BESPOKE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON
To ensure their long shelf life, all PMF components are made from powder-coated steel.
Who said that manufacturing can’t be fun? It was certainly not Lino Peverada, Managing Director of PMF-System. Three years ago, the start-up, which is based in the Marly Innovation Centre, launched its modular and quick assembly system, which is frequently compared to the famous interlocking Lego® bricks. In 2017, the company plans to launch an online tool that will let customers design their own industrial furniture using this system. “Our prize money from the 2016-2017 Innovation Award (PMF-System won in the Start-up category, ed.) helped get this project off the ground”, explains the businessman. To this end, PMF-System set about identifying the kind of objects which customers ordered most often. “With just a few clicks on our website, customers will be able to adapt the size and color of our basic model, for example a table or trolley, to their specific requirements. The system then automatically generates and sends out a quote.”
PMF (40), the “big sister”
Objects and structures built using the assembly solution developed by PMF-System can be adapted to changing needs and at any time. Since it was established in 2013, the start-up has been quick to make a name for itself both in the canton and nationwide. As well as its modular assembly system, the company has successfully carved out a place in the exhibition and interiors market thanks to its clever display solutions. Customers can even design and build their own bespoke structures – no welding equipment required. From assembly tables to trolleys and shelves, right up to different kinds of signage, the possibilities are endless. In autumn 2016, the company decided to expand its product range by launching PMF (40), the “big sister” of the original PMF (25). “After visiting more than 500 companies in just under one year, we came to the realization that there is a huge demand for larger-scale industrial furniture,” recalls Lino Peverada, Managing Director of PMF-System. This industry-oriented product makes it possible to build tables that can withstand extremely heavy loads. The end result is “considerably better usability”.