Kindling Collector

Sam and his team have not only engineering and refined my product, but have provided valuable advice from where to find mentors, start-up grants, how to protect IP and ensure the Kindling Collector adheres to international safety regulations.

Donald Hillis


Showerbuddy New Zealand Ltd has used design and engineering services from Pro-Dev Limited, based in Upper Hutt, New Zealand since 2018. We have found the company headed by principal Sam Kumar to be highly skilled in product design and testing.

Sam and his team are very methodical in their approach to product development. Extensive research is undertaken, in conjunction with Showerbuddy, to develop a scope of work. Throughout the design process further research is undertaken by them to determine best fit processes, components and materials.

In some cases change requests are required by Showerbuddy with these managed professionally and thoroughly by the team.

The team at Pro-Dev are also experienced in dealing with offshore suppliers of parts and components, including specialised machined and cast parts, some very complex. They retain special relationships with some suppliers in China and in conjunction with them work together managing to bring to fruition some complex parts that work because that co-involvement ensures sucesss.
Our prior experience with earlier designers has shown to us the heightened level of skill delivered by Pro-Dev Limited.

Showerbuddy New Zealand Ltd is committed to working with Sam and the team at Pro-Dev Limited on a long-term basis to bring best in class products to our customers.

Barry Redican


Sam and his team delivered over and above on our project. From initial kickoff through to final designs, Sam was extremely professional, easy to communicate with, kind and responsive. He took the time to understand our goals and product compliance needs, collaboratively walking us through the process, to deliver exactly what we were looking for, including 3D printed prototypes. He brings a wealth of knowledge in product design and all aspects of manufacturing to the table, including international supply chains/supplier communication, and is a trusted source of expertise.

Sarah Booher