Close collaboration on the development of complex measuring equipment
For several years, Grundfos has used consultants from R&D for special projects and as a flexible, external resource. Recently, R&D has supplied Grundfos with key competences in the development of new measuring equipment.
Collaboration with external consultant to ensure high flexibility has been a priority at Grundfos for several years. The department which develops measuring equipment has been collaborating with consultants from R&D for several years as a supplement to the department's own full-time employees. "Primarily, we do this to add competences as well as flexibility, as our amount of projects can vary quite a bit," Kamilla Bittmann says, Head of Department at Grundfos.
The skilled mechanical engineers Nikolaj Jørgensen and Lars Aastrup from R&D have been collaborating with Grundfos for some time. When Nikolaj had a bike ride accident, R&D immediately supplied Grundfos with a competent substitute. "We find it very satisfactory that Lars could begin working and continue with Nikolaj's current projects immediately," Kamilla Bittmann says.
Both Nikolaj and Lars are very competent and have key competences within the construction of the complex measuring equipment, which we are working on. This is a competence which would be too labour-intensive to develop internally.