THE POWER OF PIGGYBACKING
bCores, developed in Switzerland by Bcomp for use in ski and watersports equipment, are the lightest wood cores on the market.
Why would a company invest in an unwieldy – and costly – production line when new technologies enable it to hook up to existing systems, without having to compromise on all-important quality control? This is precisely the model that Bcomp has adopted since this specialist producer of natural fiber composites began operating in 2011. Not only does this approach make sound economic sense, it is also entirely in keeping with the principles of sustainability. As Managing Director Christian Fischer explains: “We chose interesting partners from around the world who were already using ERP (enterprise resource planning), and had opted for a cloud computing system. This means that every member of the team can access the data they want anytime and regardless of whether they are on a ski slope or a business trip abroad.” So, what’s next for this winner of the prestigious SEF.Award in 2016? Bcomp is exploring the possibility of introducing a smart tracking system which will let them keep a very close eye on their products along the entire chain of production.