Bonving and her colleagues, in particular Janne Liess in charge of design and development for the North American market, work intensively year-round on novelties that captivate customers worldwide in various ways. Their roles bridge the office, customer interactions, meetings, and the laboratory, where ideas are tested and verified.
“Together as a team, we develop concepts into validated end-products for serial production, by focusing on customer needs. We experiment with various product iterations based on diverse requests and specifications. We collaborate closely with technicians and customers, fine-tuning details, from color selection in trial batches to achieving the perfect finish. It is astonishing that our plant in Svenljunga, located on the beautiful Swedish countryside, incorporates both a high-tech Innovation and New Product Development department as well as an advanced laboratory for product validation,” Bonving exclaims.
Customers are always welcome to join the product development journey, either at the tannery or the lab, where they can actively participate in shaping the end result. For those unable to visit Svenljunga, samples are dispatched worldwide, or Bonving and her colleagues make customer visits.