About Newko

Providing quality service for over 60 years. 

Newko is a customer service driven Prototype and Short-Run manufacturing company. We specialize in Prototype Metal Stampings, Short-Run Metal Stampings, Sheet Metal Fabrication, CNC Machining, Laser Cutting, Wire EDM and more.

Newko is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified company. We earned our first ISO Certification in 2002. Everyday we continue to operate with the highest standards for quality. 

A 98 percent on-time delivery performance attests to our passion for customer service, project management, and risk mitigation.

Newko's In-house capabilities, from design through packaging & shipping, support many of industries leading OEM’s, contract manufacturers, and product developers. We use the latest manufacturing technology for production of our parts and services.

We own and occupy a modern 17,000 square foot facility, in Palatine, Illinois, just outside of Chicago.

Our team is made up of highly skilled and experienced engineers and manufacturers. We have over 45 employees, the majority have been with us for over 10 years. We focus on cross-training in all areas of engineering and manufacturing.


Founded in 1958 by Harold Newberg and Gene Kock, Newko Tool & Engineering began as a machine shop and continued to evolve into a tool builder and metal stamper over 30 years. In-house services were comprised of simple progressive dies, as well as, secondary stamping processes.

In 1996, Scott Riddell founded Newko Prototype known today as Newko. Newko absorbed the existing manufacturing responsibilities of Newko Tool and Engineering and proceeded forward with the goal of being a world class Prototype and Short-Run manufacturer. Today, Newko focuses solely on manufacturing quick-turn, high quality prototypes and short-run parts and services, proudly serving hundreds of customers worldwide.