ideas made real

denka facilitates your entire product development process, from idea & problem identification through to prototypes and production.
we focus on bringing our clients’ ideas to life.

Some of our work


What we do


Research

Denka designs product for multiple industries. If new and unknown, we familiarise ourselves with that particular industry. Taking into account applicable standards, product inclusions and requirements. Leading us to design and develop successfull products ready for market.


Conceptual Design Discovery

We sketch, try out, sketch, test, sketch, mock up and sketch some more. Laying a solid conceptual foundation for the product development going forward.


Detailed Design

Every nut and bolt, rib and release angle, threads, gussets and what not is designed in detail. Every milimeter is accounted for, slaying all the devils that lurk in the detail, ensuring optimal product specifications, manufacture-ability and all round amazingness of your product.


Prototyping

Development dependant, we go through various stages of product prototyping both during the conceptual design discovery and the detailed design phases. Denka's final prototypes are always 100% functional and testable.


Electronic Design development

With in-house electronic engineering, our developments that require electronics are done optimally with seamless intergration between design aesthetic and elecronic funtcionality.


Industrialisation

Tool design for optimal manufacturing, polymer flow and manufacturer liason. Optimising your production run.


Tooling

With a large, international, network of toolmakers, Denka facilitates the manufacture of Injection moulds, Rotational moulds, Extrusion dies, Forming tools and Soft moulds.


Packaging

Product dependant and market related packaging designed to suit. Ranging from industrial to retail, Denka designs your packaging to then be produced by the relevant and suitable packaging plant.


Production

Denka facilitates the management of your production runs; including assembly, quality control, packaging and final delivery.


We turn your ideas into reality


Denka design consultancy was founded in 2008 by Alewyn Botha. Since it’s inception Denka has shown immaculate growth year on year and since 2011, expanded to Johannesburg. With offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, Denka has increased its footprint in service and delivery. Denka has been involved in multiple product designs and developments, of which various won prestigious awards. These include SABS design awards, Product exhibition awards and various Loerie Awards through clients’ projects. Denka is networked with a large variety of suppliers, developers and manufacturers, always ensuring our clients a high quality product. We have multiple references from our satisfied client base, which can be seen in our portfolio, and we strive for innovative solutions, achieved cost effectively and in time.

The Team Denka design consultancy comprises of an award winning team of Industrial and Graphic Designers. Our main focus is product design orientated, bringing our clients’ ideas to life. You can get to know the team better on our team page.

The Process Denka facilitates your entire product development process, from idea and problem identification through to prototypes and production. You can have a detailed look at our process in our Inventor’s Tool kit. Industries we’ve designed for These include: medical, sport, cosmetic, food & beverage, pet industry, outdoor, interactive education, precision engineering, retail and point of sale, security, corporate social investment projects, activation marketing, toy industry, baby products, furniture, agriculture and various product research methodologies. Don’t hesitate to connect with us to turn your idea into reality.

  • There are three responses to a piece of design — yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.

    Milton Glaser - CEO at MG Inc

What our clients say


  • employee-image“The more I look at this the more I love it. This is an incredibly beautiful piece of art. You guys are amazing!”

    Guy Jackson – Arclight Projects,
    Lumen Handpan Indiegogo Funded development

  • “Thank you Denka, you guys have been fantastic right through our process. From your immediate grasp of challenges, to our concept, to prototyping and the production run of components. We look forward to expanding the ideas further into various other applications. Many thanks!”

    Craig Voster - Barq CEO

  • “From my original idea, these guys created something truly extraordinary, while assisting me with all the various aspects involved in developing my product and getting it on the market. Full circle, much appreciated.”

    Peter Broadhurst- Sprayray Betastax CEO

  • “Partnering with Denka was the single most important factor that lead to the success of our project. They have the remarkable ability of taking an idea and turning it into a market leading product. They will not disappoint.”

    Estevan van der Merwe - SBE Security CEO

  • employee-image “Alewyn and his team from Denka have been pivotal and instrumental in making my dream a reality. 5 stars”

    Marco Romao - Easy Jacks CEO

  • “I had nothing but an idea and approached Denka for assistance – Alewyn and Nick’s willingness to listen and attention to detail made the total experience invaluable – before long I was holding the final product in my hands – OUTSTANDING GUYS!”

    Andy Rhodes - Spritzit CEO

  • “Very well put together. I wish more people knew how to do such a great job.”

    Catherine Webster - Sansa Space Science
    South African National Space Agency

  • “During and after project completion I was a very happy customer. Denka was very professional, consultative and also brought in their best expertise. Denka delivered on time on what was promised, and more. I will definitely work with Denka again in the future!”

    Busisiwe Maqubela - ArcelorMittal Science Centre CEO

Inventor's Toolkit


Do you have an idea – but don’t know how to develop it?
Try using our Inventor’s Toolkit below:

Connect with us


    Denka Johannesburg

    +27 (0) 11 054 9228
    info@denka.co.za
    Enquiries
    Alewyn Botha
    083 947 2457

    Denka Cape Town

    +27 (0) 21 825 0794
    info@denka.co.za
    Project Manager
    Nick Kulenkampff
    083 474 6889