Start ups

Start-Up Manufacturing

It is undeniable that innovation in nearly every industry is driven by the entrepreneurial spirit of start-ups. Identifying the right manufacturing partner with expertise, established global supply chain, and state-of-the-art facilities to convert concepts to a finished product can be challenging. Oftentimes, this indecision leads to start-ups attempting to manufacture their products in-house. While this can be a viable option, it is extremely costly and time-consuming to procure and program the appropriate equipment, determine the correct assembly, inspection and testing procedures not to mention hiring and training knowledgeable employees.

As a start-up, flexibility and the ability to adapt and adjust to various factors are especially important when selecting the right contract electronics manufacturer (CEM). You need a partner who is with you every step of your product development journey – from pilot builds to volume production and aftermarket support.

How August can help

We are your strategic business partner to transform your innovative concept into a manufactured product. We can help you identify your optimal pathway in production to scale-up from small batch prototypes to large volume production of your innovation.

We collaborate with you to identify the best and most economical production technologies for the various stages of your business’ growth. Our production and quality control processes ensure the premium quality and reliability of your products – because we realize that as a start-up your reputation is crucial to your success.

You benefit from our engineering expertise, leading-edge capabilities, strong supply chain management, and in-house manufacturing facility. We are equipped to support the full lifecycle of your product and this flexibility enables scalable growth of your start-up business.

Our start-up clients span across several industries such as consumer goods, mechanical assistance devices, monitoring systems and smart sensors.


Some of our capabilities that help start-ups reach their business goals and get their product to market include:

  • Board design and BOM review, analysis and optimization
  • First article inspections (FAI) of SMT and final assembly on pilot builds
  • Revision control, engineering change and process documentation
  • Design for manufacture (DFM) report includes:
    • SMT production issues and solutions
    • reflow profile analysis including x-ray images of before and after reflow
    • 3D print SPI data
    • board and/or mechanical assembly issues and solutions
    • test results and test optimization
  • Consigned and full turn key material procurement
  • Inventory processing and management
  • Drop shipping to end users

Learn more about how we help start-up OEMs:

Accolades from our clients and strategic partnerships

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August Electronics was engaged as our Canadian Contract Manufacturer to provide units for the Canadian Government.  From the first day, it was clear that they were very capable of the job, had the processes in place to meet the manufacturing standards for our CSA certified products and would be very accommodating.  Throughout the complete production process August demonstrated their technical expertise in manufacturing and troubleshooting.  This led to a subsequent project to retrofit 40 pre-production units. August’s technical expertise and troubleshooting skills shone through as we discovered that these units were in various states of repair.

Peter M.
Project Manager, Business Productivity Tools Company
April 12

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