Bosch Australia Manufacturing Solutions (BAMS) will provide manufacturing services to support the globalization of Australian software and data technology company Bodd.
Bodd, who was featured in the recent Webinar @AuManufacturing/MYOB Game Changers – manufacturers are redefining their industrieshas developed an innovative 3D body scanner for the garment industry.
Melbourne-based Bodd’s scanner captures vast amounts of body data for a unique, hyper-personalized customer experience that is set to soon expand to the health, pharmacy and wellness markets.
Bodd has chosen to partner with BAMS to manufacture, distribute and provide field technical support for all of its hardware units, leveraging its global manufacturing footprint to scale the product in Australian and global markets.
Bosch has a worldwide network of some 240 manufacturing sites.
Bosch Oceania President Gavin Smith said: “Our manufacturing business is in a unique position to help Australian start-ups, like Bodd, grow their business internationally.
“We are thrilled to be on this trip with Bodd.”
Bodd 3D scanners capture a unique and comprehensive dataset, or digital avatar, of a person that maximizes both consumer and brand engagement.
For example, the very detailed data can provide an instant size match for any clothing product.
For a pharmacy, a Bodd scanner can recommend lifestyle products or reverse engineer personalized healthcare products and provide valuable customer health data.
In less than sixty seconds, consumers can perform an unobtrusive analysis of themselves and control and share their personal data across multiple verticals at their discretion.
Bodd Co-Founder and CEO Rob Fisher said, “Many retailers are unprepared for the digital future.
“Bodd is in a unique position to provide brands with the most important data set for their digital future.”
With its highly compact and portable solution, Bodd has set an ambitious goal of rolling out the first 5,000 scanners to market over the next three years.
Its business model is centered around selling software as a service (SaaS), which means merchants don’t pay anything upfront for the 3D scanner, but instead commit to a three-year SaaS contract per scanner.
Merchants in the uniform industry are already realizing a 200% return on investment by deploying Bodd scanners.
By addressing the issue of yield sizing, Bodd aims to mitigate the resulting waste, not only in financial terms, but also as a cost to the environment.
Photo: Bosch/L to R, Rob Fisher Bodd CEO, Gavin Smith President of Bosch Oceania and Dave McLaughlin Bodd Co-Founder
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