The Product Manufactory (TPM), a Serra Capital I portfolio company, was featured in the Champaign News-Gazette on July 14. TPM offers professional design and engineering services for customers performing product development. The services side of TPM works on a contract basis and engages with customers to develop concepts and prototypes based on their specifications and requirements.
Out of all the products that TPM has created since the company's inception, the focus of this particular article was a new smart oven - one that automatically knows how to cook healthy, fresh ingredients into multi-course meals simply by reading a bar code.
"We received lots of incredible feedback and suggestions," Bryan Wilcox, CEO of TPM said. "Because we make a lot of use of technology and software elements, we're able to update the behavior of the appliances."