Wellington-based ikeGPS has announced Taiwanese company DXG Technology as its new manufacturing partner. DXG Technology will enable ikeGPS to scale its hardware production capabilities to meet the increased demand for its laser-based field measurements solutions.
A 15-year veteran of electronic contract manufacturing, DXG Technology operates production facilities in mainland China and boasts a strong history in manufacturing mobile hardware products in addition to conducting development for digital imaging products. The company has previously partnered with major brands, such as Kodak and Contour.
ikeGPS creates smart laser measurement solutions to capture, record and export measurement data. Electric utility, telecom, government, engineering, construction, real estate, signage, and other field data collection-based professionals use ikeGPS products to modernize the way measurements are taken and shared.
Spike, its smartphone measurement solution, and GE MapSight, an all-in-one customisable field data collection solution, combine intelligent software and hardware into comprehensive but simple-to-use tools. With an ike photograph, users can capture measurement, distance, location and other data in real time, significantly improving business process, user productivity and safety.
"DXG has the network of suppliers and in-house skills required to put our New Zealand-designed and engineered products into large-scale production,” says Richard Mander, executive vice president of engineering operations for ikeGPS. “This is crucial to our business as over these past 12 months, we have grown from shipping ‘tens’ of products each month to ‘hundreds’ today, and from next quarter ‘thousands’ per month on the back of orders received through April and May of this year.”
“With DXG as our manufacturing partner, we have the capacity to meet customer requirements now and in the future,” Mander adds. “We will continue to manufacture our highest-value GE MapSight products at our Wellington, New Zealand, facility. We will also continue to base our software, hardware and engineering operations teams out of ikeGPS Wellington and Seattle offices, with the ongoing focus to produce best-in-class hardware devices with high-value mobile applications, desktop software and cloud services.”
ikeGPS is experiencing high sales growth across its Spike, GE MapSight and next-generation product lines from enterprise customers and original equipment manufacturing partners. With this new production agreement in place, ikeGPS is equipped to meet these high-volume orders while maintaining its high-quality product standards. "We are pleased that ikeGPS has chosen us as its manufacturing partner to support its growth," says Aaron Chen, vice president of DXG Technology. "Under this new agreement, ikeGPS is well positioned to increase production and strengthen its position in the marketplace."