Shipping our product worldwide
A lot of good things happened since we started shipping by the end of May. In this update we will bring you up to speed about the last couple of weeks.
Scaling up production
In order to ship all orders as fast as possible, it’s important for us to scale up the production capacity. This is something we are working on every week.
People, People, People
The coming weeks the production capacity is going to grow quickly. This Monday a whole bunch of new people have been added to the assembly process at our production partner. With this we are able to produce a lot more products every week to ship out! Also, the production team is growing closely together, people are working on Knops with a smile! It is a human process, and it is so nice to see the energy in the team.
For all the different stations in the assembly process, we made effective and time-saving tools to make the assembly so smooth as possible. This also helps to make it easier for the people to work on Knops.
Every single Knops product is still going through our test procedure to maintain a high quality of the acoustics of the product. To be able to keep up with the growing numbers of products made, we had to expand our testing capacity. The current test equipment now has doubled throughput to test Knops! Beside this we are working on a completely new test bench to ensure every single piece of Knops continues to be rigorously tested.
More products produced means more products to be packed. We are working closely with our packaging partner to help assist with to growing numbers of products that need to be packed. Making sure that they are able to work as efficiently as possible and to add more personnel if needed.
We have different variations of Knops. Besides the Original version with the smooth Stainless steel rings we also have the Knurling and Gold versions.
These Knurled and Gold versions are much more elaborate to build. The gold versions are treated at a specialist all the way in Germany to make sure the quality is optimal. We received our first batch of the gold rings last week. The Knurled version has a much more time consuming process compared to the smooth ring and is batched separately. We optimized the knurling pattern to best fit the design and function. This week our supplier will provide us with a large batch of new Knurled rings. So we will start to send out Knurled and Gold versions this week.
As mentioned last time, we have a dynamic schedule that we will update for you as we go. We have the production running well now to catch up with the delivery of all the Kickstarter backers. Below is the schedule. Please note that the open Gold and Knurled Knops orders of the first weeks will be shipped expedited now.
Knops review by New Atlas
We are thankful for the extended review that Loz Blain made about Knops! You can read the review here.
We will keep you posted about any development regarding production and the delivery schedule.