New Britain's Okay Industries leads its field in manufacturing parts, assemblies for medical field

Published on Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:32
Written by Ciara Hooks


NEW BRITAIN – Okay Industries has been servicing the city for over 100 years making parts and assemblies for some of the world’s largest medical companies.

Located at 200 Ellis St in New Britain, Okay Industries has always been a leader in its field. The manufacturer has a second location at 245 New Park Drive in Berlin and a third location in Alajuela, Costa Rica.

Okay Industries began in 1911 as B. John Manufacturing as a tool and die company. In 1968, it changed its name to Okay Industries by its new owner Ed Okay, who had a long Polish last name but shortened it to Okay.

Over the decades they’ve changed to a full-service contract manufacturer and manufactures components and subassemblies for the medical industry, including surgical stapling devices, instruments and implantable pacemakers and defibrillators. Parts for endoscopic cutters, arthroscopic surgery tools and robotic surgery tools are other components the manufacturer builds.

The engineering and innovative driven company takes pride in the importance of their very complex parts and sets themselves apart from other manufacturers with their attention to precision. The company says its staff is the heart of their operation. Their expert team combines advanced technology and quality craftsmanship on every project, collaborating with customers to solve complex design and manufacturing challenges. With state-of-the-art capabilities and innovative solutions, the team’s experience and skills help customers get to market faster, with improved results and optimized costs.

Okay Industries has kept its commitment to quality products and superior customer service to the communities it supplies. The technology-driven company has stayed on top of emerging trends in the industry and made sure its employees are the best and brightest.

Okay Industries has added three research and development labs to help better meet the needs of special customer projects. Plastic molding capabilities have also been added in New Britain and Costa Rica so Okay could become a more vertically integrated supplier and reduce the need for customers receiving shipments from multiple vendors.

Okay Industries has also worked toward training the future workforce by partnering with the Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Academy at New Britain High School and has partnered with Central Connecticut State University to provide scholarships to students focusing on mechanical or manufacturing engineering.

They also joined forces with the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) and the Consolidated School District of New Britain to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) facial shields to the Hospital of Central Connecticut during the pandemic. With the help of volunteers assembly took place inside New Britain High School.

Okay Industries can be found online at and reached at 860-225-8707.

Posted in New Britain Herald, , New Britain on Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:32. Updated: Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:34.