Niftylift and Innovation

Niftylift CSR - Innovation

Innovation is at the heart of many things Niftylift do and has a major impact on the four core pillars of the company's Corporate Responsibility.

Creative Passion

R&D Investment

Optimised Design Process

Building Relationships

Knowledge Capture & Transfer

Award Winning Designs

 

Creative Passion

Employees excel in creative passion, find novel solutions to solve problems, encourage ideas and try and test different options.

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Innovation

R&D Investment

Niftylift's greatest investment is in Research and Development, for both products and employees. This allows for:

  • The development of state of the art technology
  • Bespoke design software
  • Product testing
  • Research of high-tech materials
  • Employee training courses for skill development

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Optimised Design Process

Behind Niftylift's innovations is a state of the art, optimised design process including.

  • The Nifty Development Process supports innovation processes, limiting risks through product development best practices, specialist industry knowledge and prototyping techniques.
  • 3D Modelling
  • Motion Analysis
  • Structural Finite Element Analysis

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Building Relationships

Niftylift maximises innovation by drawing from a broad spectrum of resources, including:

  • Interactive sources
    • University graduate recruitment
    • Collaborative development through industry specific contacts, eg. account managers and webinars
  • Passive Sources
    • Journals
    • Industry magazines
    • Websites

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Knowledge capture

Knowledge Capture & Transfer

Niftylift use a specifically designed data base called the Product Lifecycle Management Tool which:

  • Captures all part numbers
  • Records in one place
  • Access to the component library and the ERP system
  • Allows for reuse of existing parts

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Niftylift Awards

Award Winning Designs

The hard work of Niftylift employees has been acknowledged through industry specific awards over the past few years, such as:

  • LLEAP Awards 2010
    • Silver: HR21 Hybrid AWDS
    • Gold: OEM Features/Components for the SiOPS
    • Platinum: Support Product SiOPS
  • IAPA Access Award 2010
    • IAPA Contribution to Safe Working Height Manufacturer: SiOPS
  • Australia's HIRA
    • Best New Product Award 2012: SiOPS and toughcage

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