BTR / LOGEEKS

BTR / LOGEEKS

We separated the housing casting department from the company. Its commercial activities facilitated the management process and made it possible to use the equipment with higher efficiency.

problem

In 2001, Uniscan Research needed a mechanical metalworking technology that had no equivalent in Russia at that moment. We purchased equipment and trained specialists to work with it. That is how the Metal Treatment Center appeared. However, orders from our company employed the equipment for mere 10% and most of the time it stood idle.


solution

To use the equipment more efficiently, managers of the Metal Treatment Center started to look for external orders.

Later, within Metal Treatment Center, we created a foundry that manufactured polyurethane housings for devices. Drawing on our previous experience, we focused the foundry on working for both Uniscan Research and the external market from the very beginning. As the market grew, the Metal Treatment Center began to design housing and instrumentation as well as gained skills in the field of industrial design.

In 2008, it became evident that the Metal Treatment Center evolved into an independent technological company that had no direct relation to developments of Uniscan Research. The technical processes of the Metal Treatment Center were singled out into a separate enterprise that was named BTR (Technical Solutions Office).

 

BTR products
 

As a result, Uniscan Research could focus on its projects and use mechanical treatment, moulding and design services when it was necessary. At the same time BTR team was now able to position itself more clearly in the market of technological services and widen its range of services. At the present time BTR is called LOGEEKS and has several sister projects related to 3D prototyping: Prototypster and MeMeToo. Uniscan Research has no priority and uses the services of the company just as the other clients.


team
Manager — Igor Krasovsky
Technical Lead — Andrey Panchenko
more solutions

We also decided to spin off the waterjet cutting department. Thus we could focus on our own projects and have an access to the required technologies.

Together with Akadempark we created and realized the concept of the Engineering Support Center (ESC) — an infrastructure for developing innovations in the instrumentation field.

We arranged a workshop where the top managers of ESC discussed the similar problems of technological company management and possible solutions.