Scanfil’s long expertise in MedTech was beneficial to another exciting customer: UMS SKELDAR (a joint venture of Saab and UMS Aero Group). They are the leading makers of advanced Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, which are used in surveillance, mapping, search & rescue missions, tactical law enforcement, and wildlife preservation.
UMS SKELDAR was planning industrialisation of their medium-range VTOL (Virtual Take-Off and Landing UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). Scanfil was selected as the production partner for the project. “Manufacturing of a flying product is always an intriguing and challenging project”, says Steve Creutz from Scanfil Åtvidaberg in Sweden. Unmanned vehicles are cost-efficient to environmentally friendly to operate due to their low noise, relatively high loading capacity compared to the manned, low fuel consumption, and personnel costs related to the training and operating.
UMS SKELDAR turned to Scanfil during its industrialization phase to find a partner that could help them take this highly advanced machine to serial production and ramp up the needed volume production capability. Scanfil’s in-depth knowledge in MedTech compliances was an important part of why UMS Skeldar felt safe to rely on Scanfil taking over their production – there’s no room for errors in production when the products are flying in as high as 3,000 meters above the ground.
The fact that Scanfil could provide a close location with easy access for both teams’ engineers to exchange experiences has been a real advantage in the co-operation.
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“This solution is not just a great fit in terms of technology skills sets,” explains Axel Cavalli-Björkman, CEO of UMS SKELDAR Group. “The fact that the company meets stringent standards demanded in a range of sectors, and relevant aerospace experience provides us with the ideal partner, and our collaboration allows us to quickly react to customer demand.”Axel Cavalli-Björkman, CEO of UMS SKELDAR Group
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