Ski Locking Device
(Manufacture to customer drawings)
Our client approached us to help them source all the mechanical components to and fully assemble their new product in China and pack in retail presentation blister packing before shipping in bulk to the UK. The “Locking Device” had been developed by a separate product design company who we know well and they recommended ADKO as a good potential manufacturing route.
The project included sourcing bespoke die castings, plastic moldings, rubber moldings, pressings, as well as several standard type components and fixings. One of the advantages of manufacturing in China is that bespoke production tooling is often 50% cheaper than in western European countries, so this made the customers upfront initial investment much less than would have been the case using UK suppliers. Also the unit product cost was far more cost effective than UK factories could support.
Another advantage of Chinatech is we have an office in China with engineers able to visit the suppliers. During one of the early trial builds several assembly issues became apparent which required a design changes. We were able to discuss these with the UK product design company and get a modified drawing back out to the supplier ready for implementing in China in time for the start of the next working day. (ie just as we were going to bed!). Quick and effective communication avoids delays and costly mistakes.
Our services for this project included project management and manufacturing.