Making a Splash in the Pool Accessory Market with SOLIDWORKS Software.


Daka International Ltd.

The Company 

Daka, a Hong Kong -based leading designer, developer, and marketer of inventive consumer products, set the dive propulsion vehicle (DPV) market on its head with the introduction of the Sea-Doo® Seascooter™ DPV, selling more than 100,000 units and creating a new product category in the process.

The company thrives on executing a strategy based on developing innovative products that will establish new global consumer markets. Following the success of the original Seascooter DPV, the group decided to pursue the broader pool accessory and family recreation market by introducing the lightweight, compact Dolphin water scooter. More of a swimming aid than a dive vehicle, it features positive buoyancy and a 15-foot depth limit.

The Challenge

Develop innovative products within short development windows in order to beat competitors to market and establish new global consumer markets.

The Solution

Implement the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software to reduce development cycles and shorten time-to-market.

The Result

  • Reduced design cycle by 50 percent
  • Cut development costs by 50 percent
  • Expedited tooling and mold development
  • Reaped significant market share due to accelerated time-to-market

"It was quite a challenge to get this project done, but we were able to work a lot faster and easier with SOLIDWORKS software."

Alex Kalogroulis
Managing Director Daka Research (UK) Ltd.