New generation cleaning trolleys for hospital environment

Hygienteknik markets and sells a complete product range of cleaning machines and tools with ergonomic focus for the professional cleaning market.

Segment: Cleantech

”Hygienteknik markets and sells a complete product range of cleaning machines and tools with ergonomic focus for the professional cleaning market.”

Johann Storbjörk

Product Manager

Background

Traditional trolleys are frequently heavy, bulky, non-customizable and often require complex assembly. Brief was for an attractive, light-weight cleaning trolley that was ergonomic, robot-compatible and could adhere to the strictest hygiene and cleaning standards. Space maximisation, detachable modules as well as multiple storage functions that could easily be locked were also requirements.

Parameters

  • Interchangeable and modular
  • Detachable parts
  • Durable
  • Cost-effective design
  • Easy to maintain
  • Customisable
  • Ergonomic
  • Bacteria-resistant and suitable for a hospital environment
  • Lightweight

Result

Worked Outline

Phase 1: Brief
  • ☒ research (materials, suppliers, time and cost analysis)
Phase 2: Proposal
  • ☒ Ideation (concept development, requirements/parameters)
  • ☒ Visualised in 3D plans/CAD-modeling
Phase 3: Production and Development
  • ☒ design for manufacturing and assembly
  • ☒ manufacturing
  • ☒ problem-solving regarding for example mechanical issues
  • ☒ supplier relations
  • ☒ project management
  • ☒ quality and performance assessments
  • ☒ prototype production
  • ☒ cost optimization
Phase 4: Industrialization
  • ☒ serial production