Production transfer - Rosti

Production transfer

New market opportunities, strategic changes, fluctuations in the price of resources – there are many reasons why companies choose to move their production base. Rosti has a highly successful track record in technology and production transfer. We can help you relocate to one of many global locations with minimal disruption.

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Rosti - David Orr
David Orr

Global Programme Director

Unrivalled expertise

We bring more than 75 years of precision moulding experience and a global network of resources and suppliers, so you can expect to receive an exceptional level of knowledge, service and care.  Technology and production transfers are services we have delivered for many years, so we have tried-and-tested processes and dedicated group support in place, which consists of our most experienced people leading and implementing large, technically complex projects with a minimum of fuss.

Customised solutions

Rosti delivers smooth, seamless switchovers, and our customer-specific solutions ensure a fast, efficient restart with minimal disruption. With our reporting and communication models, you will always be kept fully informed throughout the process. Rosti production transfer management procedures maintain a high level of project and company performance throughout the movement of assets and ensure your business hits the ground running in its new location or locations.

Understand How Rosti Can Help

Answering some common worries and explaining how Rosti can assist you in every step of the Production Transfer Journey; David Orr, Rosti Global Programme Director, talks you through the process here:

The Rosti Tooling Transfer Journey

Our production transfer model is unparalleled in expertise and professionalism. It encompasses several key stages to ensure your tooling transfer completes efficiently and accurately. 

Opportunities: Evaluation

We first look at the opportunities available for your business in terms of geography and markets. Our options are based on the effects of local logistics, labour and business rates. The complexity of global relocation requires an in-depth knowledge of the market and the potential for gains in new locations. Rosti bring our full capabilities to your business, derived from decades of involvement in the sector on a global scale.

Solutions: Customer-specific

We generate quotes and optimization options based on all the information and requirements. Our customer-specific solutions are tailored to your needs, whatever you want to achieve, and where you want to achieve it. You have full oversight of the choices available and we work closely with you to arrive at an optimum relocation solution.

Audit: Comprehensive

We carry out comprehensive audits of the site locations. We use virtual audits, third party, and physical audits to build up a complete picture of the location and its benefits and pitfalls. We consider the impact of the venture and sustainability.

Timescales: Agreed

The options are reviewed in the light of your needs for speed to market and agreements are put in place to ensure your requirements are fully met.

Competitive business locations

We have production facilities in Sweden, Germany, Poland, Romania, the UK, Turkey, China and Malaysia, and our head office is in Malmö, Sweden.

Rosti’s Poland site has become an important facility for our production transfer programmes. For companies seeking to move production to Europe, Poland has become an attractive, competitive country to do business. Our 34,000 m2 facility offers flexibility, efficiency and reliability, as well as the latest technology and closeness to important EU markets. In our newly opened state-of-the-art innovation lab in Bialystok, we can take your idea from concept to reality in just 72 hours.

Romania has quickly developed into a thriving manufacturing hub with increased demand for production capacity. That’s one of the reasons why Rosti is expanding its manufacturing footprint and is building a first-stage, custom-built 10,000 m2 factory there. We will have available capacity in 2021 and beyond.

Malaysia is a country that many companies look to for a competitive advantage. Rosti has operated in Malaysia since 2012 – it began with us setting up a factory to help a customer relocating from China. Since then, our Malaysia site has grown and advanced, and we have the competencies and capacity to support your business needs.

Rosti China is one of our major sites, and we have years of experience of moving companies’ production to China from all over the world. We are also experts in new product introduction (NPI) and we can ensure world-class product launches from here. Our China site has clean-room facilities, as well as deep knowledge and expertise in complex technical products and fully automated solutions. Our state-of-the-art innovation lab in Suzhou, can take your idea from concept to reality in just 72 hours.

Both Rosti Sweden and Rosti Germany excel in high-speed production and full automation solutions. With 100% vision control, we serve customers in some of the most demanding industries. Rosti Germany was fully purpose-built for a customer who needed additional production capacity, and since then has become a thriving, leading-edge facility.

Wherever you are in the world and wherever you want to be, we’d be delighted to help with your inquiries!

Completed relocations include:

  • The Netherlands to China
  • UK to China
  • The Netherlands to Poland
  • UK to Romania
  • France to Poland
  • Germany to Poland
  • China to Malaysia
  • USA to China
  • USA to Poland
  • Denmark to Poland

Recent project results:

Transfer of an existing product

  • Successful root cause analysis
  • Optimisation of tooling
  • 25% cycle time reduction
  • Reduced scrap
  • Greater stability on dimensions
  • Better cosmetics

Localisation of production to lower cost country

  • Tooling DFM (Design for Manufacture) and optimisation
  • Tooling manufacture and part validation
  • Clean room design and build
  • Staff selection and training
  • Successful launch

Rest assured: Rosti delivers a smooth production transfer

Naturally, when you are considering a production transfer, you will probably be concerned with a long list of factors that could backfire. What happens if you choose the wrong location and don’t benefit from any business gains? Will the cost be controlled – the effect of cost overrun could be dramatic. What about quality standards? Will my business be able to operate in as short a time as possible? 

All these considerations are important and must be mitigated as any issue at any stage in the production transfer could result in missed timelines and budgets. 

Manufacturing companies considering a transfer can minimise these risks by choosing an organisation that truly knows how essential it is to carry out effective relocations on time, sticking to a defined budget. Your partner makes or breaks your production transfer. 

That’s why choosing Rosti comes with peace of mind and an expectation that your project is in the best hands. We have decades of experience handling complex production transfers for companies around the world. We have a team of fully dedicated experts waiting to start on your project. Look to Rosti as your partner.

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