About Us

RPD International helps companies develop and produce new products. We work directly with senior management and R&D or Innovation teams, to solve problems, develop sustainable solutions and bring them to market.

 

Whilst our skills are broad, our focus is on helping clients get to market with their products – offering end-to-end services – from concept through to mid-scale manufacturing.  We build agile innovation processes, to run cost effective R&D projects within your organisation.

 

RPD teams work on a vast number of projects, across Europe and Asia. We’re based across two offices, in the UK and China, with manufacturing facilities across 40 countries. Our clients range from consumer electronics to aerospace and motorsport engineering, often looking to push their innovation processes, reduce R&D risk, cut costs or increase their production resource.

Our Approach

RPD works with clients across 4 main service offerings. These are designed to help our clients to move a project from early innovation through development and testing, into consumer testing and production in the most efficient way.

Our end-to-end approach allows clients to save considerable amounts of time and money in the development process. Traditionally companies are contracting with multiple teams through a development process, overlapping work and re-learning from issues along the way. Our clients work largely through one RPD contact for the entire product development cycle, allowing continuity between project milestones, lowering risk of errors and miscommunication between contractors. We work with your internal resource to handle planning, engineering, procurement and logistics – simplifying the way you work and leaving you open to keep thinking bigger.

 

We are focussed on helping you plan ahead, creating visibility on a product launch very early in development. We use early Innovation Design Studies to provide an outlook on the entire process, with predicted budgets and timelines for both development, and the proposed end product.

 

Early studies propose suitable technical and design overview, of how a brief may be solved – summarised in a number of detailed propositions. Each proposition is packaged into a prediction of development stages, costs and timelines – along with estimated production costs for each potential solution.

Working With RPD

Research & Innovation

Prototyping & Development

Production & Assembly

Supply Chain & Logistics

These R&D studies range from solving business strategy and innovation programs, to developing and applying new technology in your company.

With a global team of engineers, designers and prototyping facilities RPD develops products and technologies, with rapid turn-around times.

Operating factories across 40 countries, we’re geared to help you launch the first 1,000 consumer test batch, through to fulfilling the 1,000,000 unit retailer deal.

Your global manufacturing supply chain resource, or as a low-risk feed into your internal facilities, we manage supply chain down to customer distribution.

Recent Projects

Developing a global loyalty program, allowing high value customers to unlock special experiences in locations around the world, with a connected luxury signature.

Developing a range of connected Internet of Things products for the Vodafone global consumer market.

Working with brands to bring Virtual Reality to campaigns at £1 per unit.

Research & Innovation

Prototyping & Development

Production & Assembly

Supply Chain & Logistics

RPD Global Facilities

RPD was founded in 2012 and has experienced rapid growth since then, with 96 successful corporate clients in 2015 alone. We’re now working across 40 countries, with offices in the UK and China. We operate a network of factories and contractors around the world, to help bring diverse capabilities and skills to projects.

Confidentiality

For most of our clients, RPD helps them lead technological advances in their industry. With this in mind, we are faced with issues around confidentiality of work and client information/IP. We run a number of highly stringent measures to protect the privacy of our clients IP and business strategy.

Sustainable Factory Policies

RPD runs a strict policy on the quality and integrity of our suppliers. All RPD accredited supply chain factories go through an evaluation process which takes up to 2 years. This process considers the welfare of employees, the environmental sustainability, manufacturing capabilities, project management process.

Find out how RPD can help your business develop R&D and manufacturing solutions

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RPD International is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 08132895

16 Bowling Green Lane, London, EC1R 0BD, UK  with subsidiaries in Amsterdam, China and Singapore