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Project Overview – New Product Development & Cost Reduction

We have worked on a number of innovative new product development and cost reduction projects during a long term relationship with this global brand.

Each project involved the full product development cycle from idea generation, concept design, detail design, stress analysis, engineering drawing, prototyping, testing, project management and costing, using 6 Sigma project management techniques. In all cases we worked to International Standards as well as the customer’s own exacting standards and codes of practice.  We integrated into the various project teams at increasing levels of responsibility as the projects increased in complexity, eventually coordinating the engineering activities of project teams across the globe.

Total project value in excess of £1 billion, with sub projects covering many areas of the vehicle including powertrain, hydraulics, electrical, structural and the operator interface and environment.

Several utility patents have been developed as a result of our work. We also helped to develop 12 out of 17 new USPs (unique Selling Points) listed in an recent updated product catalogue.

Customer Profile

North-East division of a leading global blue chip construction and mining equipment manufacturer.

Company Size: Large
Product Complexity: Very High
Product Value: High
Production Volumes: Medium

Kevin came highly recommended to me from my UK colleagues, following the completion of some high quality project work he had produced for another side of the business.

He was subsequently engaged by me in a multi-disciplinary role at senior level, coordinating several multi-national design teams on a complex, high-value New Product Development project. His creativity, experience and engineering ability added significant value to the project and enabled several patents to be pursued. Kevin has an excellent work ethic and takes ownership of any given task. The program was completed ahead of time and to a very high standard.

We wanted to secure Kevin as a permanent employee at our company, and as such would have no hesitation in recommending him

Articulated Dump Trucks, New Product Introduction Manager