Endoscopy Replacement Parts, Inc.
In 1979, when Joseph Bello founded Specialty Machining, Inc. in South Florida to service precision manufacturing contracts with companies such as Motorola and Gribetz, he probably never envisioned that someday his company would end up hundreds of miles north in Newberry. But as the company continued to grow and evolve, it would eventually need to seek out a new home. In the early 1990’s, then owner David Bello Sr. recognized an opportunity in the medical device industry to produce high quality third-party replacement parts to repair endoscopes.
As a result of this unmet industry need, Endoscopy Replacement Parts, Inc. was formed in 1997. By 2000, ERPI boasted over 500 products in its inventory. In 2003, ERPI needed to expand. They sought to find a lower cost business environment that could still provide the quality workforce necessary to manufacture their precision products. That is when they discovered Newberry, where they found affordable real estate, a workforce with a can-do attitude, a great quality of life for their staff, and a local government that welcomed the company with open arms. Today, ERPI sells over 1,500 unique products to service brands such as Olympus, Pentax, Fujinon, Storz, Stryker, Wolf, Linvatec, Dyonics, and more. They serve a worldwide market of independent service organizations, surgery centers and hospitals in over 80 countries, and proudly bring their, “Manufactured in Newberry,” products to market at competitive prices.
“Newberry officials proactively connected with us to gain a better understanding of our current business needs, ask if there are areas where they can help us attain our future goals, and explore opportunities to bring synergistic businesses from our supply-chain to the community. I believe this type of cooperation exemplifies a strong commitment and focus not found in many communities which will lead to the continued success of both our business and the City of Newberry.”
John Hartnett, III
Vice President, Global Business Development Endoscopy Replacement Parts, Inc.
Newberry, Florida, USA