Did you know? Mobile computers are being built right here in downtown Buffalo. Bak USA was born in Buffalo, and they are reinventing what it means to make it in America. Obviously, we are 100% on board, and we’re guessing you’ll want to know more about this effort to create something big right here in the Queen City.
Here are 6 key things you should know about Bak USA and then some:
Thing #1: Bak USA currently builds and sells two computers made possible by their partnership with Microsoft and Intel.
The Atlas: This 2-in-1 laptop is purpose-built for education. Designed with durability, versatility, and portability in mind, the Atlas supports exploratory learning in any setting. The Atlas starts at just $515.
The Seal: This rugged tablet is built for hard work in harsh environments. It’s weatherproof, waterproof, and dustproof. Plus, it has all the bells and whistles aka optional 4G LTE, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and Windows 10 OS.
Thing #2: This team is handcrafting computers in Buffalo, NY, in a state-of- the-art manufacturing facility. And no, it’s not in the basement. They’re putting a more personal touch on the technology industry, which is pretty neat. They’ve abandoned the traditional assembly line process for a system that supports the highest level of quality and worker satisfaction. Their product workshop celebrates American standards of manufacturing, champions a human workforce, and introduces cobotics to create the safest, brightest, and most efficient workplace. What does that mean, exactly?
With one primary technician assigned to each computer, their manufacturing process empowers individuals with an authentic sense of ownership. The result? Computers that are built with an acute attention to detail, unprecedented pride in craftsmanship, and unsurpassed quality.
Thing #3: @bakusabuffalo is a social enterprise (yes, they are on social media, but that’s not what we mean). It means they are a for-profit company with non-profit values. This group is in business to succeed and help others at the same time.
Thing #4: Since opening in 2015, this local company has created more than 100 jobs in Buffalo. That’s a stat we love to hear.
Thing #5: Bak USA’s mission is more about making a meaningful impact than it is about making money. And if that’s not worth mentioning about this forward-thinking, nothing is.
Thing #6: Bak USA is primarily a business-to-business enterprise, but they DO have an e-commerce website open to the everyday consumer where you can buy their products directly from Bak USA. #shoplocal
This group is on our radar, and we think they should be all over yours too because the future is looking bright for this Buffalo-born startup. Start following them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn and experience their journey with them. And don’t forget to check out their blog for some awesome content!
Address: 425 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203