Case Study


We have successfully delivered multiple innovative, patentable new product development and cost reduction projects for this leading supplier of disability products for commercial and residential premises. We have also provided the necessary technical leadership that currently does not exist in the business, mentoring the directorial team in best practice tools and techniques and helping them to grow their business

Orion Product Development Case Study – Innovative Disability Products

OPD have worked on a number of innovative new product development and cost reduction projects covering a range of safety related disability aids typically used in commercial and residential premises.

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, introducing 6 Sigma project management techniques to the business.

In this case we have also provided the necessary technical leadership that currently does not exist in the business and have worked to all relevant International Standards, Regulations and Legislation, whilst delivering aesthetically pleasing and innovative design solutions.  Various patentable designs were developed.

Project values ranged in value from <£10K up to several £100K.

I have engaged Kevin on several New Product Development and Cost Reduction initiatives, often under extreme time pressures. He takes ownership of each and every element of a project and his technical knowledge and experience fill a vital skills gap in the current organisational structure. He is highly innovative and we have made a recent patent application based on his latest work.

Kevin is extremely capable and reliable, adding significant value to the business through the activities he has been engaged in. We placed Kevin on a medium-term retainer and I therefore highly recommend him

Managing Director, NYMAS

Customer Profile

North-east based family-run SME supplying disability aids for a range of commercial and residential uses.

Company Size:

Product Complexity:

Product Value:
Low to Medium

Production Volumes:
Medium to High