In good company

DesignEdge was established in 1992 and has a proven track record for award-winning and commercially successful product development. We are located in Stow-cum-Quy, three miles east of Cambridge, the great University city and near the A14 with plenty of on-site car parking. DesignEdge can launch your product idea into reality. Our aim is to combine innovation and styling excellence to add value and reduce your assembly, materials and part costs. Working with DesignEdge can open up new design possibilities and provide you with the competitive edge, to find out more contact us to start your project.

  • The product utilises patented precision measurement technology and is aimed at the high-end dental CADCAM market, the aesthetics needed to reflect this as a ground breaking product. It was the look of the product that drew visitors to the stand at its launch in Cologne. Customers found it appealing and eye catching and its design became quite a talking point. When Renishaw began developing the product, design was high on the list of requirements. We wanted a design that brought attention grabbing aesthetics to the product.”

    Bryan Austin | General Manager | Renishaw Dental Products
  • In the development of this product we feel that we are taking a bold step by forcing the issue and bringing about a seed change in the traditionally very conservative instrumentation sector. Function and price are still the key “must have” factors but I believe that if we can also give our customers a sexy looking product then that will also become a key aspirational attribute. DesignEdge’s in-depth understanding of manufacturing and engineering allowed it to work alongside Michell like an extension to the engineering team. DesignEdge got on with the ‘real’ design as soon as possible rather than producing reams of heavily stylised but wholly impractical sketches. I prefer that way of working and think that the results speak for themselves.”

    Andrew Stokes | Technical Director | Michell Instruments
  • ELIMINATA® Energy Savers use ‘Plug-in and Forget’ smart technology to adapt to existing office appliances and deliver quick pay back – often within 12 months. DesignEdge’s awareness of market requirements, in-depth knowledge of high-volume manufacture and understanding of technological innovation combined with extensive polymer knowledge was the key to the project’s success. Our eyes were opened to new possibilities and we will be working with DesignEdge on our next generation of energy reducing products.”

    John Halfpenny | Co-Founder | ERP
  • Good design is now a lot more important to opticians, due to the competition. It’s now good to have nice looking equipment to let customers know that you provide a quality service. Our equipment now fits in nicely with the other equipment that opticians have in their practice. It’s been very well received in the industry. In fact so much so that we are now looking to modify other products using the techniques we have learned. I really believe it is the best union of form and function.”

    Adrian Church | Product Manager | Tinsley Medical Instruments
  • Our business depends on developing high performance technology for microscopy based applications and providing this to our customers both in the form of OEM modules and finished products. We started working with DesignEdge about 5 years ago and their involvement has transformed our business. I have no hesitation in recommending them to any company needing to bring products to market with confidence that the required functionality and appearance have been professionally designed at a reasonable cost.

    Maurice Bowe | Director | Objective Imaging
  • We started working with DesignEdge about 5 years ago and their involvement has transformed our business. DesignEdge has the unique ability to combine sound and efficient engineering design solutions with imaginative and distinctive product appearance. Every aspect of their work is well informed, meticulously executed and always underpinned by their experience in the cost-effective transfer of design into the reality of production. We now regard DesignEdge as a critical and integral part of our company and our future success.

    Maurice Bowe | Managing Director | Objective Imaging
  • Most of our competitors have very functional looking equipment, at Carl Zeiss we decided to inject some clear styling to improve the aesthetics and enhance the high end brand positioning. Styling is becoming more important for scientific equipment, although some companies remain cautious and conservative because too radical a design will limit one’s market potential. What we have produced is bolder and the design is seen to be quite different from the other equipment in the market. Being a strong design a number of people have commented that the equipment would definitely be on the visitor tours carried out by the MD or senior staff.”

    Allister McBride | Sales and Marketing Director | Carl Zeiss