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Bright Machines Named to Inc.’s Inaugural Best in Business List in General Excellence

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Bright Machines has been named to Inc.’s inaugural Best in Business list in the General Excellence category. Inc. created the Best in Business Awards to honor companies that have gone above and beyond to make a positive difference in the world this year.

The list, which can be found in the Winter issue of Inc. (on newsstands December 29, 2020), recognizes small- and medium-size privately held American businesses that have had a superlative impact on their communities, their industries, the environment, or society as a whole.

“To be recognized for addressing some of the world’s most profound challenges is an honor. Manufacturers have been among the hardest hit this year, with COVID-19 upending supply chains and closing down factories. We’re proud to have played a role in re-imagining manufacturing during a time when access to critical goods and services is more important than ever,” said Amar Hanspal, Bright Machines CEO and Co-Founder. “I’m filled with pride knowing that the work the Bright Machines team does every day is driving positive change, at a time when the world needs it most.”

Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc., says, “It’s been an incredibly challenging year for companies. Across industries, businesses have had to make brutally tough decisions and face unprecedented uncertainty. That’s why we knew 2020 called for a new recognition program, something to complement our annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. For Best in Business, companies have prioritized tackling today’s problems to lead us to a better future, even if they’ve struggled to stay in the black.”

Instead of relying on quantitative criteria linked to sales or funding, Inc.’s editors reviewed the companies’ achievements over the past year and noted how they made a positive difference in the world. They then selected honorees in more than 30 different industries–health, software, retail, business services, and more–and in age- and revenue-based categories. The applicant pool was very competitive, with around 2,700 entries and an acceptance rate in the low single digits—a huge success for these honors in their inaugural year.

Honorees for gold, silver, bronze, and general excellence across industries and categories are featured online at

About Bright Machines 

Bright Machines helps companies manufacture more products at a higher-quality and lower cost. The company’s software and robotic cells intelligently automate product assembly and inspection, helping solve modern factories’ capacity needs and labor challenges. With more than 500 employees worldwide, Bright Machines is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Seattle and Tel-Aviv. Visit


The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across various channels, including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the Inc. 5000 allows these founders a chance to engage with their peers’ in an exclusive community with the credibility to help drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit