Setting up a competitive company is like preparing a racing bike: there is always something else you can do to make it even better.
After all these years in the business, we strive to improve our performance every single day.
This is why we established our own Design Center, working exclusively for Polisport and its clients.
It is also why we started producing our own molds, giving us greater control over cost and quality.
For the same reasons, we have expanded our injection plant so as to keep the entire process in-house, giving us full control over the results of the manufacturing cycle.
Our focus on high-quality service is one of the Polisport Group’s core values, representing real added value for the customer.
All OEM and/or private label projects have a dedicated team in the Polisport corporate structure.
Polisport’s project management exclusively allocates:
· a dedicated salesperson, who manages all communication with the customer
· a project manager, who actively collaborates with the customer to find the best technical solutions for the project.
· a logistics account specialist, who finds the best solutions for customer delivery requirements.
Polisport also has an innovation department which, besides surveying problems and identifying potential solutions, is in charge of research and development for new technologies and materials and registration of patents. The wealth of internal know-how available to us is always placed at the customer’s service in accordance with the requirements of the project at hand.
Relationship with technological partners
With a view to innovation, Polisport engages in systematic cooperation with external bodies.
This cooperation includes partnerships with domestic and foreign suppliers for RDI (Research, Development and Innovation) activities, including design, mold manufacture and prototyping.
We have cooperation and subcontracting agreements with Universities, Technology Centers and other organizations in the field of science and technology, including the University of Aveiro, University of Beira Interior (UBI), the Center for Excellence and Innovation in the Automotive Industry (CEIIA) and the Center for Innovation in Polymer Engineering (PIEP). Polisport is now also a part of the COTEC network of SMEs.
Polisport is a member of the technical committee of the In-mold Decorating Association (IMDA), a US-based network of companies.
Our extensive network of strategic partnerships allows us to obtain the best technical solutions for your project.
The Polisport Group recently formed a product design group and a prototyping center.
In addition to what has already been said about the importance of mold manufacturing, it is important to mention that our response times and the ease with which we are able to create new products have greatly benefited from this step. Indeed, the core design group and prototyping center were practically indispensable to us as a company seeking to maintain and strengthen its innovative character. Our internal design and 3D modeling department, combined with our prototyping facilities, allow us to research and test new ideas and product concepts in a streamlined and efficient manner.
As a result, we can offer customers:
· Internal capacity to develop complex parts such as double injection pieces;
· Preparation of technical molds (use of inserts, double injections, etc.)
Acquired in 2004, Polinter is the group company dedicated to plastic injection. It is where some of the parts of the Polisport brand, as well as parts for the group’s customers, are produced.
It is also where Polisport’s unique technological solutions are developed, tested and applied.
Polinter is able to work with a range of special procedures:
· IPD (Inmold plastic decals)
· IML (Inmold)
· Blow molding
Internal capacity of Polinter’s infrastructure:
• Clamping force: from 150 to 1,000 Tons
• Injection capacity: from 20 to 3,500 grams
• Annual capacity in injection hours: ~ 68,000 hours
• All machines operate with "SEPRO" or "KUKA" 6-axle Cartesian Robots.
• All machines are equipped with gravimetric or volumetric dosing devices
• Next-generation automation with great responsiveness to demand from OEM projects;
• Injection machines of different tonnage able to inject various part types;
Polisport Molds was established in 2011, and as the name implies is dedicated to the production and maintenance of molds used in the plastic injection process. With this company, we guarantee:
· The ability to design projects and build small, medium and large molds;
· High performance with regard to corrective maintenance and/or changes requested by the customer;
· Greater capacity to comply with lead times required by customers
The addition of these two companies to the Group was essential in that it allowed Polisport control of the entire process, from product design to final production.
The benefits of centralizing the production cycle in this way are evident with regard to quality control, management of production costs and timing for completion of projects.
What is more, integrated management of the production process permits the implementation of modern and innovative working methods that were not always available to suppliers and partners in the past.
Quality control, performance analysis and safety tests are the most important aspects of product development.
The legal requirements are stringent and industry standards are high.
In order to remain one step ahead, we have built our own modern quality control center with all the technology required to ensure that our products comply with the standards imposed by regulatory bodies.
What is more, having our own quality control center means we can continue to develop and test innovative solutions for our products.
Quality Management System
Polisport’s Quality Management System is certified in accordance with EN ISO 9001:2008: Design and production of innovative products for two-wheeled vehicles, ensuring performance combined with safety, differentiation and enjoyment.
ISO provides internationally recognized frameworks and standards for organizations in the areas of products, services and systems. ISO aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
Management System for Research, Development & Innovation
Innovation is one of Polisport’s core values, underpinning a clear focus on the development of new technologies and innovative products.
In 2011, Polisport’s Innovation Management System was certified according to standard NP 4457: 2007.
The Polisport group has a dedicated facility for storage, logistics control and dispatch of customer products. Our Motorcycle warehouse and shipping facility has an area of 15,000m2 (160,000 ft2). We have an automated internal stock management system that enables us to keep the customer informed of all relevant data on their product stock in real time.