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  • 1. DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE REAL WORLD
  • 2. LINK designLINK design and development makes high-profile product design and development fora range of globally operating companies. Webelieve in creating products which are easyand efficient to use, pleasing to look at andeconomical to manufacture.• Year of founding: 2009• Turnover (2011): 2,3 MEUR• Employees: 35 persons• Privately owned by five company managers Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 3. Building success stories through integratedexperience based designWe offer a combination of skills and intimate knowledge of theIntegrated Product Development processes that enables us tocombine design and engineering expertise to create user oriented,practical, desirable and technically functional products for real worlduse. Systematic research and creative methods gives us insight torealize needs of future successful products and services in a concreteway. Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 4. EXPERIENCE services•Graphical User Interface Design•User Research Services•Usability and Ergonomics Design•Usability Assessment and Testing•Service DesignOur EXPERIENCE services cover usability andergonomic design, assessment and testing aswell as UI design.Usability is not a separate component of design;rather, it is linked to the process from start tofinish. Assessments are performed to ensurethat the product being developed meets theneeds and expectations of users andcustomers, while also taking into account thegoals of the end-user’s work or other activity.We deliver to our clients both conceptual andstrategic studies, as well as concrete products. Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 5. INNOVATE services • Idea Creation • Problem solving All successful products have initially been ideas. Many times new ideas are born in the minds of individuals, but they can be also created in a controlled manner in groups. Idealization in a group can be a great tool when new ideas are needed in faster pace. Our INNOVATE services are designed to create new product and service ideas and resolve product-related problems. In idea making processes we use the most widely-known methods and our own specific variations of them.INNOVATE Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 6. DESIGN services•Industrial Design•Product Identity Development•Transportation Design•Visualizations and AnimationsStrategic perspective, open-mindedness, user-orientation, and smooth cooperation withtechnical experts are emphasized in our designwork. .Versatile experience from the various areas ofdesign combined with the continuous followingof innovations and trends enable us to designproducts that are easy to use and manufacture,while also being of the highest quality. Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 7. DEVELOP services•Mechanical Design•Prototypes•Software / Hardware•Problem SolvingOur DEVELOP services cover all thecomponents of embedded system development,mechanical design and comprehensive range ofsimulation and analysis services.Our prototype service is a product developmentsupport function used for ensuring thefunctionality of ideas and plans in practice. DEVELOP Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 8. MANAGE services•China Operations•Identity and Brand Management•Project ManagementManagement is defined as an act of gettingpeople together to accomplish desired goalswith available resources efficiently andeffectively. LINK´s professional projectmanagers and team leaders help you to hit thegoal.We also think that a key to succes is a skill tonetwork. One of the cornerstones of ourbusiness expertise is the active utilisation of ourpartner network. Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 9. People Behind the KnowledgePeople play a key role when developing innovativeproducts as a product developer as well as a user.We produce and refine services where technology,visuality and usability combines seamlessly intoone.Our absolute strength is LINK personnel which hasmultidisciplinary experience and updated education.Our personnel is combined with enthusiasm and theprofessionalism generated by experience.LINK staff in brief• Age distribution: 25 – 52 years• Educational background: M.Sc, B.Sc, MA, BA• Experience in R&D: approximately 8,5 a/person Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 10. Award Winning DesignThe designers and engineers working at LINK take great pride in delivering innovative solutions, and don’t shy away fromtaking on big challenges in product development.These efforts have not gone unnoticed, and our professionals have repeatedly been awarded for examplethe prestigious biannual Finnish Fennia Prize design award, as well as Good Design award. Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 11. Who Do We Work With?LINK cooperates closely with companies covering a broad spectrum. Here are presented some of the companies we have hadthe pleasure to work with both in Finland and internationally over the years. The scope and focus of each project may bedifferent, but the end goal always remains the same: To create a winner product which combines innovation, ease of use,efficiency and quality. ABB Oy Metso Oyj Genimate Oy Thermo Fisher Scientific Oy Alppilux Oy Misa Oy Green House Effect Oy Transtech Oy Chiller Oy Norpe Oy Herrmans Oy (Nordic Lights) Vaisala Oyj EADS Secure Networks Oy Oilon Energy Oy HK Instruments Oy Wallius Hitsauskoneet Oy Ensto Optomed Oy Hollming Oy Winwind Oy FCheck Oy Patria Land Systems Oy Huurre Finland Oy VR-Yhtymä Oy Fibox Oy Ab Ponsse Oyj Iittala Group Oy Ab Väinö Korpinen Oy Fiskars Brands Finland Oy Powerkiss Oy I-Valo Wärtsilä Finland Oy Gardner Denver Oy PROTOLAB OY Kemppi Oy ZenRobotics Oy GE Healthcare Finland Oy Raha-automaattiyhdistys KONE Oyj Genimate Oy Rocla Oyj Konecranes Oyj Green House Effect Oy Sarlin Furnaces Oy Ab Larox Flowsys Oy Herrmans Oy (Nordic Lights) Serres Oy Ludus Helsinki Oy HK Instruments Oy Sisu Defence Oy Steris Finn-Aqua Oy Hollming Oy Stalatube Oy Sulzer Pump Solutions Finland Oy Martela Oyj GE Healthcare Finland Oy There Corporation Oy Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 12. KONE “KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. The company has been committed to