We have a strong belief that, in order to serve global OEMs, we must also have a global footprint to ensure our customers get rapid response and support. Inmotion has therefore invested heavily in our global presence for engineering and applications support, as well as for product manufacturing capabilities in the main industrial regions.
Inmotion sales and application centers in Stockholm, Blacksburg, Shanghai, and Tokyo have sales and application resources dedicated to the region, that work closely with our OEM customers during both development and maintenance phases of their vehicles life cycle.
We are happy to function as a component supplier, working towards the customer's requirement specification, but we are also willing and able to take an active role in defining the integration between Inmotion products and the vehicle system, even to the extent where Inmotion proposes and realizes a comprehensive control system for the entire vehicle.
Our commitment to continuous improvements in landed cost, lead time, and on-time delivery has lead us to adopt a global strategy, manufacturing our products in the region they are used.
Our products are designed with multiple assembly locations in mind. Products are owned and controlled out of one design center (currently Stockholm for power electronics and Blacksburg for motors), as are the production equipment and production processes. The standardized and revision controlled production cells can then be replicated to multiple facilities without compromising the quality and reliability of our products. The design center keeps continuous watch over quality trends and is responsible for implementation of countermeasures to product issues, in design or in process improvements.
Advantages of In-region, For-region manufacturing include:
- Lower shipping & duty cost
- Shorter lead times
- Lower CO2 emissions (from freight)
- Less capital bound in products en route and in safety stocks
- No re-working of consignment stocks in case of quality issues
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