German Autolabs is a technology company specializing in voice assistance. Their solutions augment the daily workflows of professional drivers and logistics teams. Deployed as driver apps and in scanners or vehicles, their assistants increase efficiency and provide a better quality of service.
German Autolabs reached out to BatchOne for assistance in manufacturing their initial product, Chris, the world's first in-car voice assistant. As an initial step, BatchOne helped German Autolabs identify the requirements and most important criteria for the full-service EMS selection, and the preparation of the request for quote documents (RFQ). Based on these requirements, BatchOne identified potential candidates in Europe and Asia and prepared a shortlist. Next, BatchOne presented top candidates to German Autolabs and introduced the preferred candidates, after which one partner became the top choice.
What we worked on
- Definition of Manufacturing Partner Selection Criteria
- Identification of Potential Manufacturing Partners
- Evaluation of Potential Manufacturing Partners
Who was working on the project
Co-Founder / Hardware Concept, Sourcing and Manufacturing
More than 25 years of experience in the international electronics industry allow him to quickly and accurately identify future problem areas and make decisions. For many years Richard has been in the top-level management of multinational corporations and can rely on a large network. As a Director in a global design and innovation team, he knows the impact of concept and design decisions on production and the cost structure of products. He is a questioner and leads the complex questions to a solution that is as simple as possible.
He has accompanied many young companies as well as new concepts from established large corporations and can draw on this wealth of experience to come up with new ideas and solutions.
Bircher Reglomat | Dicotec AG | Escatec | Flextronics | STEINEL Solutions AG | Telcosensors
Founder & CEO
Niclas has been fascinated with entrepreneurship and technology for all of his life. He started his career in the innovation department of T-Systems MMS where he helped co-found the DTAG spin-off Couchfunk. Later he became an Associate Partner at PULSAR Consulting where he focused on Innovation Management, M&A, Corporate Venturing and Fundraising. He is also the co-founder of rapitag.
After supporting Hardware.co, TechFounders and organizing his own Events for Hardware Startups, he founded BatchOne out of his desire to support founders to bridge the gap from first prototype to mass production. He is also a passionate speaker and mentor at a lot of accelerator programs and conferences.
Couchfunk, Founder | Hardware.co | PULSAR Consulting | rapitag, Founder | TechFounders | T-Systems Multimedia Solutions
Patrick Weissert | German Autolabs, COO & Founder
“After our initial manufacturing partner ditched us weeks before we wanted to start manufacturing, we asked BatchOne for help. Thanks to their competent support, a partner was found who ended up manufacturing Chris within weeks.”