History

Pivot product design and engineering

Founded in Kansas City in 1972, Pivot International started as a product design and development engineering firm. It was one of the first U.S. product development firms to jump into global sourcing, opening a procurement office in Taiwan in 1985 and a manufacturing division in the Philippines in 1989. In 2008, Pivot successfully completed the ISO:13485 certification processes and its factory became FDA registered. Pivot offers services in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, software design, industrial design, project management, contract manufacturing, electronic manufacturing services (EMS), prototyping, supply chain management, data management, business development, and regulatory compliance.

Pivot has more than 40 years of expertise in the field of product development and manufacturing. Positioned as a world leader in outsourced product development and manufacturing, Pivot offers the seamless convenience of working with a U.S. company and the financial advantages of utilizing its own in-house, offshore, tooling procurement and manufacturing capabilities.

Today Pivot is a leading design and development engineering services firm providing contract manufacturing to companies throughout the world.

2015 Selected in Inc. Magazine's Top 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies.
2014 Included in Security Sales and Integration Magazine's Top 30 Technology Innovations.
2014 In Kansas City Business Journal's 50 Fastest Growing Companies.
2014 Elected one of Kansas City Business Journal's top Life Sciences Companies.
2014 Pivot selected in the Ingram's Corporate Report 100.
2014 Pivot opens a new manufacturing facility.
2014 Pivot opens a new business facility in Europe.
2012 Under new ownership.
2008 Pivot receives its ISO:13485 certification, and its manufacturing facility becomes FDA registered.
2002 Pivot receives its ISO:9001 certification.
1994 Pivot International is established under a successful management buyout.
1989 The company’s manufacturing division in the Philippines begins operations.
1987 The company is purchased by PPG Biomedical Systems.
1985 The company opens a procurement office in Taiwan to leverage Asian sourcing.
1984 After 12 years of success in product development, the company is purchased by Allegheny International, a $2 billion conglomerate.
1972 The company is founded in Kansas City as a design and development engineering services firm with capabilities in electronics, mechanical engineering, and industrial design.

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