Philadelphia 100® 2012 and 2013 Winner

EFE’s has always been dedicated to our customers, our employees, and our work – and we are being recognized for it. EFE is honored to have made the Philadelphia 100 list this year; we would never have made it this far without the experience of the people who work here and our innovative clients. Thank You.

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer / Philly.com

Kip Anthony was a farm boy from the Midwest who went on to become a mechanical engineer at big companies doing big things.

His work included preserving the rich sound of Steinway pianos, reconfiguring jet engines to move oil and gas through pipelines, and – curse him, if you must – creating aircraft seating.

Then the small-business bug bit.

“I wanted to have an impact on a small company,” he said. “I wanted to drive the ethics of an organization as well as the culture.”

So Anthony moved here in 2000 to take a job with EFE Laboratories Inc., a contract manufacturer in Horsham.

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Philadelphia Smart CEO Quote

Kip Anthony, President, EFE Labs

“In a compromise situation, I first seek to listen to the position of the other side, be it the employer or the customer. I try to understand where they’re at, what the key points are that they’re looking for, because I’m kind of a diplomat and I immediately try to craft a win-win scenario where both parties can walk away feeling like they came out of the situation with a satisfactory answer. It truly does provide benefit to both parties [to] knock out the items that are most detrimental – risk and damage mitigation if you will. I try to make sure I stay out of a compromise that has potential catastrophic consequences to the business. But I also realize that business is something that inherently incurs risk. I do accept that sometimes we make intelligent gambles.”

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia Business Journal CEO File:
“If you don’t like the game, change the rules.”
Interview with Kip Anthony, EFE Laboratories Inc.

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EFE Laboratories of Horsham is a solutions-based contract manufacturer. The company designs and manufactures custom electromechanical assemblies that serve specific functions. This includes communication interfaces, motion control, process control, power conditioning, high voltage and other applications. EFE also designs, manufactures, and tests capital equipment based on customers’ requirements. Company revenues grew from $3 million in 2009 to $7.1 million in 2011, or 136 percent.

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Philly Burbs Article

Manufacturing Solutions
By Crissa Shoemaker DeBree Staff writer
Photo Credit: Bill Fraser / Staff Photographer 

For more than 50 years, EFE Laboratories of Horsham has solved problems.

EFE, one of the oldest contract manufacturers in the region, builds equipment that other companies lack the time, or expertise, to create themselves.

And EFE is growing, targeting new markets and new business that will help it continue thriving in the future. Its success hasn’t gone unnoticed, and has landed EFE on the Philadelphia 100 list of the region’s fastest growing businesses for the first time in its history.

“We are at our core a manufacturing company, with aspirations of world-class manufacturing capabilities,” said Kip Anthony, EFE’s president. “We assess and try to understand (customers’) business plan, we use our manufacturing capabilities and engineering capabilities and leverage them to increase the return on their investment.”

EFE is No. 38 on the list, which is sponsored by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Business Journal and the Wharton Small Business Development Center and is based on revenue growth.

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WHAT’S YOUR ELEVATOR SPEECH?
EFE is an established, solutions-based contract manufacturer. The company brings extraordinary expertise to its customers through collaboration across diverse markets in pursuit of superior product design, development, and manufacturing services. The company relies on industry-leading quality through a commitment to UL, ISO, IPC, and other certifications. From start-ups to the Fortune 500, EFE has proven its ability to deliver measurable value to organizations of any size. EFE is an established, solutions-based contract manufacturer. The company brings extraordinary expertise to its customers through collaboration across diverse markets in pursuit of superior product design, development, and manufacturing services. The company relies on industry-leading quality through a commitment to UL, ISO, IPC, and other certifications. From start-ups to the Fortune 500, EFE has proven its ability to deliver measurable value to organizations of any size.

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Press Releases

EFE Laboratories Ranked for Second Consecutive Year on Philadelphia 100® List of Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies

Contract Manufacturer Continues Growth and Expands Industry Leadership Role

Horsham, PA, October 23, 2013—EFE Laboratories, Philadelphia’s oldest contract manufacturer and OEM of electromechanical software and engineering solutions for communications, industrial controls, aerospace, and medical device industries, announced that the company has been ranked #49 on the Philadelphia 100® list of the fastest growing, privately held companies in the region. This is the second year in a row that EFE has made the list.

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EFE Laboratories Ranked on Philadelphia 100® List of Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies

Contract Manufacturer Honored for Growth and Industry Leadership

Horsham, PA, October 25, 2012—EFE Laboratories, Philadelphia’s oldest contract manufacturer and OEM of electromechanical engineering solutions for communications, industrial controls and medical device industries, announced that the company has been ranked #38 on the Philadelphia 100® list of the fastest growing, privately held companies in the region. This is the first time EFE has made the list.

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