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 company was announced as the winner in the Consumer Product Design category at the Design Week Awards, in recognition of the design of its wireless home monitoring and security service. To have our team’s efforts at making objects of desire of home security and energy management recognized by these highly acclaimed awards is absolutely thrilling. Receiving equal status with the Apple MacBook Air at the Design Week Awards is praise indeed! Our thanks go to our industrial designers DesignEdge, for a truly cracking job.”

    Pilgrim Beart | Technical Director | AlertMe
  • We have made educational robots for 30 years, longer than any other company. With our latest Roamer the challenge was to bring our experience and creativity together within state-of-the art technology. In these situations the challenge is to ensure the design quality matches the vision. DesignEdge met that challenge going further, adding value to the concept with excellent detailed design. The devil is always in the detail and here they were exceptional, we are moulding some components to tolerances that moulders claimed impossible.”

    David Catlin | Founder | Valiant
  • 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
  • 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
  • Inca is an industry leader in the development and manufacture of inkjet printers for the printing industry. When developing the SpyderX platform, we recruited DesignEdge to utilize its in-depth design knowledge combined with its awareness of the print industry and high volume manufacturing; and its input was key to the platform’s success. Customers have since commented on how great the product looks and how the ergonomics of the machine maximize their productivity. Our business depends on cutting edge, innovative and top quality design and DesignEdge was the perfect partner to cooperate with!”

    Laura Bannister | Product Manager – Screen Wide Format Solutions | Inca Digital
  • This is an exciting and innovative project which could possibly revolutionise the sewerage industry. Being able to cheaply, accurately and reliably measure the range of flows that go on inside sewer pipes has up until now not been economically possible. However, this innovative bit of kit, which utilises microwave technology and has nothing invasive in the bore, can measure flows as low as 0.20 l/s equivalent to the tiniest trickle in the invert of the pipe, up to virtually full bore flows.”

    Matt Wheeldon | Head of Wastewater Strategy | Wessex Water
  • Customers have since commented on how great the product looks, so we’re now in no doubt that using outside good designers with the right experience was the right thing to do.” Racelogic VBOX technology is now used by almost every car manufacturer and tyre company in the world for testing and DriftBox is the first vehicle performance meter with the ability to measure drift angle. Winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the highest honour which can be bestowed on a UK business; it is considered the equivalent of a ‘corporate knighthood!’

    Chris Smith | Technical Director | Racelogic