What’s your big idea? We can shape that thought into an innovative product that delivers the goods. Across borders and a range of industries. We’re a product development company based in Cape Town, South Africa. Our service is efficient and it comes at competitive rates. By asking the right questions, we find the right solutions.
– Michael J Gelb
Martin Hoole, founder and owner, shapes ideas. His enthusiasm for building something from nothing started as a young boy when he discovered the wonderful world of Lego. And has he built some weird and wonderful things. His current collection of more than 25 000 pieces includes a home-security surveillance robot, operated from a custom-built web page.
He has more than eight years experience in product development, working locally and abroad. With a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (University of Stellenbosch), a Masters in Biomedical Engineering (University of Cape Town) and mad guitar skills, Martin is engineer meets inventor. Problem-solving is in his DNA.
– Robert H Schuller
Our six-step product development process takes your idea from conception to construction. It allows you to monitor your project’s progress throughout. At the end of each step, we review the design and map out the plan and associated costs for the next step. The more transparent the process, the easier to spot an obstacle. Any product we develop for you, remains your intellectual property.
Sales and distribution plan
User interface spec
– Albert Einstein
We can tailor-make our service to suit your requirements. Choose from one or more of the following steps:
User requirement surveys
Literature and engineering
Intellectual property review
Technical feasibility assessment
Generation of functional specification
Generation of CAD detail and assembly drawings/specifications
Wire and laser cutting
– John M Keynes
We offer our own range of products. Get in touch if you find a product that can solve your problem.
Would you recommend TKE? "We have already and will continue to do so."
How was your problem solved? "TKE collaborated with us and designed a prototype exactly to our specification, met all deadlines and delivered a solution that was ready for production."
Why did you partner with TKE in your problem-solving? "TKE offers a unique and dynamic approach to engineering with passionate problem-solving and professional designs. With meticulous attention to detail, commitment to background market and design research, TKE is a market leader in design and innovation."
"We are delighted with the end product. It looks professional, is highly effective and absolutely beautiful. Thanks Martin! "
Would you recommend TKE? "I would definitely recommend TKE to my family and friends, in fact, I have plans to use them for more projects in the future!"
Are you satisfied with your product? "I could not be happier with my laundry cart – it is beautifully made from high quality materials, a great combination of style, durability and functionality."
How was your problem solved? "Martin contacted me regularly throughout the product development process, discussing each aspect of the design with me to ensure that the end result was exactly what I was looking for. I even received video clips that provided me with a 3D image of the laundry cart, so that I could visualise the completed unit as he had it in his mind."
Why did you partner with TKE in your problem-solving? "I heard about TKE through a family member, and discussed my ideas with Martin, the owner. His immediate understanding of what it was that I was looking for and his enthusiasm for the project, left me with little doubt that his company was perfect for the job."
What problem needed solving? "My husband and I were busy with some home renovations on our farm last year, and while I was designing the cupboard layout for my laundry area, I decided that I would like to include a mobile laundry cart into the space. After an exhaustive search of the internet, I discovered that there were none available in South Africa that were in line with my requirements. I realised that if I were to go ahead with the idea, I would have to find someone who could design and manufacture one for me."