ABOUT

The How Company

Reduce Complexity and Accelerate Value Creation

CEO MESSAGE

Build a Competitive Advantage

Karl-Johan Linghede

CEO, Modular Management Group

Are you looking to increase productivity, customize your offering and speed up delivery of innovative products? 

At the same time?

Modular Management is internationally regarded as market leader in the field of modularity and configuration, with more than 120 successful cases in sectors including home appliances, transport, power, construction and telecom.

It is possible to establish a competitive advantage if you build, optimize and govern modular product architectures. In addition to consulting services, Modular Management is able to offer PALMA®, world-class software for product and information management. Built on an in-memory database platform, PALMA stands for Product Architecture Lifecycle Management and is faster and more capable than anything else on the market today.

Welcome to the How Company.

FOUNDER MESSAGE

Our Story

Alex von Yxkull

Founder, Modular Management

It all started in the 1990s, with a team of dedicated researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and IVF Swedish Institute Of Production Engineering Research.

We were investigating the drivers behind modularization and how it was being successfully employed in product design, development and marketing by a number of companies including Sony, Honda, and Scania. Using our research, we built a working model for approaching and implementing modularization in a structured and effective way. We recognized that our model would have great value for any organization dealing with different or changing customer needs. That led us to form Modular Management in 1996 as a product development consulting firm.

In the years that followed, we developed two more methods: one to quantify the cost of product structure complexity and another to manufacture a modular product in the best possible way. These methods led to our growing reputation as experts in modularity. Today we use 20 methods and over 70 tools to give your company the best possible support for modularization. Modular Management Group is an international company based in Stockholm, Sweden, with subsidiaries in Sweden, U.S.A, Asia and Germany. We’re proud of the results modularity has achieved for our customers – companies like Whirlpool, Ericsson, ABB and Volvo. And thanks to them, we never stop growing and expanding our competence. We’re continuously challenged to improve and develop more methods and tools that make modularization faster, safer and more effective.