We are a design consultancy specialising in product design to manufacture. We have the necessary skills, resources and experience to take your idea to a manufacture ready product.
Grown through the industrial hub of South Wales we've trained with the manufacturing giants and now utilise these skills gained to enhance our design services for you the customer. We know what our clients need in order to manufacture products; we've been designing and developing products for 20 years. Time spent on production lines in hot sweaty moulding shops has given us the humility to design better products first time. For us its all about time to market and we endeavour to get your products finished ON-TIME, ON-BUDGET and fit for purpose.
We offer a full design service which can be tailored to your exacting needs. Whether it's industrial design, product design, product engineering or manufacturing we have the capability and experience to supply.
Why oneninedesign? Its simple, we recognise the majority of projects start with one idea (the design brief) and on average takes nine steps to realisation. One idea, nine steps to manufacture.
With over 60 years experience in product design we offer a full turn key product lifecycle.
We offer the aesthetic design, design engineering and manufacturing so the client has the ability to deal with us right through the design process and into manufacture.
With our in-house PCB design we control the whole product design envelope which enables a totally optimised use of materials and minimised assembly time.
As you might expect we use the latest in CAD software and are constantly updating our knowledge database with new technologies to improve our service and expand our capabilities.
Our client base is incredibly varied and as individual as the products we design. Our offices are in the Sony Manufacturing plant in Pencoed South Wales which offers our clients increased security and controlled access to anyone who wishes to enter (24 hour security).
We can provide full end to end electronics product design:
Schematic Capture & PCB Design using Altium Designer.
Microcontroller Firmware Development.
Product Approvals - EMC & Safety Testing.
Managing Prototype Builds.
Design Validation & Support Documentation.
Reverse engineering of existing products to deal with component obsolescence or the need for new features.
Working with our partners we also provide routes to UK-Based volume manufacture.
We have associate toolmakers in Asia that help us get our products to market quicker and on budget. It's our goal to ensure you get the right tooling for your application and optimise the steel grades based on volumes and surface finish. Most of our tools are shipped back to the UK for manufacture.
In our experience it's sometimes difficult to find the next link in the manufacturing chain so we decided to bridge the gap ourselves.
We have close associations with manufacturing facilities in both the UK and China which allows us to offer a full 'one stop shop' service to make your creative endeavour as simple as possible.
We are not constrained by the size of a project, there is no project too big or too small for us. The majority of our tooling is sourced from China and transported to the UK for production.
We've been helping the Raspberry Pi foundation to get their PCB information into 3D for people to use and make up their own designs for enclosures. Its been an interesting journey and we love what's happening to the industry. Seeing the Raspberry Pi fraternity grow is exciting and we are hoping to provide more enclosures in the future.
Operating a successful design consultancy is all about building confidence and relationships with our clients, something easily achieved with the facilities and professional support we get at Sony UK TEC. We often receive positive comments for the welcome our clients get when arriving at reception. The additional security requirements to access the site provides invaluable reassurance to our more project sensitive clients. Since moving into the Sony UK TEC office in 2010 our business has grown exponentially and we have moved to a bigger office to accommodate additional staff/services in 2012. This daunting task was made easy by the members of Sony UK TEC who made the transition seamless and painless. The access to all the amenities available on site has been amazing and provides a more efficient business model for us with dramatically receded needs to go offsite. Finally, the networking within the Sony UK TEC has meant additional business through other tenants and in return we give advice and support when asked. Its an environment for good business and advice with professional support throughout.