Product development

Product development is in the core of our customers business. They know how to manufacture the most advanced devices in the world, and they understand the areas where they need to develop in order to stay on top in the future, too.

Etteplan helps in achieving this goal: We are specialists in mechanical, electrical automation and embedded system solutions; in production testing and IoT solutions; and in software and electronic engineering – and we can turn the most spectacular product development ideas into commercially and technically successful products. We have profound competence precisely in areas that are crucial in the digital age, where connected and intelligent devices (IoT) produce data to help develop a company’s business.

Product development offered as a service

Hundreds of projects a year makes Etteplan the most versatile product development partner in its field. A steady flow of projects ensures the cast-iron professional skills of our experts: we stay on top of industry events and keep our eyes firmly on the future. We help customers with demanding product development challenges in all phases of the product development process.

The customer has quick access to the right expertise, which they might not have on their own. Etteplan provides a wide range of project development expertise to projects of any size from developing prototypes to developing a mass production ready product.

Versatile product development projects


We collaborate with major companies, such as Kone and ABB, who want to create an entirely new product or improve on an existing product to make it more competitive. Our customers also include companies with a ready idea about a product that can be commercialized and which they would like to begin developing and manufacturing. This type of collaboration has resulted in, for example, the Icare tonometer and Orion Diagnostica’s blood analysis device, both of which were entirely new products in their respective fields – and success stories right from the start.

We also create concept demos for our customers to test how a certain device would work and how it could be used. Testing – to see if a device works and meets the regulatory requirements – is a big part of what we do. In the early stages of a project, we also conduct many studies to see if the product is worth making and to determine the best way to design it. Our customers greatly appreciate the lengths we go to, and this helps them in making their decision.


Related content

Rollock Smart Lock

There are security and usability problems related to traditional locks. For instance, losing a key may at worst result in an expensive re-engraving. There are a variety of electronic locking systems on the market which possess inadequate security.


Kesla is a multitalent of forest technology. The company’s products cover all stages of wood harvesting from stump to mill. Kesla’s product development is customer-oriented and based on long-term cooperation with its partners. KESLA products are known in the market for their usability, productivity, durability and good resale value.


Grocery stores will make a comeback in suburbs and small towns if entrepreneurs warm to the unmanned store solution ModulShop of Rivender Ltd. The invention is predicted to become a huge success in Finland and European export markets.

Contact us
Tero Leppänen
Tero Leppänen
Director, Embedded Systems & IoT