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E Systems Providing OEM Level Engineering, Product Lifecycle-Based Manufacturing for Startup
SAN JOSE, Calif.—An innovative, self-balancing electric skateboard that employs solid-state inertial sensors and algorithms to balance the board around the wheel is being manufactured where it was designed and created—in Silicon Valley—after its maker, Future Motion, Inc., chose E Systems Technology as its OEM manufacturing partner. Onewheel™ is a gyroscopically balanced, single-wheel skateboard that is said to exemplify Future Motion’s dedication to crafting products that bridge recreation and transportation.
“Onewheel is a revolutionary product changing the way we interact with board sports,” said Kyle Doerksen, CEO of Future Motion, in a release from E Systems Technology. “Given the innovative technology associated with the Onewheel product, it was imperative that our manufacturing process was based nearby to ensure quality control and a strong collaboration between our engineers, product designers, and the manufacturer. E Systems provided the perfect solution.”
As part of its ongoing relationship with Future Motion, E Systems will provide flexible engineering services (FLEXES™), a collection of Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), and New Product Introduction (NPI) services intended to take the current Onewheel product from pre-production prototyping to factory mass production. E Systems will also provide high-volume manufacturing services for Onewheel using its scalable U.S.-based facilities, where production can be done more quickly than at an offshore facility. Creating the final product at a location closer to end users will cut down on shipping time and the potential intellectual property (IP) issues associated with offshore manufacturing, the company says.
“We’re looking forward to a long OEM partnership with Future Motion, supporting them as they develop and build current and next generation products,” said Robert de Neve, CEO of E Systems, in the release. “Working with Future Motion, we have created a new production paradigm which allows us to apply our previous OEM experience and automaton expertise to provide the customer with True Peer-to-Peer Collaboration™. This allows makers of consumer electronics, for the first time ever, to have a viable and preferable alternative to the outsourcing and off shoring of their high-tech consumer products.”
E Systems (esystemstechnology.com), which describes itself as “an automation-based manufacturing technology and business infrastructure company,” provides OEM level engineering, Product Lifecycle-based Manufacturing™, and “an adaptive and virtualized manufacturing system for OEMs building IP-sensitive products and equipment.” The company serves a variety of high-tech markets, including the semiconductor, biomedical, robotics, alternative energy, and consumer electronics industries.
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