Case Study

Öhlins Racing – a cornerstone of global motorsport

Öhlins Racing has been a cornerstone of the motorsport, motor­cycle and automotive industries for more than 45 years, providing the after­market, OEM partners and teams with advanced, market-leading suspension technology.

Customer

Öhlins Racing

Segment

Medical & High Relia­bility

Sector

Motorsport

Country

Sweden

Circuit boards for unique suspension technology

Öhlins Racing is one of Orbit One’s many customers in the High Relia­bility segment. The two companies have had a close colla­bo­ration for a number of years, and Orbit One’s assignment includes moulding circuit boards into housings that Öhlins then assembles as part of their suspension technology. The production process includes circuit board manufacturing, tests, box build, moulding and registration in IMDS (The Inter­na­tional Material Data System).

About the customer

Since day one, Öhlins has been focused on providing high-quality products, service and support to MotoGP and other racing events in over 50 countries.

“We make the world’s best shock absorbers, and we have amazingly talented hardware and software developers, but we leave electronics manufacturing to those who are profes­sionals in the field”

“Orbit One manufactures our SCUs (Suspension Control Units), which control the adjustment of shock absorbers, front forks and steering dampers. Following production of the circuit board, the SCUs are moulded into housings that are delivered pre-programmed with our software, ready for use by our customers. Orbit One is also often involved at the early project phase, assisting us with component selection, DFM and manufacture of the products. Our products also require PPAP Level 3 and reporting in IMDS, which is handled by Orbit One.

In my opinion, we make the world’s best shock absorbers for motor­cycles, cars and bicycles, and we have amazingly talented hardware and software developers, but electronics manufacturing is a completely different science that is best left to those who are profes­sionals in the field. The benefits of working with Orbit One include the fact that they are close at hand, possess a high level of know-how when it comes to electronics manufacturing, and are very flexible. Furthermore, the products they produce on our behalf are always of the highest quality, they are good at solving problems, and they maintain compe­titive pricing.”

Amir Farokhfal

Commodity Buyer, Öhlins Racing

Your product
Is our mission

Always 100% focus on your products. This is the principle we live by. This is the way we think. Orbit One takes long-term, total respon­si­bility for all our customers, be they large or small. We constantly ask ourselves: How can we do this even better, more effici­ently and more sustai­nably? How can we provide more value for the customer? We do not have any products of our own that compete for our time and attention, only your products, and our goal is clear: to be number one in value-adding contract manufacturing!

The customer in focus

Always 100% focus on your products. This is the principle we live by. This is the way we think. We do not have any products of our own that compete for our time and attention, only your products, and our goal is clear: to be number one in value-adding contract manufacturing!

Total solutions

Orbit One takes long-term, total respon­si­bility for all our customers, be they large or small. We constantly ask ourselves: How can we do this even better, more effici­ently and more sustai­nably? How can we provide more value for the customer?

Experience

Orbit One is one of Scandinavia’s leading and most experi­enced manufacturers of electronics  and electro­me­chanics. Together with the product owner, Orbit One produces tailor-made, optimised and sustai­nable solutions for the entire value chain.

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