Delivering Engineering Breakthroughs for an Automotive Parts Company

May 15, 2023 12:47 PM By Cullen

A Trustbridge Engineering Case Study


A leading automotive accessories manufacturer specializing in aftermarket automobile aesthetic parts faced the challenge of creating innovative designs while ensuring cost-effectiveness. To overcome this challenge, the company leveraged our team members and their expertise in design for modern manufacturability.


Client Background:

The client had established a reputation for delivering high-quality aftermarket aesthetic parts for automobiles. However, as customer demands diversified, they encountered difficulties in designing intricate and customized components while adhering to budgetary constraints. Seeking a solution, the client turned to the design consulting expertise of a global manufacturing solutions provider.


Challenges Faced:

The client faced several challenges in their pursuit of creating cutting-edge aftermarket automobile aesthetic parts, including:


a) Limited internal design capabilities for complex and customized parts.

b) The need for cost-effective design solutions to maintain a competitive edge in the market.

c) Meeting tight deadlines and reducing time-to-market for new product launches.


Partnership with Design Consulting Firm:

Understanding the unique challenges faced by the client, the team proposed a solution leveraging with our global network of engineers, including talented professionals based in India. By utilizing the expertise of Indian engineers, our team aimed to provide cost-effective design solutions while ensuring high-quality outputs.


Leveraging Trustbridge Talent:

To deliver design consulting services at an affordable cost, we helped them collaborating with a team of highly skilled Indian engineers. These engineers possessed in-depth knowledge of automotive design and had experience in creating intricate aftermarket aesthetic parts.


Key Advantages of Trustbridge Engineers:

By employing Indian engineers for design consulting, the client achieved several significant advantages:

a) Cost Savings: Hiring Indian engineers allowed the firm to leverage the favorable cost structure in India, significantly reducing the overall project expenses compared to hiring employees from high-cost regions.

b) Quality Output: The Indian engineers had a strong foundation in engineering principles and automotive design, ensuring the delivery of high-quality designs that met the client's specifications.

c) Time Efficiency: With a large pool of talented engineers available in India, the firm was able to allocate resources efficiently and complete projects within tight deadlines, accelerating the client's time-to-market.


Collaborative Design Process:

The collaboration between our team and the client involved a streamlined and iterative design process, ensuring effective communication and rapid prototyping. The process included the following steps:

a) Conceptualization: The client provided design requirements, specifications, and aesthetic preferences to the Indian engineering team.

b) Design Iteration: The Indian engineers collaborated with the client to refine the designs, incorporating feedback and making necessary modifications.

c) Rapid Prototyping: we utilized advanced additive manufacturing capabilities to produce physical prototypes of the parts, enabling the client to evaluate form, fit, and function.

d) Testing and Validation: The client rigorously tested the prototypes, ensuring customer satisfaction.


Results and Benefits:

The partnership between our team and the client yielded several notable results and benefits:

a) Cost Savings: By leveraging the skills of Indian engineers, we helped the client save a significant amount of money in design consulting fees compared to hiring employees from high-cost regions.

b) Enhanced Design Capabilities: The collaboration empowered the client to offer a wider range of intricate and customized aftermarket aesthetic parts, catering to diverse customer demands.

c) Improved Time-to-Market: The efficient design process and timely support from the Indian engineering team allowed the client to reduce the time required for designing and launching new aftermarket aesthetic parts. This resulted in faster product iterations and quicker responses to market trends.

d) High-Quality Designs: The expertise of the Indian engineers, combined with the quality assurance processes, ensured that the final designs met the client's stringent quality standards. The resulting aesthetic parts exhibited superior craftsmanship and attention to detail.

e) Customer Satisfaction: The collaboration resulted in the production of aesthetically pleasing and functionally optimized aftermarket parts. This led to enhanced customer satisfaction and increased demand for the client's products, further solidifying their position in the market.



By partnering with our team and leveraging our engineering expertise, the client successfully addressed the challenges of designing aftermarket automobile parts. The cost savings achieved through the utilization of our engineers, combined with improved design capabilities, reduced time-to-market, increased customer satisfaction, and gained a competitive edge in the automotive accessories market. The collaboration serves as a testament to the effectiveness of design consulting and global engineering collaborations in the manufacturing industry.