About Us

PICA Product Development (PPD) is a US based ISO 9001 registered company specializing in electronic and mechanical custom manufacturing services. While our name may be new as of 2016, our company has been successfully operating for over 30 years. PPD was formerly known as Nel-Tech Labs which was founded in 1984. We are the designer, developer, and manufacturer of the highest quality intelligent scenting systems, music on hold, message on hold, in store messaging and background music equipment worldwide. We also provide loss prevention solutions, systems and technology for one of the largest retail chains in the US.

In 2016, PPD joined forces with PICA Manufacturing Solutions with the mutual goal to continue delivering innovative and high-quality products in our current markets while expanding our product offerings to our dealers and end users. We understand that a dynamic marketplace requires constant product evolution and integration of new technologies, and it is this driving force that has kept PICA Product Development and the Nel-Tech brands at the forefront of this industry.

Our new product development service offerings ranges from conceptualization, analysis, detailed engineering, prototyping, testing and manufacturing support for complete Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. We offer turn-key solutions that can take your product from a “cocktail napkin” concept to a fully realized and packaged product that is ready-to-ship to your customer. We have a full suite of capabilities including design and development engineering services with extensive experience in custom manufacturing services in both rigid and flex PCB board assembly.

PPD also provides contract electronic and mechanical assembly services with fully equipped anti-static workstations to allow for an efficient and high quality assembly of your product. Additional electromechanical assembly services that we offer may include UV printing of enclosures, etching with our CO2 lasers or just simple labeling of your product with our high speed label and wire printers.

Our modern 18,000 square foot assembly facility utilizes the latest in automated assembly, inspection, test and rework equipment including MYDATA, Milara, Heller & Pillarhouse. We have a fully trained and seasoned production staff in all aspects of mechanical and electronic SMT assembly and are complimented by IPC-A-610 certified QC inspectors.

Over the years, PPD has grown from a small basement workshop to a thriving design and fully automated manufacturing facility utilizing the latest in robotic assembly equipment. We can bring your product to full realization with our highly trained and process driven staff backed with over 30-years of assembly experience.