What our clients are saying…
I think it’s important for an inventor to rely on Catalyst to guide them through the process … they created the blueprint that gave me confidence, but it also made me feel like I was part of the team. It’s a great starting point for anyone who has an idea, I would highly recommend Catalyst.”
Meet Matt Shade, inventor and President of The Push-Up Machine. Matt came to Catalyst with an idea and a sketch on a napkin. Now, he sells his successful invention online and even owns a patent based on his idea.
The Sterno S’mores Maker is a fun way for a family to make the gooey treat indoors or outdoors. I have a long history with Catalyst and respect the work that they do. Catalyst was able to receive the tray tool, expedite the resin and colorant to start the S’mores tray on time, then beat quantity and timing expectations. This helped us ship a large quantity of S’mores Makers displays to Kroger ahead of the summer season. I knew I could rely on them when we needed to get parts quickly.
Catalyst has delivered high-quality service and products every time I have used them, which is why I will continue to go back to them. Catalyst has a can-do attitude, and that makes things happen. It’s a winning approach.“
Catalyst made everything seemless, it was almost too easy. We had our first meeting with them and the owner was there, the industrial designer and head of production, which I think is unusual. We showed them our design and they made it better. Catalyst showed us how to cut costs and refine the design for tooling. It made a huge difference to us that everything is done in-house instead of shipping the mold somewhere else.
With Catalyst you can have a quality U.S. made product with a quicker turnaround time and be price competitive. We’re really proud about that and the flags are all over our packaging.”
Jennifer has kept her manufacturing with Catalyst since 2012! See why in a quick blog entry about her business.
From the time that the order is placed to the time that the order is delivered, the process is smooth. Catalyst updates us regularly on the status of the orders and gives us the information we need. They work with us to get us what we need and help us meet our production schedule with their suggestions.”
Catalyst took the time to listen to our story, figure out what we wanted and used their engineering skillset to match with our clinical skillset. It’s produced a product that I think is going to not only be a viable business product, but I think it’s going to really help people take care of themselves.
They led us down a path where when we first handled the prototype, our reaction was ‘Oh, that is exactly what we meant.’ Without a doubt, sending people to Catalyst is something that I’ll do on a regular basis.”
I was much more comfortable with how accountable Catalyst would be in the entire process. They take you from an idea, all the way through the research, design and engineering phase, then Catalyst is the actual producer in the end. That’s a different level of responsibility.
Also, you have industrial designers, engineers and the people making the molds standing side by side working through problems … that’s the advantage when you work with Catalyst.”
Relja Innovations is medical device manufacturer seeking to create minimally invasive product solutions for common foot and ankle ailments. Relja sought to outsource the supply chain to various cutting-edge companies, with a goal of speed, quality, and cost in mind.
Catalyst was crucial in creating five molds and then assisting in the fine-tuning process for several parts until they met surgeon customer needs. Catalyst was able to make the molds and revisions quickly and efficiently. They also changed priority to assist us in our regulatory submission. The combination of design, engineering support, and manufacturing is very valuable in a partner. We will use Catalyst again.”
The Easy See is a protective window that allows beekeepers to focus on fine details while working in their hives. I was amazed at how quickly Catalyst built our mold and got it running. We took some production parts from the first run to try to find something wrong with them and we couldn’t. The fact that they guarantee their aluminum molds and take care of them right in-house was something I couldn’t pass up.
We were extremely happy with how well they listened to our ideas and even helped us source some components. Also, the cost has been a lot lower than what I thought we would pay to get a finished product. Catalyst has really helped us out and it’s been a lot of fun working with them.”
The pet industry is very competitive. If your product doesn’t stand out as unique, you’re going to get lost. Catalyst took my original vision and made it even better. Their integrity to design has gotten my company a lot of press and awareness.
They’re very responsive. If I need something turned around in a couple days, then they will re-arrange things and get it done. I’ve worked with other plastics companies, but they are not as creative as Catalyst. I want someone who can take my vision/prototype and, within two or three versions, get exactly what I want.
Catalyst understands the consumer market and brings a deep net of ideas to every meeting. The designers and engineers work really well together, so I know the designs can actually be produced.”
Sterno Products worked with Catalyst to develop initial concepting to production for one of our products. We chose Catalyst because it is both flexible and comprehensive, with industrial design, design engineering, CAD development, manufacturing feasibility, and plastic molding experts. Compared to other firms, Catalyst understood our end goals and worked with us to generate the best result.”
Insects Limited designs and makes insect traps with the help of Catalyst’s engineering and manufacturing capabilities. Throughout the design process, we requested many changes and Catalyst was always very open and good about responding.
Once we saw how solid of a company they were, there was not much competition. From concept to reality, Catalyst was with us every step of the way, which is what we needed in a partner.”