Providing sustainable employment and sustainable relationships.
Forming An All-Natural Solution
Creating a global splash at parks and playgrounds
Over 3,600% sales growth from compostable phone cases
Pioneering supercriticial C02 extraction systems.
The story of Pela is fit with inspiration. From the culture and community Brad Pederson found in Kelowna to the beauty of being outside in the Okanagan, Pela continues to inspire and be inspired in their manufacturing work.
Putting It All Together
With world-class research and innovation in everything from aerospace to waterslides, local companies are developing the technologies and materials of the future, which in turn is attracting forward-thinking entrepreneurs and businesses.
The sheer diversity of manufacturers makes it easy for existing and new businesses to find high-quality local partners to help with specific challenges. High-tech composite jet components. Fiberglass film props. Compostable phone cases. Solar generators. Fruit beverages and snacks. Supercritical extraction systems. Oh, and snow plows. Here in the Okanagan we’re doing it all.
Over $51 billion in generated revenue (2017) in BC, making manufacturing one of the largest sectors in Canada
609 manufacturing firms employing 5,760 people (Census, 2016)