understanding the needs of its customers for the past century, providing industry- leading elevators, escalators and automatic building doors as well as innovative solutions for modernization and maintenance.” www.kone.com Cooperation with LINK since 2000 Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 13. METSO“Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customersin the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp andpaper, power, and oil and gas. ”www.metso.comCooperation with LINK since 2000 Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 14. POWERKISS “PowerKiss was founded in October 2008 by a bunch of professionals with a strong background in user centered product development and a dream of wire-free planet.” www.powerkiss.com Cooperation with LINK since 2009 Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 15. FISKARS BOAT – BUSTER XXL / AWC“The most popular motorboat in the Nordic countries, Buster offers anextensive range of the best options for versatile recreational boating anddemanding work. “www.buster.fiCooperation with LINK since 2006 Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 16. ROCLA - MITSUBISHI “Rocla develops, manufactures and markets electric warehouse trucks and automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and information services during their lifespan.” www. rocla.com Cooperation with LINK since 2001 Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 17. PONSSE“The company develops and manufactures innovative harvestingsolutions that follow the principles of sustainable development andare based on customer needs.The company was established by forest machine entrepreneur EinariVidgrén in 1970, and it has been a pioneer of timber harvestingsolutions based on the cut-tolength method ever since. “www. ponsse.fiCooperation with LINK since 2009 Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 18. KEMPPI“Kemppi is a world-leading manufacturer of arc welding equipmentand a provider of solutions for highly productive welding.”www. kemppi.comCooperation with LINK since 2009 Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 19. ESPOTEL“Founded in 1986, Espotel is Scandinavia’s leading provider of R&Dservices for embedded systems development.Providing professional research and development services and ODMproducts, we apply and participate in the development of the latesttechnology. Together with our partner network we offer a full rangeof services in the design of embedded systems.“www. espotel.fiCooperation with LINK since 2009 Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 20. MARTELA “At Martela we design and supply complete interior solutions for working environments and public spaces. Our objective is to offer our customers and partners a service that is the best in the business and high-quality products that are ergonomic and innovative. Martela is the largest company in its sector in Finland and is one of the three largest in the Nordic region.” www.martela.fi Cooperation with LINK since 2009 Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 21. VR- Transtech“ VR Group is a customer-oriented and environmentally responsibleFinnish state owned transport company. They serve freight serviceand public transport customers with rail and road transport services.“www. vr.fiCooperation with LINK since 2005 Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 22. GreenHouseEffect “GreenHouseEffect´s plantwall utilizes hydroponic grow technique where plants are grown without soil. Every 1m2 area of wall sold GreenHouseEffect purchases 1000m2 rainforest in protection trough World Land Trust –fund. “ www.gheffect.fi Cooperation with LINK since 2009 Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 23. WÄRTSILÄ “Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasizing technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.” www.wartsila.com Cooperation with LINK since 2005 Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 24. METSO “Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. ” www.metso.com Cooperation with LINK since 2000 Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 25. ABB MARINE “ABB Marine Systems is a leading manufacturer of electric power and propulsion systems for ships. We are a global maritime organization, providing innovative, reliable, safe and environmentally-friendly solutions and qualified services to reduce operational costs and ensure optimum vessel lifecycle for our customers.” www.abb.com Cooperation with LINK since 2000 Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 26. ZenRobotics “ZenRobotics Ltd. is the world leader in robotic recycling systems. The ZenRobotics Recycler waste sorting system uses robots to pick raw materials from Construction and Demolition (CND) waste. The system relies on artificial intelligence technology in both identifying the valuable raw materials in the waste, and in controlling the robot’s adaptive picking motions.” www.zenrobotics.fi Copyright © LINK design and development Cooperation with LINK since 2009
  • 27. WINWIND “WinWinD offers 1 MW and 3 MW wind turbines combined with a variety of product and service options from project development to turn-key construction of wind parks. WinWinD turbines are known for their operational efficiency especially at low wind speeds, and the turbines have excellent grid compatibility features.” www.winwind.fi Cooperation with LINK since 2010 Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 28. SALESMr. Jaakko Anttila Mr. Jukka TuominenIntegrated Product Development and Innovation Services Graphical Interface Designjaakko.anttila@linkdesign.fi jukka.tuominen@linkdesign.fi+358 40 770 3020 +358 50 5666 290Ms. Piritta Winqvist Ms. Saara AnundiIndustrial Design and Usability Services Industrial Designpiritta.winqvist@linkdesign.fi saara.anundi@linkdesign.fi+358 40 549 0752 +358 40 549 0752Mr. Jari Lehikoinen Ms. Kate KorpelaMechanical Design, Engineering Marketingjari.lehikoinen@linkdesign.fi kate.korpela@linkdesign.fi+358 50 303 8395 +358 40 751 5666Mr. Petri HannukainenMechanical Design, Engineering www.linkdesign.fipetri.hannukainen@linkdesign.fi+358 400 760 802 Copyright © LINK design and development
  • 29. THANK YOU LINK design and development Ltd Myyrmäentie 2B FI-01600, Vantaa, Finland www.linkdesign.fi Copyright © LINK design and development