Inside Orbit One — October 2022

Swedish JEMAC is a global player that develops and markets gateways, sensor modules and access modules for all types of needs. Since 2015, Orbit One has been their partner for manufacturing and developing gateways for pump systems that can be controlled, monitored and function tested remotely.

JEMAC chooses production and development support at Orbit One

Swedish JEMAC is a global player that develops and markets gateways, sensor modules and access modules for all types of needs. Since 2015, Orbit One has been their partner for manufacturing and developing gateways for pump systems that can be controlled, monitored and function tested remotely.

Contract manufacturing is the obvious choice

“We do not really see any alter­na­tives to contract manufacturing. It gives us the oppor­tunity to focus 100 percent on development and marketing. It also gives us direct access to Orbit One’s high levels of compe­tence and their modern and efficient machinery,” says JEMAC’s CEO Stefan Jakobsson.

Development support from Orbit One

In addition to the production that takes place in Poland, JEMAC also uses Orbit One’s compe­tence in NPI and development support at the unit in Ronneby. These services ensure that optimal manufactu­ra­bility and testa­bility are built in right from the start. The NPI services also shorten time-to-market through dedicated prototype manufacturing, quick feedback and efficient purchasing.

Long-term coope­ration

“We have a very good long-term partnership with JEMAC, where we use both companies’ resources in development support, both in terms of software and hardware. This, combined with our manufacturing resources, enables us to create optimal solutions for JEMAC throughout the entire value chain,” says Orbit One’s Director Sales & Marketing, Mats Eriksson.

Strong in component purchases

“As a customer, we also appre­ciate Orbit One’s open approach with Open Books, which provides important cost trans­pa­rency that, together with their high level of service, proximity and commitment, makes colla­bo­ration easy. I would also like to take this oppor­tunity to commend Orbit One’s purchasing department, which has handled the problems of recent years in the component market very well and has always found a solution,” concludes JEMAC’s CEO, Stefan Jakobsson.

Orbit One challenges through automation

Orbit One has built a completely new and unique robot cell at the Ronneby unit. The cell has been specially developed on behalf of a large Swedish industrial company and is fully in line with the strategic efforts that are now taking place at Orbit One regarding automation, innovative Lean work and digiti­sation.

Automation strengthens compe­ti­ti­veness

”With this investment we show that we can also compete with low-cost countries such as China, thanks to our high technical expertise. Manufacturing is also brought closer to the customer, which is of utmost impor­tance in the development of complex products, when close colla­bo­ration is essential for the final result,” says Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Orbit One, Ulf Karlsson.

Leading the way for new projects

“The new robot cell has a fasci­nating complexity, is incre­dibly surface-efficient and will lead the way for more future projects, both directly custo­mized solutions and for large volume production with optimal production flows, trace­a­bility and high quality requi­re­ments.

Robotic functional tests

“In functional tests, as well, the robots will play an incre­a­singly important role. We are already planning detailed functional tests with the help of robots for some of Orbit One’s customers. Thanks to the efficiency and accuracy of automation, we can develop optimal test routines even for large volumes, which is incre­a­singly in demand as more and more customers want to move production home, closer to their organi­sation and market.”

Would you like to know more?

Please contact Ulf Karlsson, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.
Phone: +46 (0) 706 19 42 41 or email: ulf.karlsson@orbitone.se

Greater stability in the component market

The situation in the under-pressure component market has remained largely unchanged in the last two months, but Chief Supply Chain Officer, Marcus Gunnebrant, at Orbit One still empha­sises the impor­tance of long forecasts from customers.

“In order to meet needs, we prefer to see estimates for up to 24 months from our customers, and to neither undere­stimate nor overe­stimate purchasing needs.”

Current situation in the component market:

• Transport costs continue to increase.

• We do not yet see any evidence that either inflation or recession has affected the price level of compo­nents.

• The incre­asing price of electricity means that some subcontractors invoice for additional electricity charges.

• No major closures in the component industry due to the pandemic in recent times.

• The Chinese New year and New Year Holiday are early next year, January 21–27. This affects all production in China. Material lead times will then increase by several weeks and supply chain disrup­tions will continue for a while after the holiday. It is therefore particu­larly important to have early planning of purchasing needs.

Would you like to know more about the component situation?

Contact our Chief Supply Chain Officer, Marcus Gunnebrant, for the latest news and develop­ments.
You can reach him at +46 (0)70965 21 38 or e‑mail him at: marcus.gunnebrant@orbitone.se

Positive outlook despite many uncer­tainties

There are probably not many actors in the industry who have not thought about the issues that are dominating the news feeds. The situation in Ukraine, the energy crisis in Europe, the semicon­ductor shortage and possible energy support to industry. How will this affect us?

At Orbit One we are also asking ourselves how we can meet the uncer­tainty in the world around us. In times like these, you need to truly understand the market and the needs of your customers, while also being able to deliver added value. This requires partnerships, a strong and flexible organi­sation, respon­si­veness to change and the ability to adapt in a changing world. We have all that at Orbit One.

With this in mind, we can be pleased that we have managed this period very well. Our customers are doing well and the same applies to ourselves. The order books are full and we have continued strong demand for our services. However, one question one might ask is whether this is the result of new sales, backlogs or a form of pent-up need in the wake of the pandemic and the problems in the component market?

So, despite many questions, we cannot see any signs of decline. We continue to work in accor­dance with our strategy and by challenging with knowledge, innovation, automation and leading technology, we are ready for the future.

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