Stewart Golf has been designing and manufacturing remote-controlled electric trolleys for more than a decade and buying-in premium three-wheeled push trolleys from overseas since 2010.
The company needed financial support to assist in both the initial design of its all-new R1 Push trolley and the design and development of the manufacturing process.
Funding from SWMAS’ Product Development Centre (PDC) enabled Stewart Golf to draw in extra expertise in design and styling as well as production and assembly.
Further assistance from SWMAS and the PDC, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (2007-2013) Competitiveness Programme, helped with the layout of a one piece manufacturing system in a new assembly facility Stewart Golf has created after converting one of its warehouses.
SWMAS has also helped facilitate links between Stewart Golf and local knowledge bases including the University of the West of England (UWE) and the University of Gloucestershire. The company has since had initial discussions with the School of Sport and Exercise at the University of Gloucestershire over a research-led project.
- On track to double growth from £1.5m to £3m
- Targeting new markets in Europe and the USA
Ben Powis, Commercial Manager