MEDIA RELEASE
August 2016

Hidden costs and wasted time! – Australian business at a loss manufacturing overseas

Australian businesses are sinking millions into offshore manufacture in the misled belief it reduces production costs and increases product profitability.

The reality is far from ideal, with many companies encountering time wastage, high freight expenses, and hidden costs eating into profitability and in some cases preventing a product’s delivery to market.

Award-winning design and manufacturing firm Evolve Group is warning Australian businesses of these hidden costs and business ramifications of offshore manufacture.

Managing Director Ty Hermans said the perception of offshore manufacturing profitability persisted even though the reality rarely reflected this.

“Australian businesses are being blindsided by hidden costs often beyond their control in their quest to increase product profitability or even bring a new product to market,” Mr Hermans said.

“We have seen countless product designs head overseas to be manufactured without businesses taking into consideration all the steps involved in this process and how it will impact their business.”

During it’s 10 year history Evolve Group has helped clients revise designs for effective manufacturing ease and in the process help them save significantly on their project.

“In some cases we’ve shortened the design to market process and manufacturing has occurred in just over a week – this is a massive saving if you compare it to overseas scoping, design to manufacturer, product sitting on the dock, and transportation time,” Mr Hermans said.

Specialising in end-to-end product design, development and manufacturing, Evolve Group is setting the benchmark for the future of Australian manufacturing and saving businesses thousands of dollars in the process.

It has been responsible for the successful manufacturing of Australian-designed products including TRED Pro and the revolutionary Flow Hive.

Mr Hermans said the ability for clients and manufacturers to meet face-to-face and sit-down to discuss their designs in detail was what made manufacturing a viable and profitable possibility in Australia.

“By working with a client right from the start of a new idea, through to manufacturing and launching to market, allows manufacturers the opportunity to give sound advice quickly to get the best result and reduce costs,” Mr Hermans said.

Evolve Group was established in 2006 by Ty Hermans, a 33-year-old Brisbane-based inventor. Evolve won two awards at the 2015 Good Design Awards and were listed as one of BRW’s 50 most innovative companies of 2015.

For more information about Evolve Group visit – http://www.evolvegrp.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/evolvegrp/

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