MSA has had a strong working relationship with Product Innovation
Ltd. for over 10 years. During this period we have found them to
be a responsive partner who can be relied on to find innovative
and imaginative ways to solve tricky problems. They've worked well
with our development engineers and operations people providing valuable
input to our creative new product development efforts. Many of the
projects they have worked on with MSA are among our most successful
in the market. We definitely view the responsiveness and imaginative
efforts of Product Innovation as providing MSA with a distinct competitive
advantage in bringing creative new products to market quickly.
Bill Lambert - Vice-President and General Manager,
MSA Safety Products Division
I have now worked with Product Innovation Ltd, and Peter Frank,
for more than ten years.
Our relationship first achieved commercial success with the introduction
to GTI of the first Firefly man down alarm for the Fire Service.
During subsequent years we have worked closely with them both on
new versions of this product, and also a family of gas sensing instruments
for Mine Safety Appliances.
More recently, our relationship has been expanded to include work
on extending the Gentech product range, which is a reflection of
the high regard that we have for their abilities. Throughout this
period, Product Innovation Ltd have developed a close working relationship
with key Gentech design and production engineering personnel. They
all share my own respect for Product Innovation Ltds ability
to take a product concept through early feasibility studies to a
competitive final production design. In particular, it is their
'free thinking' ability to stand back and take a rather more lateral
view of available design options that can make their contribution
to established company design teams so valuable.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Product Innovation
Ltd Ltd as a potentially valuable external design resource.
Colin R Everett
Gentech International Ltd
Since 1985, our company has worked on eighteen projects, which
Product Innovation Ltd controlled and managed. The success of these
has proved how well a small team of professionals can design, prototype
and manufacture products, which work properly first time, and in
very short timescales.
Malcolm Anker - Director
Anker and Renton Ltd
Toolmakers and Injection Moulders
We engaged Product Innovation Ltd to design and develop a new single-gas
hand-held monitor to replace an old in-house design. They started
from a clean sheet of paper and first produced a feasibility study
incorporating electronic designs, appearance designs, provisional
costings etc. They then developed the concept all the way through
electronics, software, case design and tooling. The transition to
manufacturing was seamless and the required international agency
approvals were all in place before product launch.
We were kept closely informed of progress at all times, so we were
always confident that the final design would meet our customer requirements.
The project was completed on time and at a unit cost, which was
less than half of the original target.
The product (called the Responder) was very well received in the
market place and we have since expanded the range to include five
different gasses. Product Innovation has supported this effort throughout
with speed and efficiency.
I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking
for an efficient, imaginative and comprehensive product development
Craig Gestler - Manager of Portable Instrument
Product Innovation Ltd provided our company with method of measuring
Oil Mist in marine diesel engines that removed all the drawbacks
experienced with existing systems. The solution was patented. Product
Innovation then assisted with development of the instrument up to
certification. They are always ready to help if we need guidance.
The QMI Multiplex TM Oil Mist Detector has been a resounding success
for our company. It sells worldwide in the marine field. Engine
test houses choose it as being the only system that delivers the
information needed to protect diesel engines quickly enough to be
of use. We have won a Safety at Sea award with an extension of the
design. (See http://www.oilmist.com.) We continue to develop the
system potential in new fields confident that our mist detection
business will go on expanding.
Our experience of working with Product Innovation Ltd is that
they have the ability to bring a fresh solution to any problem.
Their approach is to find an elegant answer with proven technology
used in a new way. They consider simplicity of manufacture and the
cost of the final product essential and part of their brief. Product
Innovation has new ideas or they are able to provide a new approach
to an existing product. They can give a complete service from concept
through prototype, testing, approvals, and on to final production.
Angela Smith - Director
Quality Monitoring Instruments Ltd
In 1997 Medical Technologies Ltd licensed major Intellectual Property
from Product Innovation Ltd with a view to developing a novel Infusion
Controller. Thereafter Product Innovation provided the Technical
Director role through the phase of resolving almost all of the technology's
risks - including the production of 2 iterations of looks like /
works like prototypes. They contributed a great deal of technical
skill to the development team, and gave valuable insight into the
technology's nuances. Probably Product Innovation's greatest strength
is the breadth of their technical knowledge, having been involved
in multi-disciplinary product development projects many times before.
They are honest, hard working and a delight to work with.
Robby Arnold - Chairman
Medical Technologies Ltd