About Us

IDEA stands for Industrial Design Engineering Answers. We make your ideas a reality, from concept design to manufacture.

Our Story

Idea Developments is a leading product design, development and manufacturing company established in 1998. IDEA provides the complete product design/development and manufacturing process, from Industrial Design to Engineering to providing Answers for the successful development of your project or product idea.

Idea's holistic approach to product design and manufacture sets us apart from other design and engineering firms; ensuring a smooth cost effective development path from idea initiation to production supply, for your profitable product sales.

Idea's NZ based team of creative designers and our Idea-China manufacturing facility form the Idea Group, providing profitable custom design/engineering product and manufacturing supply solutions to an established client base of international and local brand owners; NZ/Asian Manufacturers; and Entrepreneurs.   Idea’s product development and supply solutions are backed by over 35 years of industry leading experience.

Our Resource

Industrial Design
Engineering Design
Electronics Design (PCB & App)
Mock-Up & Prototype
Tooling & Manufacturing

Our Values

Creating Products from Ideas is what we do.

We believe in developing ideas to optimise function, value and appearance to the mutual benefit of both the user and the manufacture.

Idea is a product design and development company focused on producing and manufacturing what we design!
Idea aims to be a leader in Product Design, Development, and Supply Solutions by exceeding expectations through holistic design.
Our 3 Stages - 8 Phases called Design | Develop | Supply approach to design focuses on Successful creative products, driven by a holistic design approach; Design refinement, engineered for performance and manufacture; and Flexible manufacturing solutions for efficient and profitable product supply.

Our Team (Idea-NZ)

Idea's team of designers, engineers and project managers operate from our Idea-NZ studio located in New Zealand.
kim scott

Kim Scott

Company Founder

Kim has over 35 years of design and management experience with strategic product development and manufacturing, including 20+ years working with China.

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Shanon Martin

Design Manager

Shanon has over 20 years of design experience and holds a degree in Industrial Design, undertaking and managing a wide variety of design engineering projects.

alex cameron

Alex Cameron

Product Designer

Alex holds a degree in Industrial Product Design, undertaking a wide variety of product design, graphics and engineering design based projects.

matthew gillard

Matthew Gillard

Product Design Engineer

Matt holds a degree in Mechatronics Engineering with mechanical design and manufacturing experience across a variety of industry environments.

keith newton

Keith Newton

Office & Production Manager

Keith is an experienced office manager with a background in banking, construction and accounting. Keith manages our accounts, production, shipping, and import/export.


Ella Scott

Social Resource Manager

Ella welcomes clients and courier drivers alike, she attends most meetings and has an eye for detail, especially if food is involved.


This could be you !

Product Design & Engineering

Are you passionate about Product Design and Engineering with a 'can do' attitude?  
Submit your CV & Portolio here.

Our Team (Idea-China)

Idea's production, quality control and supply team operate from our Idea-China office located Shenzhen, China.
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Winston Wu (小慧)

Operations Manager

Winston is an experienced Mainland Chinese business owner, managing our manufacture and supplier operations from Idea-China's Shenzhen factory.

nancy xu

Nancy Xu (美兰)

Office Manager

Nancy is an experienced Chinese Office manager, providing local purchase order and supplier accounts management, and shipping logistics for Idea-China.

PanPan Yu

PanPan Yu (余盼盼)

Production Manager

PanPan is an experienced Chinese engineer, operating CNC machines, managing production, quality control (QC) and in-house staff training for Idea-China.

jeff ong

Jeff Ong (汪漳廉)

Speciality Operations

Jeff is based in Hong Kong and has over 25 years experience with manufacturing, supply chain operations and quality assurance throughout China & HK.


Yes! Idea provides the complete design and development process with an easy to follow 3 Staged - 8 Phase process we call Design | Development | Supply.
No problem! Idea's 3 Staged - 8 Phase process allows us to start (and finish) at any point in the process as you may require.
We are also happy to review your concept or prototype prior to starting and offer suggestions for improvement.
Yes! We offer a specialised prototype service in a variety of production-quality materials that perform like the finished product.
We can of course review your design prior to prototype to suggest any additional design improvements.
Design or engineering changes prior to release for tooling and manufacture are a normal part of our 'design for manufacture' process.
We would be happy to review your design and talk you through likely changes.
Cost will vary from project to project depending on size, complexity and number of development phases required.
We offer a free initial consultation where we can usually estimate and advise the likely costs.