Creating Turnkey Solutions
Partnering with ICEpower on turnkey product creation helps you reduce operational complexity and enables your company to stay focused on what truly matters – customers. We offer a complete turnkey cradle to grave product development and supply service. This enables you to bring more products to the market, faster and with low risk.
As an outsourced product creation partner, we take on projects from product ideas through development, certifications, ramp up, manufacturing, and product maintenance of your products. We have developed a still increasing number of Audio Products and Custom Designs on a Turnkey basis for customers worldwide.
The majority of turnkey projects we undertake fall within one of these categories
Box build / Amplifiers
We develop and manufacture the complete product, including analog hardware, digital hardware, software/firmware, networking and mechanics.
Backplates for Speakers and Subwoofers
We develop and manufacture complete backplates for powered speakers or subwoofers, including amplifier, power supply, mechanics and control interfaces, DSP, and software.
We develop and supply customized PCBA modules, e.g. amplifiers, power supplies, digital front ends with DSP and/or network connectivity.
We mainly develop and supply Turnkey and customized solutions within 3 Core Application Segments
1. Home automation audio equipment
2. Audio equipment for Commercial, Corporate and Educational installations
3. Audio equipment for PRO audio, including rack equipment and backplates for powered speakers for both touring and fixed installations
Our capabilities include both “simple” products, where all interconnects are analog as well as highly feature-rich digital products incorporating elements such as Streaming audio and control over a network connection (e.g., Dante, Milan, or proprietary protocols), Advanced DSP, GUI control, Hosted webservers and Displays.
Why work with ICEpower on a turnkey basis?
Often companies tend to forget the total sum of resources put into developing, maintaining, and managing a product throughout its lifetime. From a management perspective, this often results in organizational time and energy being spent on dealing with tedious practical issues rather than on growing and developing the business.
Most companies we work with have more product ideas on the roadmap than bandwidth to develop and bring them to the market. This results in lost opportunities and not achieving their business’s growth potential.
ICEpower offers to manage your product creation from the cradle to the grave. This means that it is not your resources having to develop new products, travel to Asia and set up production. It is also not your team that deals with product re-design and maintenance when critical parts go End-Of-Life or when new regulations and policies hit the electronic industry. It is not you and your team facing a Contract Manufacturer’s lack of understanding of the audio market when prices are up for discussion twice a year.
All of this is handled for you – by ICEpower.
Freeing up your R&D and operational resources enables you to get more products to the market, faster and with low risk. We help you unlock the full potential of your business, and enable you to focus on what matters most – your customers and your market understanding.
We help our customers by taking on all aspects of product creation from the cradle to the grave
By freeing up your R&D and operational resources you not only save money. It reduces your business complexity
and enables you to focus on what matters most – your customers and your market understanding.
1. Idea Generation
7. End of Life
When the product nears its end of life, we work closely with your sourcing or product management team to manage the ramp-down process to minimize excess inventory and component liabilities.
Large catalog of Tech Platforms and IP
ICEpower has the biggest, most complete collection of Audio Platforms in the industry ranging from 1W to 7kW, and includes advanced features such as networked audio, Dante, AVB/Milan, DSP algorithms, GUI control, Power-Over-Ethernet, etc.
We understand that no two customers or projects are the same. We are therefore flexible in our approach to collaboration. We can work with you on an end-to-end turnkey basis, where we develop and manufacture the complete solution, or we can do joint development (JDM), where either you or a 3rd party develops parts of the product.
Our platforms are continuously refined, improved, and new technologies are added. This means that most audio customers will find already working platforms that fit their applications.
These mature platforms enable us to quickly and cost-effectively develop the optimal solution for each specific customer application.
This gives us a head start as we are not starting from scratch with a blank sheet of paper. This enables us to provide you with better performance at a competitive price and a short development time.
World-class engineering expertise
We have deep expertise across the signal chain with extensive resources and a strong team of engineers covering all of the following disciplines.
- Analog Hardware and switch-mode power electronics
- Digital Hardware
- Software incl. Embedded SW, FW & DSP, and Networking for audio
- Project Management
- New Product Introduction (NPI) incl. test development and compliance certification
The majority of ICEpower’s 75 engineers are working on specific customer projects, i.e. a full turnkey product and/or customer-specific custom solutions. All development takes place at our HQ in Copenhagen, Denmark, although we are little by little adding local R&D satellites to accommodate talented engineers at other locations in Europe.
Denmark is a ‘hub’ for audio. Power electronics is a core competence. With more than 200 audio companies and several Technical Universities and Engineering Educational Centers in Denmark focusing on software and power electronics for audio, ICEpower could not be better located and positioned for developing electronics for audio. It is an ideal environment for a continuous add-on of more and more talented Audio Engineers to our R&D team.
We are proud to state that ICEpower today is a Center of Excellence in both audio hardware and software.
Strong Project Management and Execution
ICEpower is a lean, no BS, project-focused organization. We have developed project management and project execution into a core competence. According to many of our customers, it might actually be the most essential competence today.
Having a clear R&D project focus enables us to execute projects efficiently and fast. Typical project execution is from 10-18 months from kick-off to mass production, depending on complexity. We work with a structured stage-gate development model with a focus on design reviews. We set project KPI’s which we track and review on a monthly basis. A project is a long-term and complex engagement. We believe that a win-win partnership mindset, trust, transparency, and frequent and clear communication are crucial to success.
We arrange weekly or bi-weekly project meetings with our customers. When kicking-off projects with a first-time customer, our entire project team will usually visit your corresponding team to build the mutual understanding and relations important for a smooth collaboration throughout the project.
Robust and cost-efficient Supply Chain
ICEpower works with SVI and GPV in Bangkok. It is a deliberate decision to work with mid-size EMS Companies. SVI and GPV are focused on high mix / low-medium volume production and have Danish management. We have strong long-term relationships with their top management, which ensures attention.
ICEpower has good pricing power as we have high volume (for the audio industry). We actively engage in category management, building relationships, and negotiating directly with all key components and materials suppliers.
We have selected Thailand due to several reasons:
- Access to skilled labor and tradition for longer-term employment
- Competitive cost level compared to other typical “low cost” countries
- Politically stable location
- No tariffs when importing to the US
Having a dual manufacturing setup improves our supply security. It also enables us to ensure competitive quoting processes, always having at least two suppliers provide a quotation.
Our dedicated S&OP team is in close daily contact with both suppliers, providing support and ensuring a structured forecasting and planning process.
Our extensive portfolio of proven platforms enables ICEpower to create concepts based on an 80-90% costed BOM. This means we have a good handle on cost already at the concept stage before we kick off the project.
This continues during the project as we make a costed BOM rollup at every design milestone with current BOM on all subassemblies to ensure all design parts are within target costs.
We track all changes to the design requirements to give complete visibility on cost impact towards our customers.
Our engineers are skilled in careful and cost-effective component selections based on our existing parts database, purchasing volumes, prices, component lifecycle, and our and/or our supplier relationships.
• Use of proven ICEpower platforms
• +1000 years of combined ICEpower design experience in audio
• Focus on design reviews
• Structured approach to design verification with test checklists
• UL certified products
• Reliability testing
• Proprietary ICEpower manufacturing test setup
• Remote yield monitoring
• Full tracking of all products
• Burn-in capability
• Product maintenance team
How do you get the process started?
Developing your next Turnkey Solution is an exciting project and working with ICEpower secures a smooth process.
We have extensive experience in creating high-quality solutions for some of the largest brands in the world.
Once we have received a briefing on your project and requirements, we will deliver a complete project scope with solution architecture and timing plans.