Industrial designer Lex van Dockum has overseen many product development processes in the course of his career. He worked in small engineering offices and various multinational companies before joining the PCV Group five years ago. Since then, he has joined the management team, and is particularly valued for his ability to take a “helicopter view” of a project. Where he had also become “fed-up” with the sluggish organisational structures of large companies, he now enjoys the freedom to improve or develop from scratch new products for clients, working with colleagues with very different specialisms. To do this, the team from the PCV Group employs an approach it calls ‘structured creativity’. In this interview, the experienced project manager describes what exactly this entails.
Industrial design and technological engineering aren’t a common combination. PCV Group are experts in both. Their approach is multidisciplinary with a proven expertise in mechatronics, materials technology and dispensing and dosing systems. I started working with PCV Group as a network partner in 2008. I still find their passion very infectious.
Syb Leijenaar, network partner
PCV Group are an extended workbench in R&D for Miele. I especially appreciate their great flexibility in answering all our requests. For every new project they compose an adequate team including a project manager thus simplifying the coordination of activities. They are committed and have a professional and target-oriented approach.
Dr. Andreas Morbach, Miele
PCV Group are unrivalled in their problem definition. Each and every question they ask is revelant. Thanks to their expertise in different sectors they surprise us with high-tech solutions that we wouldn’t easily think of ourselves.
Ruud Deckers, Marel Stork