Product development and testing

Investment in R&D

Pioneer status in a robustly developing industry requires Kometos Oy to invest heavily in research and development work. Our development is based on identifying our customers' needs and on fostering high quality in all areas of our business. The 15–20 annual research and development projects conducted by our company have delivered cutting edge production lines and modular units, both in terms of their technological attributes as well as their operating characteristics.

A fine example of the results of continuous development work is Kometos Oy's thawing systems, whose systematic development began in the mid-1990´s. The features and process for our products, which represent the international best in the industry, have been advanced through means provided by technology and the improvement of materials.

The development of a control system, for example, has brought about increased equipment efficiency, decreased energy expenditure and improved user-friendliness. We have also focused on the visual appearance of equipment with the help of an industrial designer. The result is a superbly functional, easy-to-use and elegant piece of equipment, whose features are, of course, still being developed.
Innovations create solutions

In addition to the further improvement of existing products, Kometos Oy's product development work requires the generation of completely new innovations. This translates into the creation of practical solutions and methods for the purpose of accomplishing new functionality targets.

Development work also engages us on the level of internal operations; Kometos Oy's programme for continuous improvement, which has run for several years now, gives our employees a framework of reciprocal control that aims to maximise the utilisation of internal innovations and to ensure uniform quality and the distribution of information concerning our products and methods.  

Innovations create solutions

In addition to the further improvement of existing products, Kometos Oy's product development work requires the generation of completely new innovations. This translates into the creation of practical solutions and methods for the purpose of accomplishing new functionality targets.

Development work also engages us on the level of internal operations; Kometos Oy's programme for continuous improvement, which has run for several years now, gives our employees a framework of reciprocal control that aims to maximise the utilisation of internal innovations and to ensure uniform quality and the distribution of information concerning our products and methods.  

Meticulous testing process

Every piece of equipment and machinery and all production facilities manufactured by Kometos Oy are handed over to our customers only after meticulous testing.

The initial step of such testing is a technical inspection, attended by both the design and manufacturing staff of the equipment in question. Secondly, equipment and production facilities that pass the technical inspection undergo a thorough trial run in conditions equivalent to genuine production conditions. With regard to Kometos Oy's thawing systems, the trial run consists of going through every stage of a thawing process.

Production trial runs help us to ensure that the quality and functionality of every product delivered by Kometos Oy meets our customers’ needs and expectations.

Cooperation with research institutions

Kometos Oy also performs testing in cooperation with universities and other institutes of higher education. Our partners also include some of Finland’s leading research institutions, such as TEKES, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation.

The results of testing conducted in cooperation with research institutions provide us with detailed information on the essential operational characteristics of our products, such as the strength of ST components - which function as basic units of modular facilities - investigated to ensure the product's suitability for earthquake-prone regions.