Development partners in innovation: Enlarge your success with a development team
The manufacturing industry is constantly changing. There are several complex challenges at hand, such as rapid technological changes, personnel shortages, growing competition and an increasing demand for high-quality and sustainable products. Innovating your process and production helps to meet these challenges.
This requires knowledge and skills from process engineers and operational management. The solution? A partnership focusing on innovation. By bringing cross-company expertise from different disciplines together in this process, you gain better results than with a traditional approach.
Joint development team
Traditionally, industrial automation projects rely on external suppliers for specific solutions. This relationship is often transactional. However, we believe that groundbreaking innovation requires deep collaboration, a joint development team. One in which we see each other as colleagues instead of client and contractor. Within such collaborations, you can rely on each other for later questions and projects.
Synergy by knowledge and experience
Close collaboration ensures a fusion of knowledge, experience and insights. The client has an in-depth insight into the specific operations, requirements and challenges of the production methodology and machines. The contractor brings a fresh perspective and broad experience in mechanics, electronics and software in the field of automation technologies. This synergy leads to solutions that are both innovative and practical to achieve the best possible results.
How do you choose the right development partner
In a jungle of machine builders and engineering firms, choosing the right development partner for your industrial automation projects can be overwhelming. After all, it is not just about technical competence. An ideal partner understands your business vision, has a proven track record, and has both flexibility and the willingness to grow along with your needs. Starting with a few small projects is a good way to see how the collaboration is going. You can also make the partnership official at a later stage of the customer-supplier relationship.
Communication is key: a good development partner listens actively, asks the right questions and is transparent about possibilities and limitations. Furthermore, it is essential that there is mutual trust and respect. As development partners you are not only work together on the present, but you are jointly building the future of your company. Choosing the right development partner is therefore a strategic decision that lays the foundation for years of innovation and growth.
Set project boundaries
With every collaboration there is a need for setting clear boundaries. Especially when there are cross-company collaborations. A confidentiality statement and agreements about intellectual property and the experience and knowledge gained, are indispensable. Clearly framing the project in advance and drawing up the wishes and specifications also helps to create this clarity.
Our method consists of eight clear steps: from concept to realisation. The intensity of the collaboration and involvement of the partners varies during a project. There is often close cooperation during the developmental stage and delivery stage.
There are also regular design reviews during the realisation process to make sure that the client is always involved. This ensures a bundling of your knowledge of business processes and our technical expertise at every step of the project.
Our completely in-house realisation is unique. This way we keep communication lines short and are assured of good execution.
Partnership as key to innovation
In today’s manufacturing industry, a one-sided approach is no longer sufficient. By working together and bundling knowledge and experience, we can meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. Are you ready for a partnership in innovation? We are!