Fuelled by the frustration of sports equipment being damaged in transit, Team Paua has dedicated the last few years to researching and developing the ultimate in lightweight, durable and highly protective solutions and designs. Our revolutionary, patent-pending Paua Technology is licensed to leading brands and specialist companies and integrated into their product portfolios, allowing our partners to provide their customers with unrivalled protection and performance.

Pete Symms

Founder & CEO

“pah-wah” , “pow’r”

Revered by the Maori as a treasure from the god of the sea. Deep cold water produces an extraordinarily hard shell of amazing iridescence. This shell protects the Abalone from all the sea can throw at it.

THE PAUA ADVANTAGE

Jump-start your brand’s commercial and competitive position.

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PERFORMANCE MATERIALS

Not only hard case protection with soft case weight, but also soft case manufacturing advantages such as rapid prototyping and ‘no to low’ upfront mould and tooling fees.

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INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

Paua can work with you to in many ways so as to optimise the design of your product:

• Experienced material specialists

• Experienced manufacturing specialists

• Specialised design partners

• CAD partners

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UNRIVALLED PROTECTION

If you want to offer the best to your customers, be protected by Paua.

HOW WE WORK WITH YOU

PROTOTYPING & CONSULTING

STEP 1

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Client identifies existing product or concept which Paua Technology can apply to.

STEP 2

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Client and Paua enter into non-disclosure agreement and product or concept is provided by Client to Paua.

STEP 3

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Prototype produced by one of Paua’s affiliated manufacturing partners, in accordance with Client’s design*

PRODUCTION / MASS PRODUCT MANUFACTURE

STEP 4

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Prototype refined as necessary so as to be ready for mass manufacture via Paua’s affiliated manufacturing partners or Client’s own factories.

STEP 5

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Framework licence agreement entered into between Paua and Client, which provides Client with certain rights to use Paua Technology in its products.

STEP 6

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Paua provides specialist support and knowledge, and connects Client to relevant third parties facilitating a swift route to market for Client’s new product.

*Paua often provides design consulting services to its clients, under separate contract.

PROTOTYPING

Paua is able to produce prototypes in the UK or Asia through our affiliated OEM’s and factories. We work closely with an excellent, highly experienced 3D design company to translate first stage concepts into detailed CAD files that can be forwarded to your chosen manufacturer. 

In every case, Paua oversees and supports the prototype process to ensure the optimal application of Paua Technology to your product. In many cases, Paua also provides design consultancy services, drawing on its wealth of technical and creative specialisms to collaborate with the client and relevant third parties to produce cutting edge, market leading and innovative designs.

MASS MANUFACTURING

Once a prototype design has been refined and is ready for mass market manufacture, a client can either produce products through its own factories or through Paua’s manufacturing partners.  

Paua has partnered with a world class manufacturer based in Thailand, which works with a number of globally recognised, premier brands. We chose to work with this particular OEM not only due to the high quality of workmanship evident in its products but also because of its position as a leader in green manufacturing and its philosophies surrounding corporate social responsibility.

OUR BRAND VALUES

ETHICS & THE ENVIRONMENT

At the absolute core of all that we do at Paua, lies the understanding that we must conduct our business, and all the relationships that stem therefrom, in a fair, ethical and sustainable manner, which respects and preserves our planet.

At every stage of the supply chain and in respect of every material incorporated in Paua Technology, consideration is given to producing the best possible product whilst doing our absolute utmost to limit negative impact on our surroundings. Where we can use recycled or recyclable materials, we do.

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Paua is a gold member of The Marine Conservation Society.

The Marine Conservation Society (MSC) is a marine charity working solely to secure healthy and plentiful seas. MSC has a focus on reducing beach litter, encouraging wider sale and purchase of sustainable seafood and creating areas of protection in our seas, just as there are on land. Through its work with schools, industry, politicians and the public, MSC is ensuring the seas are not out of sight or mind.