CZERO MAKES INC. 5000
Debuts at #923 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies
Fort Collins, Colorado – August 12, 2015. Czero announced today that Inc. Magazine has named it one of the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States. In its debut on the list, Czero broke into the top 1,000, with a rank of 923 based on a 484% 3-year growth rate, and was seventh among engineering companies.
A mechanical engineering R&D firm, Czero specializes in complex machine design, advanced hydraulics and early-stage, concept-to-prototype development of new technologies for the cleantech, oil and gas, and automotive industries. The company has grown steadily since veteran engineers Guy Babbitt and Chris Turner founded the company and has nearly doubled in revenue in each of the last three years.
We’re honored to be included among America’s leading entrepreneurs in the 2015 Inc. 5000. It’s a tribute to the innovation work we do for our clients and a credit to our team of dedicated, experienced R&D engineers that Czero has grown so consistently during the economic turbulence of the last few years.
To qualify for the Inc. 5000, open only to privately owned, independent U.S.-based companies, Czero demonstrated growth over a four-year period from revenue of at least $100,000 in 2011 to revenue of at least $2 million in 2014.
We really specialize in things that have never been done before, technologies that leap ahead of what’s already out there. There’s big business value in that for our clients, which keeps our advanced engineering R&D services in high demand.
Czero innovations, R&D partners and clients have received high-profile recognition in the U.S. in recent months. An automotive cleantech innovation for natural gas vehicle (NGV) refueling that Czero jointly developed with Oregon startup Onboard Dynamics was showcased at the first-ever White House Demo Day on August 4th, hosted by President Barack Obama to highlight diversity in American entrepreneurship. And in July, the Smithsonian opened the Places of Invention exhibit which features three Czero clients.
Earlier this year, Czero won the Colorado Companies to Watch award for contributions to the state’s economy and made the Mercury 100 list of Northern Colorado’s fastest-growing companies.
About Czero Inc.
Czero’s works with multinationals, startups, universities and government organizations around the globe, providing advanced R&D engineering services to solve real-world energy challenges with innovations that improve energy efficiency and reduce harmful emissions. Founded in 2007, Czero is an in-house partner of Colorado State University’s Energy Institute at the Powerhouse Energy Campus in Fort Collins.