Formero was approached by Surveylab to use its full line of service to prototype and produce 50 units of their GIS data solution device for a customer with critical timeframes.
Surveylab’s GIS data solution device, the ikeGPS is an innovative handheld device that combines a camera, laser, GPS, compass, inclinometer and PDA. Surveylab is a NZ technology company and a global leader in the GPS-laser technology service.
Invented by Leon Toorenburg, the founder and CEO of Surveylab, the ikeGPS 1000 series is known for its ‘point and shoot’ laser GPS technology that allows field users to remotely capture positional data for any target up to 1,000 metres away.
Users of the GPS data solution device include utility companies, forest services, international military engineers and aid agencies for disaster recovery.
While launching the ikeGPS 1000 series, Surveylab needed to use Formero’s full line of service for prototyping and producing 50 units for a customer with critical timeframes.
Though there were several issues to be dealt with during the course of the project including material selection and pre-production design reviews, potentially causing serious concerns to timelines, Formero’s project manager ensured each issue was resolved efficiently using Formero’s Design for Manufacturing (DFM) process.
Formero’s DFM service can overcome many of the challenges experienced with offshore manufacturing.
Formero’s project management teams operating in Australia and Shenzhen specialise in:
- Adherence to tight deadlines
- Overcoming language barriers
- Managing supply base to deliver on quality expectations
- Total project management from design to product delivery
Today, Surveylab has shipped ikeGPS solutions around the world to new customers in the USA, Australia, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, India, Denmark, France, Taiwan and Malaysia.