ROCHESTER, NY — PEKO Precision Products, Inc. is furthering its support of startups through a partnership with FORGE. FORGE is a nonprofit that aims to help Massachusetts companies navigate the journey from prototype to impact by providing access to needed resources.
As part of the relationship, FORGE will connect startups to PEKO who may be a good fit for manufacturing and commercialization of their hardware, machinery, or equipment. Specifically, FORGE will work to understand a business’s needs and make introductions to PEKO when there is compatibility and the basis for a mutually beneficial relationship. To further its awareness among FORGE startups, PEKO will also take part in FORGE-hosted events throughout the year and showcase its value to startups as their engineering and manufacturing arm.
“A lot of new companies have gaps in knowledge, technical know-how, and manufacturing when it comes to making and scaling their physical products,” said PEKO’s New England Account Executive, Bill Melvin. “Most of the companies we work with don’t want to or don’t intend on ever having their own manufacturing plants. FORGE will help us connect with startups so we can work together effectively to increase their readiness.”
As a forward-thinking manufacturer, PEKO will work collaboratively with the startups to provide full-service support to bring their innovative products to market. These include:
- Development and prototypes
- Contract manufacturing services
- Precision parts and assemblies
“By connecting Massachusetts startups to suppliers like PEKO, we’re empowering regional production and supporting the successful scaling of innovative products,” explained Adam Rodrigues of FORGE. “We’re thrilled to have PEKO as one of our high-quality and trustworthy resources to help drive a self-fueling ecosystem of innovation.”
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