The world of the modern consumer goods broker (CPG broker) is incredibly demanding! Your clients depend on you to sell their products to retailers, and retailers expect you to bring them exciting product innovation in merchandise that will drive their sales, with success hinging on whether your items can beat your competitors’ products in terms of quality, price, packaging, and innovation. Speed is king, and results are expected yesterday.
At AON Invent, our goal is to provide the services you need, when you need them. We can help you help your client become more responsive to market opportunities: from creating new items that energize tired categories to designing improvements for their core products.
It is not uncommon for our clients to bring us their buyer’s wish list and receive engineering renders or concept mockups within 3-10 business days. Once your buyer approves the final design, AON’s engineering team can, under most circumstances, have production files ready for tooling within weeks rather than the customary 12-18 months.
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Infusing established items with new product innovations and improvements doesn't necessarily increase manufacturing costs. As a matter of fact, our team often manages to reduce mfg cost by eliminating repetitive failures or adding new consumer-driven features that pay huge dividends. These improvements usually costs significantly less than starting from scratch with a completely new product.
Two of the most effective methods for reducing a product's net cost are re-engineering for cube efficiency and optimizing raw material cost. Using methods such as finite element analysis (FEA), we have helped some of our CPG clients improve their bottom line by 10-40%, without compromising quality in the least.
AON Invent has developed an in-house team of graphic artists and structural designers who are known as "go-to guys" for many of the world's best known brands. When the need arises for special packaging, temporary displays, or permanent fixtures, let us show you what we can do for you.
At AON Invent we work with streams of product innovation:
INNOVATION PUSH - Our Inventor Services division receives product submissions from inventors across North America. Each concept that we accept is vetted by our panel of experts for commercial potential, originality, and ability to gain patent protection. The ones that receive a three-star evaluation are pushed into the market through licensing.
INNOVATION PULL - Our Design and Engineering division receives requests directly from vendors and brokers to improve existing product lines, as well as requests to design and engineer entirely new product concepts.
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