How and with what to make an exceptional piece
The design office is the interface between the production workshops and the various commercial entities. The aim of this department is to determine how and with what to manufacture an exceptional piece.
In other words, it is responsible for designing the product and determining the cost price. It is an essential support for the proper organisation of technical and commercial activities.
Ensuring product traceability
Before manufacturing the product, it is essential to ensure its traceability. To do this, a range and a nomenclature must be set out. The range is a document that shows how the product is made and the bill of materials what it is made of.
This service requires excellent coordination with all the workshops. This is why regular updates are organised in order to readjust the product path and to inform the client of the various changes.
Determining the cost price
The engineers must therefore demonstrate great communication skills, patience and logic so that each process can be carried out in the best possible conditions.
The other mission of the design office is to determine the cost price, which corresponds to all the costs incurred by our workshops in order to produce an exceptional part.
Increasingly complex pieces
At Pichard-Balme, we are extremely curious and we have a true culture of innovation. We are driven by novelty and enjoy developing new and ambitious collections.
We have precise client expectations that require us to constantly rethink our vision of the product in order to produce highly technical and high quality pieces. Our strength therefore lies in our ability to produce exceptional pieces that meet our clients’ expectations from fundamentally different technological and technical fields.
Client point of view
The various stages of the product journey
We have set up two product paths:
- The classic path includes the tooling, industrialisation and production phases
- The luxury path includes the prototype and pre-production phases, followed by industrialisation