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Orion Product Development Ltd.

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Bankfoot Cottage
High Elm Park, Consett

Turning Ideas Into Reality…

We are a product development consultancy who offer our clients an unparalleled range of tailored services to help them develop, manufacture, and deliver high quality products that their customers will want to buy.

We can help with any aspect of a product at any stage of its life cycle, providing:

* Value-Adding, Personalised Technical Consulting
* Professional, Ethical, Honest & Reliable Service
* Design, Product Development and Technical Management Expertise
* Hassle-Free Integration with Rapid Results
* A bespoke approach based around World-Class Best Practices

We start with a free no-obligation discussion about your requirements, and we can support projects of any size and complexity to exactly suit your needs. We charge highly competitive rates and will work around you to deliver exactly what you need when you need it.

Trust us to supplement your team and we will help you Turn Ideas Into Reality.

Don't just take our word for it, visit our to read some of our client testimonials to find out why almost all of business comes from repeat work or referral, and then contact us to arrange your free no-obligation initial consultation.

Work Examples

consumer products

Our extensive plastics and moulding experience was utilised on a number of product development projects for a global blue chip market leader in food packaging.

Marine Renewables

Leveraging our experience in this area, we have worked on a number of product development projects related to 2 generations of a unique floating platform for tidal turbines

Articulated dump trucks

We have worked on various new product development and cost reduction projects during a long term relationship with this global brand. Project included idea generation, concept design, detail design, stress analysis, engineering drawing, prototyping, testing, project management and costing, using 6 Sigma project management techniques.

High End Disability Products

OPD have worked on a number of innovative new product development and cost reduction projects. In this case we also provided the necessary technical leadership that currently does not exist in the business.

Client Testimonials

“I have engaged Kevin on several New Product Development and Cost Reduction initiatives, often under extreme time pressures. He takes ownership of each and every element of a project and his technical knowledge and experience fill a vital skills gap in the current organisational structure. He is highly innovative and we have made a recent patent application based on his latest work. Kevin is extremely capable and reliable, adding significant value to the business through the activities he has been engaged in. We placed Kevin on a medium-term retainer with Nymas and I therefore highly recommend him”

- Managing Director, NYMAS

“I already knew of Kevin’s abilities and experience having previously worked with him on the Management Team at a mutual former company. I was therefore keen to engage him when we had an urgent skills shortage for a major high value project at Dyer. Kevin picked up the project requirements extremely quickly and delivered everything required in a professional and efficient manner, and to a very high standard. In fact, through his usual diligence and attention to detail he added significant value to the project over and above what was originally required, and I therefore had no hesitation in using him as my customer-facing representative in formal design reviews with our high profile client. Highly Recommended”

- Managing Director, DYER Engineering Ltd

“I worked with Kevin on the Management Team at a mutual former company, so was keen to engage him when we have had an urgent skills shortage for several new product and tooling development projects at Solocup Europe. I find him to be extremely versatile, proficient and reliable, and he always delivers what is requested efficiently and to a very high standard. I would have no hesitation in engaging him again or recommending him to others.”

- Plant Manager, Solocup Europe

"We were lucky to find Kevin at very short notice, and once I met him and outlined the work content, I was re-assured and impressed how quickly he demonstrated an understanding of the requirements, and offered a commitment to staged delivery to match our deadlines, fitting this around his existing work schedule by extending his available time. I was confident to give him the go ahead straight away against his verbal quote, the formalities followed. Kevin was extremely professional, capable and efficient, and represented excellent value for money, delivering all of the work required on time and at an extremely high level of quality. Highly recommended”

- Former Chief Engineer, Miller UK

“Kevin worked with SMD at a senior engineer level on several new product development projects within the Trenching, Renewables and Subsea mining Divisions. He is extremely innovative, technically proficient and diligent, and therefore adds significant value to any given project. I would have no hesitation in engaging him again or recommending him to others”

- Former Chief Engineer, SMD Ltd.

“I engaged Kevin to work in my Development Team on several cost reduction and new product development activities. He always delivered what was requested quickly, efficiently and to a very high standard. I would therefore be happy to recommend his services.”

- Design Manager, Komatsu UK Ltd

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