Where We Come From
Oddly enough, the story of Weego begins with a decades-old paper company named Paris Corporation. Paris was founded by our now-CEO’s father in 1964 and continues to be a leading player in the paper industry; however, the growth of technology means that paper has become an industry in decline. So, our CEO set out to find an electronics product (because if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em) that could offer something for everyone, not just a select few.
Being a car, boat & tractor owner, he knows the troubles of dead batteries all too well, and thought the solutions were archaic, unsafe and inconvenient. He saw the potential for a light, compact jump starter to reach anybody who owned a vehicle; be it an Average Joe/Josephine, or a mechanic who knows the ins-and-outs of an engine. There was no product like it out there, and he loved the idea of something that would solve a genuine need for a lot of people.
Why We’re Here
In July 2014 the first Weego Jump Starters arrived. Gerry sent his two youngest sons on the road in what we call the Weego Wagon to do a soft-sell and gather feedback. The response was overwhelmingly positive, and in the process, we learned a lot about who our customers were and how they wanted to use their Weegos.
Since our first sells that summer, it’s been the customer who has defined our products through the feedback and conversations they’ve offered. Our product has evolved a lot over the years, and that has a large part to do with listening to our users and making changes and improvements on their behalf.
From the beginning we’ve aimed to provide the safest, most intuitive, and most convenient portable power products for the entire family. From city cars to trucks, ATVs to boats, and cell phones to tablets – we have a charge for everyone and everything.
In 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit close to home for Paris (Weego’s Parent Company), ravaging the NJ/NY coasts. A lot of people were severely affected by the damage, including some of our own employees. So, Paris employees came together to collect items for the victims of the storm – there was such an overwhelming response that we were inspired to create an internal charitable giving program, “Make it Better”.
We wanted to make an immediate impact in our very own community – so, the MIB program contributes to employee-nominated charities, causes & organizations within our area. We target programs that serve the community, help individuals who are willing to work for a better life, support Free Enterprise, or programs that offer better quality of life to individuals that cannot help themselves.
If you want to learn more about ways in which we give back, feel free to Contact Us.