A few weeks ago we brought you SCALEA Innovation, makers of the ultimate and stylish stroller: Babyzen. The stroller unfolds single-handedly, stows as a carry-on, and is busy making European and American parents happy in urban centers.
But what’s really interesting about SCALEA is they don’t just design upscale baby strollers. They have long-term partnerships in a wide span of industries that include ski, baby, and medical gear.
Stephane Broyer, Director of SCALEA Innovation, attests that whether it’s a stroller or a ski boot, design principles are similar.
“All these projects… require strong skills in precision design, mechanics, and plastics injection, [as well as] the ability to integrate their production requirements and to take into account the aesthetics necessary for consumer products.”
For SCALEA, Creo fit in well with their sensible, strategic, and scalable design creation initiatives. They initially chose Creo as their CAD tool because they wanted to leverage the expertise of their designers who had been using Pro/ENGINEER since the mid-90’s. They also wanted major industrial accounts, whose R&D was usually based on PTC tools. In the end, when the SCALEA team benchmarked different CAD solutions, PTC software offered the best combination of performance and ergonomics. The team also liked Creo’s suite of specific modules that would grow with the company.
Although they initially worked primarily with clients who used PTC’s CAD solutions, SCALEA now works with a variety of clients in a truly multi-CAD environment – serving design teams whether they use Creo or a CAD solution other than Creo. Creo gives SCALEA the tools and freedom to work with whomever they want- and their clients are always satisfied.
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