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September 2019 – Finding the Right Design Engineering Partner

Published on: 24/09/2019

Discover how finding the right design engineering partner could help save you time and money

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At GD Rectifiers we understand that investing in large engineering teams to cover the rapidly growing list of technical disciplines is not always feasible or practical, which is why we work with businesses from start ups and SMEs to design houses and OEMs to explore new product designs.

We offer a design engineering service to businesses that need support in exploring new markets, new technologies and new product lines. The benefit of working with an established partner provides a complete product development service and offer technical support through the full manufacturing cycle. We work closely with our wide range of manufacturers and suppliers to ensure we give customers the most detailed, commercially viable, cost effective option possible for route to market.


The three major benefits of working with GD Rectifiers on a new product design are:


1.     Finding the right design engineering partner

Working on your project brief requires a good mix of engineering skills and technical knowledge of the product and functionality. It’s important to source a partner that relishes the challenge of new innovations but is also focussed and realistic on commercial goals and what is achievable within time and budget constraints.

At GD Rectifiers, we offer a multi-disciplinary approach across a broad range of market sectors which is extremely advantageous for customers looking to launch a new product. We discuss various product development stages with customers and map out project reviews to ensure we allow time to test and review performance and development at each stage. We’re also ISO 9001:2015 certified ensuring the very best in quality and British manufacturing.  Our Intertek accreditation assures quality, safety and sustainability around the world and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to sustainability.


2.     From concept to production

It’s more beneficial for a company to take time sourcing the design engineering partner they wish to work with and progress with them from start to finish than to change partners part way through a project.


Many fundamental failures and learnings can be traced back to the early stages of product development which is why it is much more advantageous to work with the same partner throughout. As a design partner, we work closely with our customers to identify and help rectify any failures in the project, offering alternative recommendations where possible. We also explore areas that can be easily overlooked such as production tooling, testing, quality control and life cycle management of a product.


3.     Cost effective solutions

GD Rectifiers works closely with customers to provide a cost estimate of the products lifecycle, including: logistics, product refinements and potential smarter design savings. Reviewing the cost of developing a new product alone does not provide an accurate lifetime cost which is something designers want to consider before developing prototypes.


We work with numerous companies throughout the UK and Europe that seek new, smarter designs and provide turnkey solutions within the industrial, rail and submarine market sectors.


GD Rectifiers has over 50 years of extensive experience across a large range of markets, specialising in new and current technologies within the aviation, automotive, rail, medical, industrial and electronics markets.  Learn more about our commitment to quality and certifications here.

We pride ourselves on our outstanding end-to-end service by working directly with customers on the design process in order to connect them to the right technology, at the right time, at the right price.


For further information on how GD Rectifiers could help bring your design to life or to set up a meeting, please call our team on: 01444 243 452 or email:


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