Technology Disruption: NPI Through to Manufacture
Lontra approached Universal Wolf with a design for a fabricated base frame and enclosure metalwork. We worked with Lontra to develop their work and bring their revolutionary new Blade Compressor® technology to market.
With proven reliability gains and energy savings, the Lontra Blade Compressor® is the first clean-sheet compressor design in over 80 years.
Lontra are a leading engineering, manufacturing and digital services business whose Blade Compressor® technology is its flagship innovation: the first widely applicable new compressor design in over 80 years. Its design and geometry mean that it leaks less, uses less energy and is more reliable than traditional machines of this type.
Lontra approached us with a basic design for the metalwork that would hold their core compressor technology and other high-value components. They needed a partner who could both support them in ensuring the design was suitable for manufacture through our New Product Introduction (NPI) process; and work with them to scale up the manufacture of the product.