Persico: Sole Supplier for Design, Know-How and Rotational Moulding Equipment.
Being a supplier with multiple capabilities, able to support customers in every aspect of the boat business, is the key to differentiating oneself from the competition and having success in today's complex, segmented market.
Last year the Persico Rotomoulding and Marine Divisions collaborated on designing the final product, as well as manufacturing the production equipment (rotational moulds) for the new Pioner 14 Active craft made by Cipax, a boat maker with sites in Norway, Sweden, Estonia and Finland.
The Persico Rotomoulding Division has been a Cipax Group supplier for many years. Initially Persico provided just the moulds, but over the years it broadened its offering to include rotational moulding equipment (moulds, cooling jigs and foaming tools) and know-how, helping Cipax to develop and improve its mathematical models for rotational moulding products. In 2011 Cipax decided to begin an intensive collaboration with Persico on a new 14-foot boat, starting from product design up to mould manufacturing, with the targets of a short development time and a reasonable final product market price.
Once all the functions and characteristics were defined, Persico integrated all the features into a mathematical model through the latest generation 3D modelling software. Using the extensive know-how of its Marine Division, Persico carried out all the necessary static and dynamic testing on the model in order to ensure performance and safety according to the EN ISO 12217-3 standard.
There are many advantages to this process since we are working with mathematical files. It makes customer communication much more flexible when we are exchanging information before frame construction. Because the moulds are mounted on Rock & Roll moulding machines, there are high levels of stress. If needed, the customer can request additional reinforcement and changes in specifications. All this input occurs in the mathematical modelling stage when changes can be made more quickly and cheaply compared to when they have to be made directly on the mould.
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The craft was launched at the Tanumstrand trade show held in Sweden from 19 to 24 September 2011 and was well received by the public. Thus the challenging timetable and marketing goals set by Cipax were fully met.
Pleased by the great result on the Pioner 14 Active project, Persico and Cipax are now beginning the development of a new large boat suitable for a wide range of end users and applications.
Persico Marine Division has also built racing yachts and collaborated on boats for the America's Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race. Persico's latest achievement is the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing yacht that is competing in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012.