It’s more than “mechanical design”… it’s about asking the right questions.
Warley Design Solutions takes a refreshing approach to mechanical engineering design and development – we engineer up-front to shorten the odds of our design being right-first-time.
By asking the right questions we help our customers to understand and refine their priorities and requirements from the start. This means we can create fully considered designs that meet our customer’s technical and commercial goals and are ready for manufacture at the projected volumes. Investing time up-front for engineering and de-risking ensures that the concept is right as early as possible, saving our clients valuable time-to-market and development cost over the design, build, test, redesign, build, re-test … etc approach to product development. Its something that we get from having ourselves worked in a manufacturing environment and having benefitted from methodologies such as DfMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly) and DfSS (Design for Six Sigma).
It’s our knowledge of design, engineering AND manufacturing that makes us different.
Warley Design was founded by Directors John Durban and Jon Ackland in 2008. Both are highly skilled designers and engineers who served craft apprenticeships within manufacturing environments. This gives them a rare insight in the principles of “design for manufacture”, having experienced at first hand the issues associated with designs that look great on paper, but are at best difficult and costly to make to expected levels of quality and with repeatability.
This combined experience in mechanical engineering design, product development and volume manufacturing is key to our ability to develop highly reliable product designs that are optimised for manufacture from day one, significantly reducing both product development time and Non-Reoccurring Engineering (NRE) costs.
A skilled and experienced team
Our experience working in world-class multi-national corporations has provided us with training and exposure to the very latest design and methodology tools, and a familiarity with big company culture, processes & Quality Management Systems. We are able to use those strengths but without the big-company inertia, inefficiencies and constraints that can sometimes be encountered.
Warley is a flexible and agile team that is straightforward and easy to deal with, but we’re not “nodding dogs”… we like to question things. We ask “why not?” and “what if?” and endeavour to use our knowledge of best practice and experience across a wide array of industry sectors to innovate and to make things better.