Made in Holland – EasyScan and Hittech Multin: a strong partnership
EasyScan is the state-of-the-art retinal scanner that occupies an important place in more and more optical retail stores. The fact that this Dutch high-tech product is a great success has everything to do with the seamless collaboration between EasyScan and Hittech Multin.
The EasyScan was invented at TU Delft in 2007 and Hittech Multin has now built more than a thousand retinal scanners. The cooperation between these Dutch companies has been further intensified in recent years.
For EasyScan, Hittech Multin has grown from producer/assembler to developer and manager of the entire supply chain. “We now deliver the complete product”, says Peter Reijneker, managing director of Hittech Multin.
Hittech Multin has redesigned the optical module and has now all the technical knowledge of all components. Because we are responsible for both development and full production, any problems can always be resolved internally. All technical responsibility lies with us and therefore EasyScan can now fully focus on its core tasks; selling the EasyScan.
Stability and peace of mind
Hittech Multin is a partner that completely supports us in terms of both production and life cycle management”, agrees Erik van Dijk, CEO of EasyScan. “We can now fully focus on the sales and marketing of our product and that is critical for a company like us. We do not need an expert engineeron every subject. Hittech Multin also ensures that the design can be manufactured in efficient and cost effective way. Our product is now more robust and we can deliver even better quality.
If we want a certain change, we no longer have to discuss whether it is feasible.
“Engineering is a profession in itself”
Together with Hittech Multin, we have taken the right steps to grow. EasyScan was one of the first optical products for Hittech Multin in which they also contributed to the design. Together we went through the mandatory FDA inspection and that was an educational and interesting experience. The product concept is ours, but engineering to final producible design is a profession and an art in its own right.
As a small company you never have all specialists in-house; that is not possible, this a challenge for many start-ups. So you better start collaborating with a partner like Hittech Multin, they have gone through this process many times and have all the different experiences in house to engineer a product.
Our partnership is successful and together we will conquer the world.