The quiet, gentle rocking of the water cradling your boat, coupled with a light breeze in the air and the warm touch of the sun make fishing one of life’s greatest pleasures. With such a serene environment, it’s very easy to enjoy the sport of fishing—until you get home. Once you arrive back home, it’s your duty as a fisherman to skin your fish—otherwise, how will you be able to eat it? For eons, the grueling process of skinning fish has always been the same; that is, until the four-person company Ultimate Fishing Gear contacted us about a revolutionary product idea they had.

Enter the Skinzit. This automated skinning device is a product that we here at Pivot worked together with Ultimate Fishing Gear to develop. Our team of engineers and product development experts located in Kansas City worked together with the company’s owners, Eric and Perry Parks, and investors Chris and Brian Kielian, while another team of ours in Asia also worked on the development of Skinzit. To allow the Ultimate Fishing Gear group to have a hands-on experience with the development of their innovative product, we traveled with them to our experts in Asia so they could see the finished product in person and approve its production.

By the end of the process, we had worked together with Ultimate Fishing Gear to create a truly one-of-a-kind product. The Skinzit is now the easiest way to remove skin and rib bones from fish—plus it produces less waste than any other method of skinning, allowing the user to get at every last edible bit of the fish. But how does the Skinzit work exactly? Watch your Skinzit work in 2 easy steps—the bones go through the first pass, and the skin goes through the second pass, ultimately leaving you with nothing but beautiful fillets from the fish.

It cuts the cleaning process time down by 50%, and being fully automated, the Skinzit is easy to operate, so anyone can use it. It can be recharged simply by plugging it into an AC wall outlet, and thankfully, it’s easy to clean.

Working together with clients through constant, open communication to ensure we have the right idea of what they want and need is important to us. We want to ease the process of manufacturing a new product for both those who are new to and those who are familiar with the process. That’s why, in 1985, we made the decision to go global by opening a procurement office in Taiwan, a manufacturing division in the Philippines in 1989, and a new business facility located in Europe in 2014. Since we are headquartered in the US, but also have multiple locations outside the US, we provide the ease of working with a US company, and the financial affordability product developers look for ina manufacturing partner. Let our engineering and design experts take your ideas and bring them to life. If you’re interested in pursuing a new product but don’t know where to start, contact us today!