Motoplast Oy

Easier to acquire new customers
Better collaboration with customers
Streamlined the entire process

”It has become a lot easier for us to acquire new customers. By using SolidWorks we easily create contacts with companies that have development projects, because we can make virtual prototypes and visualize what a solution might look like in a matter of hours. In this context SolidWorks is a very powerful tool.”

THE CHALLENGE

Motoplast is a part of the Finnish industrial group Motoral. Motoplast has 30 years of experience in Rotational Molding of plastic products for Nordic industry. When Motoplast receives 3D models of products from customers, they are often not designed by specialists in rotational molding, and thus they do not fit particularly well with the production process nor gain the full benefits from the designing freedom the process offers.

THE SOLUTION

Motoplast decided to move this part of the product development in-house by investing in SolidWorks and hiring a designer with extensive expertise in designing plastic products, explains development engineer Henri Ström. ”We wanted to streamline our entire process by being able to deliver turnkey solutions and build loser working relationships with customers. Furthermore, we wanted to be more competitive in the Finnish marketplace for rotational molded products. We aim at always being at the forefront of the technological developments in our business area while delivering maximum value to our partners.”