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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

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: Strategic outsourcing partnership

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

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

During the design engineering discussions, it quickly became apparent that a more value-added design would be beneficial, allowing for a modular, configurable and pre-wired (Plug & play) style solution with significant benefit.

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

Inventor-e

Inventor-e was established in 2001 as a technology business to provide point-of-use solutions to industrial manufacturers and the facilities management markets.

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

Fullwood Packo

A huge surge in demand for the latest machines within the dairy industry means that Fullwood Packo has enjoyed particular success with its M2erlin robotic milking systems.

Time to market » fullwood packo logo » PP Control & Automation

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