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ARID Industrial Design Development and Manufacturing

Industrial Design Development and Manufacturing

About ARID Industrial design development and manufacturing

Facilitating entrepreneurs via research, design, engineering, tooling, production, logistics and quality control, ARID Industrial design, development and manufacturing, provides end-to-end design and manufacturing solutions from concept to point of sale, and our extensive services cover specialist hand-crafted single items, in-house short run production, to the ongoing development, manufacture and delivery of mass produced goods.

Industrial design combines the realms of art, science and engineering – elegant form is functional, practical durability is refined and objects designed for everyday use should be intuitive, ultimately to the point of invisibility. True industrial design adds value – increased functionality, reliability, ease of use and reduced manufacturing costs – these are all results of the fully implemented industrial design process.

Product design is an integral part of this process – ARID Industrial design, development and manufacturing, provides both product and industrial design in tandem – product design is creating functional, aesthetically appealing solutions; industrial design is finding the most efficient, cost effective method(s) of manufacturing those solutions, through to delivery to the end user. When the design process is undertaken as part of the industrial design process – that is, from the outset, with the knowledge and experience of how the design will be manufactured, the result is invariably a higher quality, more effective, more reliable product, produced at a lower cost – this is the foundation of ARIDs philosophy and approach to design and production.

ARID Industrial design development and manufacturing, has over 25 years experience in product and industrial design and commercialisation, and with more than 300 products developed and taken to market, is proficient at providing solutions and all related services for manufacturing industries Australia wide, with a growing number of international customers. We provide design and ongoing development and manufacturing solutions for products that can vary from a single plastic part to complex systems requiring hundreds of assemblies and thousands of precision elements, for customers who vary from single inventors to international corporations.

ARID Industrial design development and manufacturing, has extensive experience in product design and commercialisation strategies, a vast knowledge of and ‘hands-on’ experience with fabrication materials and manufacturing solutions, and we offer a full range of services including prototyping, in-house short-run production and ongoing mass production, supervised and supported by our own quality control and production assembly facility in Shenzhen, China.

ARID Industrial design development and manufacturing, can also provide invaluable advice on strategic funding and crowd funding.


Andrew Rogers, Principal Designer, achievements and experience include:

Multiple Design Institute of Australia Design Awards across multiple categories

Fellow, Design Institute of Australia 2013

Consultant Designer and Liaison Officer to China, BAE Systems, 1995 – 2012

Design Consultant, ICSID, 2006 – 2011

Principal Industrial Designer, LKK, 2010

Industrial Designer, Product Designer, Clipsal/Shell Oil Company, 1986

Industrial Designer, Product Designer, GK Design Group, 1985 – 1986

Named in multiple patents

Good Design Award winner Gold 2019

Good Design Award winner 2020

Good Design Award Jury 2021

Good Design Award winner 2022

Appointed a Member of the Executive of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) 2019.

“I will always provide you with the best design solution – it may not be the solution you were expecting, but it will be the best.” Andrew Rogers

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