The Nørresundby company Ergonomic Solutions is set to kick off a major new venture in September with the international launch of its ground-breaking product, OpenSpace Duo, in close collaboration with Cre8tek.
Cre8tek is responsible for the delivery of the mechanical components for the new product, the prototype of which has already been presented at international retail fairs in London, New York and other cities.
OpenSpace Duo is a Mobile Point of Sale (Mpos) system and is intended for retail, restaurants, etc. What makes this product innovative is that it makes it combines the possibility to order and pay via two different platforms. For example, you can use an Ingenico or Verifone terminal to pay on the one side and a Samsung or Apple product to order on the other.
Ergonomic Solutions is already an international market leader in Mpos solutions.
While Cre8tek is supplying the mechanical components, the Viborg-based company Ektos is delivering the electronics. The product is assembled in Ergonomic Solutions’ brand-new manufacturing facilities in Nørresundby.
Ce8tek injection moulds the plastic components in Shenzhen, and the tools for this process are manufactured in Cre8tek’s own tool shop.
“Our great collaboration with Ergonomic Solutions serves as an example of how moving cost-intensive parts assembly to China can help improve competitiveness through a more efficient production setup. Ultimately, it also helps create more local jobs,” said Poul Dørup Olesen, Manager Director and head of Cre8tek’s Hjørring division.
Ergonomic Solutions, which has worked with Cre8tek for several years, especially values the fact that communication between the two businesses has been seamless.
“Our partnership with Cre8tek in Hjørring has been excellent, both in terms of communication and the work itself, and it gives us a good inroad to the benefits that come with manufacturing in China,” said Managing Director Per Bjerring of Ergonomic Solutions.
Ergonomic Solutions was originally established as a company focused on technology mounting solutions. With the launch of OpenSpace Duo, ESM will become a company that also specialises in electronics. Per Bjerring expects that the OpenSpace Duo venture will result in increased competitiveness for the Nørresundby company.
The team behind the development of OpenSpace Duo, with different configurations of the newly-launched product in the foreground. From left to right: Account Manager Rune Lundsted Jensen (Cre8tek), Technical Development Manager Benny Burmester (Ergonomic Solutions), Managing Director Per Bjerring (Ergonomic Solutions), Founder of Cre8tek and Managing Director Poul Dørup Olesen and Supply Chain Manager Claus Nørgaard Mortensen (Ergonomic Solutions).
The multi-dock charger for OpenSpace Duo, which can charge 5 Duo products, is an example of some of the mechanical components delivered by Cre8tek to Ergonomic Solutions.
OpenSpace Duo in dock charger with an Ingenico payment terminal on the one side
… and with an Apple iPhone to place an order or access a service menu on the other side.