PCH-International

  • Here Are The Startups From Hardware Accelerator Highway1’s Second Batch

    Here Are The Startups From Hardware Accelerator Highway1’s Second Batch

    Hardware is hot, and nowhere is that more evident than in the startup scene. But most startups don’t have the requisite experience needed to handle sourcing materials and managing a supply chain — basically taking their products from prototype to mass market product. To help them out, consumer electronics manufacturing company PCH International announced last summer that it was… Read More

  • ShopLocket And PCH International Launch A Consumer Storefront For Startup Hardware

    ShopLocket And PCH International Launch A Consumer Storefront For Startup Hardware

    One of Kickstarter’s famous proclamations is that it isn’t a store, despite how many hardware startups use it pretty much as a pre-order platform, but now there is a store for gadgets made by early-stage companies, both shipping and pre-production. ShopLocket and parent company PCH International are launching Blueprint today, a store for early stage companies to shop their… Read More

  • Radio Shack Teams Up With PCH International To Create A Retail Pipeline For Hardware Startups

    Radio Shack Teams Up With PCH International To Create A Retail Pipeline For Hardware Startups

    Electronics retailer Radio Shack is teaming up with hardware manufacturer and accelerator PCH International to bring 6 square-foot “Powered by PCH” retail spaces to stores in the United States. This area will feature hardware startups that work directly with PCH’s accelerator, PCH Access, to bring their products to retail after incubation. The partnership will be called… Read More

  • PCH International Acquires ShopLocket To “Close The Loop” For Hardware Startups

    PCH International Acquires ShopLocket To “Close The Loop” For Hardware Startups

    Toronto-based startup ShopLocket, an e-commerce platform originally designed to let anyone sell anything from a single item to a line of goods quickly and easily via their existing presence on the web, has been acquired by an unusual suitor: PCH International, the company founded by Irish entrepreneur Liam Casey that has made its name operating as the go-between for major electronics brands… Read More

  • CE Manufacturing Specialist PCH International Launches Its Hardware Incubator, Highway1

    CE Manufacturing Specialist PCH International Launches Its Hardware Incubator, Highway1

    Electronics manufacturing specialist PCH International is looking to find new clients just as they start. To do so, it’s creating an incubator called Highway1 that will help young hardware startups build new products. PCH International is run by Irishman Liam Casey who has been dubbed “Mr. China” by some. The company is best known for sourcing, manufacturing and… Read More

  • Mr. China Goes To San Francisco

    Mr. China Goes To San Francisco

    A block from the Mariposa on-ramp and in the eye-line of 90,000 cars whizzing by on 280 sits an old warehouse that was home to the San Francisco Bay Guardian, a local alt weekly, and Digg. Most of the building is gutted and inside they are working on the “greatest enabler of hardware on the planet,” according to PCH International head Liam Casey. It will be the new home of Lime Labs… Read More

  • Electronics Manufacturing Company PCH International Raises $30 Million

    Electronics Manufacturing Company PCH International Raises $30 Million

    We’ve written quite a bit about PCH International, a China-based supply chain solutions company and a leader in the accessories market for e-readers, tablets and smartphones. Most recently, we covered the launch of their business accelerator program, which was presented on stage at Disrupt NYC. The company just announced that it has raised a new round of funding, to the tune of $30 million. Read More

  • PCH International Launches Business Accelerator Program; Lark Named First Startup

    PCH International Launches Business Accelerator Program; Lark Named First Startup

    PCH International is one of those quirky, successful mid-size companies you’ve probably never heard of. For starters, PCH is a Chinese manufacturing company named after a California highway that has headquarters located in Ireland. If you have a lot of gadgets lying around, you’ve probably used one and you may not even know it. PCH designs and produces electronics and gadgets… Read More

  • PCH International, Gadget Maker Extraordinaire, Raises Another $26 Million

    PCH International, Gadget Maker Extraordinaire, Raises Another $26 Million

    PCH International isn’t your normal Chinese manufacturing company. They’re located in Shenzhen, a sleepy fishing village in the 1970’s that is now home to 9 million people. It’s an Irish company, headquartered in Cork, Ireland. And to make things even more interesting, it was named after the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), in California. Founder Liam Casey has been… Read More

  • $21 Million For Mr. China

    Liam Casey, a Cork, Ireland-born entrepreneur, traveled to Taipei in 1996 on a whim to attend an electronics trade show. Within a year he had started his own supply chain manufacturing company in Shenzhen, China called PCH International (PCH stands for Pacific Coast Highway, a famous highway in Southern California where he lived for a while in the 90s). Jump to 2007. PCH International rode… Read More