As founders of WeHardware, we have a combined experience of 40 years in product design and development. Working together at A4M group we built up an expertise and network for product development and mass production.
Having cooperated with startups for years, we noticed that hardware is seen more and more as a risk. Hardware is seen as expensive to build and complex to produce. Additionally, hardware is often a mean to sell software. Startups and scaleups with physical products do not need a fulltime and/or inhouse hardware development team.
We saw an opportunity to help startups and investors to tackle these concerns and in particular for topics we care about: Sustainability, Nature and Tech, Social Impact and Dignified Aging. Together we started WeHardware, a venture of A4M group that specifically focusses on startups.
Hardware is often a mean to sell software and collect the required data. While you focus on the software development we can help with defining the suitable electronics, including chip set, sensors and communication protocol. Our expertise ranges from proof of principles to PCB design ready for manufacturing.
Well working and robust mechanisms set apart high-end products from the competition. Our team of industrial designers and mechanical engineers have years of experience in designing mechanisms that slide, rotate, click and any other kind of movement. Building on this expertise we can help you to apply proven solutions without having to reinvent the wheel.
Developing a product with Biobased materials adds an extra set of challenges. Durability and cosmetic properties differ widely and not all materials are as sustainable as they pretend to be. Because we have realized products with Biobased materials we can provide practical advice about material selection, design requirements and impact on price.
Cooling, heating and air purification are relevant for a lot of products in one way or another; from heatsinks on electronics to heating of food. In the development of these type of products we built up an expertise in insulation, different type of heating, cooling and filter technologies, air flow design and specific test set-ups for validation.
Founder A4M group
Adjunct Director A4M group
Senior Mechanical engineer
Quality control and Sourcing