Our know-how in the products of tomorrow
Systemair products are to be energy-efficient and simple to install, use and maintain. They must also produce a good indoor environment via safe and energy-efficient ventilation.
Product development at Systemair is ruled by an overriding mission - to improve the indoor climate for us all. For that reason, Systemair products have to be energy-efficient and simple to understand, install and use. Systemair’s watchword - trust - must be a cornerstone in all product development. To stay one step ahead at all times - always to be driving development - is the guiding principle for around 200 engineers worldwide, who are constantly testing Systemair’s products and seeking out new ways forward, using smarter and more efficient solutions. Against that background, it is not an option merely to follow developments. We have to be part of shaping the trend.
24 hours a day, in different time zones across three continents around the world, intensive work is under way on development, enhancement and moving boundaries. Product development people are divided into 17 separate groups of technicians in 16 different countries in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, North America and Europe. There are a total of six different “Technical Centres” and one more is under construction in India. The development centre in Skinnskatteberg is, incidentally, one of Europe’s most modern facilities for measuring air flow, sound levels, pressure and energy consumption.
The capacity, efficiency and fitness for purpose of the products are carefully documented in order to provide customers with the most comprehensive information possible for their peace of mind.
The hub linking all of the different centres together is to create a common technical platform. Having the same processes, software and specifications for how a project is to be conducted makes it considerably simpler to acquire and share research findings and knowledge within the Group. To shorten the time taken between idea and product, a lean-based model is used that focuses on benefit to the customer and eliminates unnecessary time drains.
The overall goal of improving the indoor climate demands constant updating with the latest research discoveries both in and outside Systemair. The framework for all product development is Group Management’s ongoing strategic planning for the specific product areas. Customers contribute valuable observations while at the same time the Group keeps abreast of political developments in the form of new Parliamentary bills and regulations that may affect product development. With extensive geographic coverage on four continents, Systemair is able both to follow and influence trends and standards.
Operating globally, it is important for Systemair to drive developments, not just to follow them.
Collaboration with universities and other institutes of higher educationprovides valuable experience in a series of research sectors. Systemair is engaged in close, active collaboration with universities and other institutes of higher education in Sweden, the Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, and SINTEF, an independent research organisation in Norway.
Systemair takes part in and influences developments in a number of areas where national and international standards are set. For example, Systemair participates in several separate organisations and joint committees, including SIS (Swedish Standard Institute), CEN (European Committee for Standardization) and ISO (International Standards Organization), in order above all to influence and monitor forthcoming standards.
Systemair is also active in Eurovent, the certification organisation for the industry. In this area, Systemair is active in various product sectors in certification of products on the basis of the Trust concept. The concept requires Eurovent, as an independent organisation, to verify and certify that the performance characteristics delivered by our ventilation products correspond to those described to the customer. To us, it is extremely important that customers can rely on the data we provide.