Our History

PCH was founded in 1996 by Liam Casey. The company is named after the Pacific Coast Highway in Southern California; one of the most visually stunning roads on the planet, close to the heart of one of the most dynamic regions in the world; Silicon Valley.

PCH started as a small sourcing company and in just a few years we had evolved far beyond merely importing products; we were learning what the world's best companies wanted to build and we created the connections to make it happen. PCH disrupted traditional supply chains, enabled global commerce in spite of tough economic times, and dramatically shortened the time-to-market for products. We are the partner behind-the-scenes responsible for some of the most successful consumer electronics accessories launches. PCH has become the enabler, turning an idea into a physical product in the hands of a consumer while optimizing quality, cost, and time-to-market for our clients.

We have grown from a one-person startup to a global company with 2,800 people and 16 nationalities.

Milestones on the Highway

1996 Cork, Ireland: PCH established as trading company with $20,000 capital investment
2000 Operational centre established in Shenzhen, China
2001 $30 million revenue
ISO9001 and ISO 13485 certification
2002 PCH adds engineering and product design services
2004 China Turnkey Solutions (CTS) established in Futian Free Trade Zone
2006 $100 million revenue
China Fulfillment Solutions (CFS) established in Futian Free Trade Zone
2007 Liam Casey named overall winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
2008 PCH closes $21 million venture financing round
2009 $150+ million revenue
2010 $413+ million revenue
2011 PCH closes $26 million and $30 million venture financing rounds
PCH acquires TNS Distribution
PCH Accelerator launches pilot product LARK
PCH opens Seoul and Tokyo offices
2012 TNS opens Sydney and Singapore offices
Liam Casey appointed "International Start-up Ambassador" by Enterprise Ireland
PCH joins EICC and UN Global Compact
PCH acquires Lime Lab Inc. to expand product development services in California
2013 PCH opens US headquarters in San Francisco
PCH launches Highway1, a hardware incubator based in San Francisco
Tyndall National Institute and PCH International sign MOU
TNS Distribution acquires Australian firm CONEXUS
2014 PCH acquires ShopLocket, an ecommerce platform for hardware products