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Engineering Design

Design engineering is the process of editing, revising and finalizing a product's design before it begins production to optimize functionality, strength, and manufacturability.

This process takes a wide range of factors into consideration, including material selection, unique product requirements, and manufacturer capabilities, to ensure high-performing, cost-effective results.

VMS offers engineering design services because we know how critical a high-quality design is to a well-manufactured product, and we have decades of insider knowledge from a breadth of industries. We help our clients maximize production, reduce costs, and improve product designs in a way that drives innovation and maximizes results.

The VMS Advantage

We provide a number of key advantages to help our clients get ahead of the competition.


Diverse Capabilities

With years of experience to fall back on, our design engineers have the knowledge and expertise required to take your product design to the next level. Our in-depth understanding of our manufacturing processes, capabilities, and materials allows us to see the full picture, so we can make design adjustments before production starts to ensure exceptional results and a smooth, efficient production experience.

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In-House Value

Keeping your project in-house from start to finish helps you save time and slash production costs. In addition to our engineering design capabilities, we offer a whole collection of additional services, so you can go from prototype to production under one roof.


Full Service

As a full-service manufacturing partner, we offer a comprehensive, streamlined process that simplifies your journey from concept to completion. We guide our customers through each step with unwavering support, so your project is not only completed on time, but done exceptionally well. No matter the size or complexity of your project, our full-service experience delivers outstanding results.


New Product Development and Existing Product Manufacturing

Whether you’re working on new product development or simply looking to ramp up production on an existing product, we’re your trusted partner. Our seasoned team of experts will support you at every step of the NPD process, giving your new product the attention and dedication it deserves. And, if your existing product needs a new manufacturing base, we’ll run with your design and tooling to increase production with ease.

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Standard and Custom Tooling Options

We'll align our tooling resources with your budget and timeline to get the job done. As a VMS client, you'll be able to choose from our vast collection of current in-house tool dies, or work closely with our tooling engineer to make modifications. If neither of those options work, we'll design and build a brand new tool that perfectly matches your project's unique criteria.

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Quality Certifications

Our manufacturing facilities are all ISO certified (ISO 9001), and our team of experts is well-versed in UL, CSA, NSF, ETL, and CE standards.

Vollrath Manufacturing Services is proud to be an American company manufacturing American-made goods. We also work to eliminate waste in our manufacturing systems via our Lean manufacturing team and Continuous Improvement/Kaizen events.

VMS Engineering Design at a Glance

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A global beverage company had designed a new fountain soda machine. When they learned that their design needed revamping for real-world applications, they partnered with the experts at Vollrath Manufacturing Services (VMS) to produce multiple components that transformed their idea into reality.

Please see our case study below to learn how Vollrath Manufacturing Services helped a global beverage company develop and manufacture a component that met rigid food safety requirements and stood up to heavy daily use.

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Are We the Right Supplier for You?

Every project comes with unique requirements, and choosing the best supplier partner for the job means finding one that has the right mix of knowledge, expertise, and capabilities to meet and exceed your expectations.

At VMS, we are committed to making the impossible possible. When our clients come to us with specific needs and creative challenges – it’s our job to deliver the custom industrial product solutions that will provide them with incredible results.

We’ve created this Project Request Tool to ensure that we are the ideal supplier partner for every client we work with. Please use the interactive fields below to tell us more about who you are, what you’re looking for, and to determine whether or not VMS is the right supplier for you.

Have an active project you’d like to discuss? Looking for more information about our services? Our team is ready to help you get started!