It is time for another monthly update.
Last month we were able to¬†give the go ahead for the tooling manufacturing after clarifying¬†the¬†final details. Our manufacturer¬†immediately began¬†with the¬†design¬†work and concept.¬†Once the concept validation is done, he will begin with the physical production of ¬†the tools. This will be ¬†in the middle of August.
The test production run will be finished around¬†mid¬†October and¬†is¬†then¬†validated by us.¬†Improvements¬†and final adjustments¬†will be made by the end of October.¬†The¬†pilot series is then carried out in¬†early November. If only a few improvements are necessary¬†the¬†production¬†will be finished earlier of course.
In order to¬†deliver¬†to¬†our¬†Indiegogo¬†customers before the end of the year, we¬†decided to go¬†for the more cost-intensive¬†option. The tools¬†itself¬†are¬†not produced in Switzerland and delivery¬†takes around¬†5 weeks. We will now¬†produce a batch¬†directly¬†on site and deliver¬†it¬†to Switzerland.¬†At the same time¬†the electronics¬†is¬†manufactured. We can¬†then¬†begin¬†assembly in November and immediately start with the delivery.
This is¬†not quite what we had hoped for time wise¬†but we were able to finally complete the¬†most important production steps.
July and August are¬†holiday¬†months and many of our testers are enjoying a well deserved break. However, we have already been able to test¬†for the past¬†few months¬†and have concluded that the electronics as well as the¬†collar¬†case and design¬†are fully functional.¬†Tests however,¬†will be¬†continued and the GPS¬†cat collars will¬†feed our servers with valuable data. None of our testers want to¬†return¬†their¬†collars¬†… and we are, of course, happy about it¬†ūüôā
Due to the countless purchase requests¬†over¬†the past few months we have¬†managed¬†to increase the¬†pilot¬†series¬†production¬†(from which all pre-orders of our¬†Indiegogo¬†campaign are¬†served). This gives us the possibility to consider further orders for the first delivery! Due to the limited quantity we will handle the additional pre-orders on a first come first serve basis.¬†Take advantage of this unique opportunity! As soon as the limited¬†total¬†number is reached, we CANNOT further increase production for this year. The next delivery will take place in 2018.
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Alan & Claudio