About Us

Since our founding more than 50 years ago, Pace Electronics has steadily grown in size, capabilities and markets.

Pace has now become a leader in electronic contract manufacturing and electronic component sourcing in the Pacific Rim. We also serve a wide variety of markets, including consumer, medical, industrial controls, automotive and emergency lighting/safety products.

Besides the Heshan facility, Pace operates a logistics office in Hong Kong and warehouse facilities throughout the U.S. At our U.S. headquarters, Pace offers engineering services, assembly and packaging. With its comprehensive global capabilities, Pace gives its customers the best of both worlds: Asian pricing and U.S.-based program management.

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Our History

The Beginning

In 1969, Pat Kehoe was a manufacturer’s representative for Panasonic, which needed warehouse space to handle the growing volume of components it provided to East Coast manufacturers. Pat seized the opportunity, rented a 10,000-square-foot warehouse in Upstate New York and started his own business.

Pace Electronics was born.

Early 1970s

Pacific Rim Component Sourcing

Turning to Japan for component sources was the beginning of Pace's long experience sourcing and procuring low-cost, high-quality electronic components from Pacific Rim suppliers.


Hong Kong Office Opened

Pace opened a new purchasing office in Hong Kong and met Peter Yang, a well-respected Taiwanese businessman. This would form a partnership that would go on to last to this day.



Pace built new headquarters in Sodus, NY. This would allow them to manage the expanding business and meet the demands of a growing number of world-class clients.

Early 1990s

Looking to China

In the early 1990s, component prices in Taiwan and Japan began to rise. Pace, always seeking to better serve customers, was one of the first companies to look to China for sources of low-cost, high-quality components.


From Components to Turnkey

When one of Pace's largest customers needed a new source for board-level assemblies, Pace accepted the challenge with energy. It was the beginning of Pace's foray into electronic contract manufacturing services.


Pace Tech Opens

By building its own factory just north of Hong Kong with over 1,200 workers, Pace is able to provide expanded capabilities, quality and engineering oversight for its growing number of contract manufacturing customers.


Addition of Lighting Business & Expansion

In 2008, Pace released its full line of exit and emergency lighting products. These products became the fastest-growing portion of Pace’s business. The rapid growth led to the first expansion at Pace Tech, bringing the manufacturing facility to 364,000 square feet.


Pace Moving Forward

Our manufacturing facility has undergone a second expansion, increasing to 641,000 square feet. Whether you’re planning to build an electronics subassembly or turnkey assembly, or searching for electronic components at the lowest price, Pace can meet your needs.


Helping Hands and Caring Hearts of America

Pace’s passion is to make a difference and a positive impact on our community. Helping Hands and Caring Hearts of America is an organization that has been operating in the Rochester NY area since 2015. Pace is proud to have sponsored their efforts beginning in 2020 with a contribution to the college sponsorship program. We would encourage everyone to check out the attached link and help make a difference in our community today with sponsorship, volunteering hours, or the purchase of the “My Huggy Bear” book!