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De akoestiekfabriek

The people behind ‘de Akoestiekfabriek’ (the acoustic factory) succeed in creating a unique design feast out of something that may at first seem rather dull, namely acoustics. They specialize in customization, coming up with an acoustical solution to every problem, all the while keeping an eye on their ecological footprint too. That’s why they surround themselves with likeminded suppliers and customers. They make a point of using healthy materials (formaldehyde-free wood, natural fibers) and of producing and working responsibly. To top it all off, they introduced a pay-per-use system, which comes down to paying for usage rather than for ownership.
Pay-per-use means that the client holds on to the company’s products for a limited time only. When the product needs replacement, ‘de Akoestiekfabriek’ simply picks it up again. The materials that are salvaged from these products are reused for other products that, in turn, find their way to new clients. When they’ve done their part, the items are collected again, and so the endless cycle continues.

  • Website
  • Country: Belgium
  • Sectors:
    • Construction
    • Furniture
  • Maturity level: Terminated

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Combined strategies

Circular Value Creation Strategies

  • Material Recycling
    Material Recycling

    The valorization of industrial production residues or materials from end of life products into the same or other production chains

  • Reuse

    The common use of a product  (or product parts) spread over sequential timeframes.

  • Optimal product use
    Optimal product use

    Decreasing the amount of products needed for delivering a given amount of value. This can be realized in several ways, e.g. by shared use, by extension of the product’s lifetime,...  

Value Proposition Strategies

Value network strategies

  • Take back management
    Take back management

    Logistics  / establishing network collaboration for taking back end-of-life products from the customer, enabling the execution of a circular value creation strategy