“BEC were recommended to us by the GTMA and we couldn’t have been happier with the referral. We brought our tools back from China after a number of challenges. BEC demonstrated the benefits of keeping production local and proved that cost isn’t the only factor to consider when selecting a supplier. The expertise and quality of workmanship in their Toolroom is impressive. Not only do the Dryer Egg tools look as new, they also function more efficiently.”
Dawn White, Director, Ecoegg
Project: Ecoegg Dryer Egg
Service: Tooling Modifications
Manufacture Time: 8 days
Our Client: Ecoegg create eco-friendly, skin-friendly laundry and cleaning products, free from harsh chemicals.
Our Mission: Having suffered the effects of damaged tools and missed deadlines, Ecoegg had to find a reliable and quick alternative to their low-cost manufacturer in China. The GTMA recommended us. With our proven track record and design, tooling and moulding facilities under one roof we had the capabilities and technical know-how to tackle the project, fast.
To get the mould tools production ready we had to correct the damage. Once rectified, our team tested the tools and produced samples, running off a small batch production and finally carrying out a second review, proposing recommendations for further tool modifications.
BEC Solution: After carrying out a full review of the tooling (made more time consuming by tool drawings that didn’t match the physical tools!) we split the repairs into two categories; critical, including all seen surfaces and non-critical, including auto production of tooling.
We repaired through laser weld and re-sparking the category 1 tooling, running off production samples for approval. Once approved, we ran a small batch for the Ecoegg team to present to potential customers. We then tackled the non-critical tool modifications which ultimately improved both the efficiency and the effectiveness of the tools.
Result: By bringing the manufacturing and tooling modifications back to the UK, we’ve been able to achieve quicker production times and reduce the manufacture cost of subsequent batch runs.