20+ Years Delivering Electronic, Mechanical and Software Product Solutions that Drive Our Clients’ Success

Project & Program Management  •  Multidisciplinary Development  •  Prototyping  •  Manufacturing  •
Hardware Engineering  •  Software Development  •  Mechanical Engineering

Company Overview

Established in 1996, LocoLabs is a premier product development and design firm in the Silicon Valley of California. Companies from startups to the Fortune 50 seek out LocoLabs to provide electronic, mechanical and software product solutions. They come to LocoLabs because we understand the entire system and the complete lifecycle of product development and manufacturing.


LocoLabs brings creative innovation and over 20 years of Silicon Valley experience to solve tough design and manufacturing challenges for our clients. Complete product development, from program and project management to multidisciplinary development, to in-house prototyping, to turnkey volume production.

Making Our Customers Successful: A Select Project History

LocoLabs has delivered ruggedized IoT and IIoT solutions, wireless sensor networks, embedded Linux systems, lightning survival solutions, commercial robotics, LiDAR 3D spatial processing, LCD/OLED touch panel systems, and advanced Mil Spec gamma radiation imagers. With a proven design methodology we call Rev-Zero design, the majority of our product designs go into production without ever needing a spin. So take us for a spin!

Are you developing a new product?

Does your prototype need to be optimized for manufacturing?

Does your design need to be ruggedized for harsh environments or security?

Or, perhaps you already have a design project that is in need of rescue. You’re in the right place. We’re Silicon Valley’s premier product design & development partner. Creating new products is extremely difficult. Even some of the most experienced hardware and software companies struggle to exceed a 50% success rate. That’s why even the best companies turn to LocoLabs. For over 20 years, we’ve specialized in the design and development of complex hardware and software products. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LocoLabs is a 100% US-based design and manufacturing partner that helps companies bring production-ready designs to market faster and easier.

We’ve helped: 

  • Well-funded startups that need high-quality prototypes on rapid development schedules
  • Large corporations who need a nimble and independent engineering team to tackle challenging projects
  • Brilliant inventors who need help creating a revolutionary product
  • Market leaders who count on us to manufacture custom ODM products

Clients Choose Us Because We Solve Their Toughest Challenges

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Our mission is accelerate your product development and get to production quickly.  We focus on building your product so that you can focus on succeeding in the market.

Our Story

In 1996, while working together at a video compression startup in Silicon Valley, Brad Hoffert and Steve Kelsey founded LocoLabs. Combining expertise honed during Brad’s time at Sun Microsystems and Steve’s at Qualcomm, they created LocoLabs to solve tough problems in system-level development. Since then, they’ve helped drive innovation for hundreds of projects large and small, from digital video to wireless communications, custom chip design, sensor development, and Internet of Things devices.