P1 Technologies earned the 2022 Leading Tech Company Award at TechNite in May.
Through their 375 employee-owners, P1 Technologies in Roanoke County has been partnering directly with OEMs worldwide since 1949 by working together to provide solutions to industry needs. They design and custom manufacture patient monitoring cables, surgical devices, and plastic molded components.
P1 Technologies is a highly regarded specialty manufacturer in one of the most regulated, demanding, fast-paced industry sectors in the marketplace. They combine high-quality standards with R&D capabilities, resulting in consistency and new solutions, building trust and longevity with their customers.
Lydia Brantingham-Payne, Marketing and Communications Manager at P1 Technologies, shares the company’s story and what it means to be a global manufacturer of specialty medical equipment in Roanoke, VA.
What does it mean to P1 to win the 2022 Leading Tech Company Award?
As an employee-owned company, we all take great pride in being recognized by the RBTC as a leader in our field.
The Leading Tech Company Award recognizes companies demonstrating excellence in people, programs, and projects within its industry. Tell us more about how you see this demonstrated at P1 Technologies.
Our long history in the medical industry has contributed to our success and given us an exceptional reputation. We’re proud to support our customers in overcoming obstacles with overseas vendors by offering all services in one location in Roanoke County. Our in-house customer service, design, and R&D teams are available and ready to help with any issue. Because of our experience and expertise, we’ve remained at the forefront of the medical device industry and strengthened business relationships with some of the largest and leading medical device companies in the world.
P1 is known as a highly regarded specialty manufacturer in one of the most regulated and demanding fast-paced industry sectors in the marketplace. To those who are unfamiliar with your company, what does that mean?
Being a manufacturer in the medical space requires a lot of due diligence to keep up with our customers growing needs and FDA regulations. To stay on the cutting edge, P1 Technologies has engineering, quality, and compliance teams that continuously review new procedures and compliance requirements. Because we are a global manufacturer, we not only stay current with USA regulations, but medical device requirements of other countries as well.
Describe a typical P1 client and the reach of P1 products. Are they global or national?
Our typical clients are medical device company OEMs or individual doctors developing new tools and technologies to enhance their area of expertise. Our reach is 85% domestic and 15% global. Many of our employees report that they see our products during their own medical procedures! It is very rewarding to know that our products help people daily.
What is the culture like at P1 Technologies?
We try as much as possible to operate as a family. We extend as much care and respect to each other as we do to our customers.
What’s a surprising or fun fact about P1?
We once did a quick turnaround project for Shania Twain! We manufacture custom in-ear monitor cables and that’s what we made for Shania. Later, she sent in an autographed picture thanking us. Of course, all our friends said they wanted to meet her if she visited the plant!
Anything else we should know?
P1 started in 1949 as a hearing aid cord manufacturer and has grown into a progressive medical manufacturer. Our dedicated employee-owners are focused on putting our customers first by incorporating technological advancements in our manufacturing processes. There are currently 375 people working at our facility, and we’ve also incorporated a new type of employee, a cobot! These robots work directly with our production team for handling small, manufactured parts.