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Time to market

Many companies continue to develop a product design that leads to unnecessary costs, requires an inflexible supply chain and suffers from inefficient manufacturing processes.

Therefore, PP C&A’s engineering, operations and supply chain are integrated at the earliest possible stage to help optimise a machine design that is efficient to manufacture and has parts readily available to ensure quicker time to market.

Time to market is a critical factor for many machine builders. The faster the machine development, production readiness and commercialisation, the faster that revenue stream can be accessed by the builder as part of the revenue growth strategy. Generating revenues sooner and getting your technology adopted, creates real competitive advantage.

For instance, once the target market has accepted that technology/solution – the more difficult it is for a competitor/alternative technology to enter that market space.

Gaining additional technical and manufacturing knowledge and skills, whilst ensuring awareness of the many technology platform options available through knowledge sharing are unique benefits to PP C&A’s outsourcing approach.

Having a strategic outsourcing partner will, without any doubt, accelerate the time to market challenge and deliver scalability from prototype stage through to production volumes.


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Case Studies on strategic outsourcing

Needham Group (Interactive Case Study)

Play an interactive video with hotpoints that delve into the story behind the manufacturing partnership with Needham Group and the assembly of its N-Lase range of products.

Time to market » NTG logo design 2 01 mini » PP Control & Automation

Winbro Group Technologies

A strategic manufacturing outsourcing partnership – built on trust, integrity and maximising each other’s production expertise – is celebrating ten years together with the launch of the world’s most productive EDM drilling machine.

Time to market » winbro group technologies vector logo » PP Control & Automation

Collected customer case studies (2021)

This collection of case studies examines some of the recent strategic outsourcing partnerships delivering against several business pains for machine builders and OEMs, and how those partners are benefiting from the PP C&A approach.

Needham Group

Turning to the strategic manufacturing outsourcing expertise of PP Control & Automation could prove to be a pivotal decision for Needham Group as it aims to turn a £30m expansion blueprint into reality.

Time to market » NTG logo design 2 01 mini » PP Control & Automation

Inventor-e (iVendScale/iBinScale)

Inventor-e is accelerating disruption of inventory management with the help of the Manufacturing Assembly Network, a unique collective of sub-contract manufacturers and a world class engineering design consultancy.

Time to market » Inventor e logo mini cs » PP Control & Automation

Jenton Group

A new manufacturing partnership between PP Control & Automation and Jenton Group has created the capacity to build new UV technology in volumes that could help protect us from Covid-19 in indoor spaces.

Time to market » 4 by 6 Jenton Logo mini » PP Control & Automation

Mazak UK

As the years have gone by, the relationship between the two businesses has become more interlinked, with PP C&A increasingly being asked to be involved in the design stage of new machine builds.

Time to market » mazak » PP Control & Automation

Ishida (Video Case Study)

Watch how Ishida realised their growth potential by making outsourcing part of their manufacturing strategy.

Time to market » ishida cs mini logo » PP Control & Automation

Collected publications & case studies (2019-2020)

PP Control & Automation has had the opportunity to publish a variety of articles in the UK’s leading journals for the manufacturing industries.

A B Graphic International Ltd

A B Graphic International Ltd (ABG) originally engaged PP to design and manufacture the electrical back plates on its new Digicon 3 digital print finishing machine.

Time to market » ABG Logo mini » PP Control & Automation

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