
    US 9,243,788
    US 9,439,528
    US 9,441,800
    US 9,441,823
    US 9,484,687
    US 9,526,286
    US 9,572,446
    US 9,648,919
    US 9,664,362
    US 9,671,074
    US 9,677,748
    US 9,677,749
    US 9,812,815
    US 9,861,147
    US 9,883,566
    US 9,883,706
    US 9,887,501
    US 9,894,949
    US 10,010,208
    US 10,028,360
    US 10,028,607
    US 10,036,542
    US 10,070,675
    US 10,119,689
    US 10,098,491
    US 10,085,504
    US 10,178,887
    US 10,194,764
    US 10,206,530
    US 10,337,711
    US 10,357,071
    US 10,362,822
    US 10,426,208
    US 10,433,604
    US 10,441,014
    US 10,488,026
    US 10,578,289
    US 10,609,974
    US 10,881,158
    US 10,982,828
    US 10,989,374
    US 11,006,687
    US 11,013,355
    US 11,369,159
    US 11,419,374
    US 11,815,235
    US 12,000,551
    US D678,211
    US D686,523
    US D710,800
    US D945,966
    US D972,507
    Other Patents Pending
  • Wiring Technology
    US 9,140,438
    US 9,157,588
    US 9,243,788
    US 10,222,037
    US 10,578,289
    US 11,085,595
    US 11,149,929
    US 11,808,418
  • Other Lighted and Non-Lighted Artificial Tree Technology
    US 8,298,633
    US 8,469,750
    US 11,490,671
    US D696,153
    Other Patents Pending
  • Outdoor and Sculpture Technology
    US 6,559,605
    US 6,575,595
    US 7,014,352
    US 7,137,719
    US 9,845,925
    US 10,119,664
    US 10,184,654
    US 10,222,037
    US 10,267,464
    US 10,578,260
    US 11,149,929
    US 11,306,881
    US 11,852,237
    US 11,920,750
    US D616,175
    US D620,388
    US D620,836
    US D623,084
    Other Patents Pending
  • Projector Technology
    US D849,981
    US D851,312
  • Micro-Light LED Technology
    US 10,288,235
    US 10,288,236
    US 10,624,166
    US 10,697,598
    US 10,728,970
    US 10,845,036
    US 10,907,781
    US 10,914,436
    US 10,914,437
    US 10,959,308
    US 10,962,182
    US 10,989,371
    US 11,084,683
    US 11,168,850
    US 11,172,559
    US 11,300,273
    US 11,335,066
    US 11,353,174
    US 11,353,176
    US 11,378,238
    US 11,424,583
    US 11,808,416
  • Awards
  • Our Location
    R&D DEPT.
    Humen, China
    Humen, China
    Bavet, Cambodia
  • USA
    North Carolina (1-866-210-5958)