Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies


Registration on the Fountain Pen Network

Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,

Due to the enormous influx of spammers, it is no longer possible to handle valditions in the traditional way. For registrations we therefore kindly and respectfully request you to send an email with your request to our especially created email address. This email address is register at fountainpennetwork dot com. Please include your desired user name, and after validation we will send you a return email containing the validation key, normally wiithin a week.

Thank you very much in advance!
The FPN Admin Team






Photo

Conid News - Update

conid

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Karmachanic

Karmachanic

    Nibalitic

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,639 posts
  • Location:Tralfamador

Posted 10 April 2020 - 11:58

Dear Conidfan,

We are currently living through a period of uncertainty that we'll never forget. The first thing we want to say on behalf of everyone at Conid is that our thoughts are with you.

Like many of you, we are trying to do what we can to help our customers and the larger community navigate this challenging time.

At this moment we are still working hard to catch up and reduce our backlog. Of course we apply all social distancing measures, and all shipments are carried out with highest awareness for hygiene.

As soon as we're ready for the relaunch of the Condipen, we'll inform you first.

In the meantime, stay safe!

The Conid Team

 


What we have done already

A few months ago Conid announced to stop accepting new orders due to the great success of our Bulkfillers. The main goal is to create the greatly needed peace and time to complete the long awaited open orders and maintaining the same quality and individual care as we always have. Zero compromises! Thank you to everyone for the support and understanding.

At this moment, we have already taken several initiatives.


R&D

The Conid team is continuously occupied with R&D. A lot of improvements have been made in the past few months on how parts are produced and measured. The main goals here are the ultimate balance between efficiency, quality and production time. We embrace this challenge with unconditional confidence, and each team member has a crucial role in the creation process of a Bulkfiller

Stock

With the focus on relaunching soon, plenty of bottlenecks have been solved by increasing the production batch quantities. We just want to be more than ready and cannot afford shortages in crucial parts. An interesting fact: at this very moment, Conid has 164 unique parts in it’s pool, to build up all the variations of only 5 different models. On top of that, all the different nib sizes, and from XF to BB combined, there are 50 standard nib choices to keep in stock as well. These numbers might indicate the challenge that is connected to keep track and maintain the total stock.


Building building building...

For some who are awaiting their pen to be shipped, with the due date passed for several months, it might seem as we have slowed down and come to a stop. The truth is that in the past few months more pens have been assembled than ever before, and each week we ship what we can.
We want to explicitly share our greatest appreciations for the amount of patience and support that we ask from you!

 


"Simplicate and add Lightness."


Sponsored Content

#2 WLSpec

WLSpec

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,123 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 10 April 2020 - 12:28

Thank you for the update Karmachanic. It sounds like Conid is doing all that they can even in these times. It is nice to hear what is going on back at the factory. 



#3 MoriartyR

MoriartyR

    Near Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPip
  • 46 posts
  • Location:Poland
  • Flag:

Posted 10 April 2020 - 15:47

One can only imagine how big their order backlog had become if they are producing more pens than ever, but still have many customers waiting. In my limited experience (I have one minimalistica) they are certainly worth the wait, and for such a unique, small volume, and well-crafted pen it is ok to have a significant waiting period.

I’m guessing from the newsletter they are likely to reduce the number of customization options for their pens in future. That would make most sense to make production more efficient and timely. But I hope whatever they do there is no compromise in quality. That is Conid’s main selling point, in my opinion.

#4 inkypinkies

inkypinkies

    NOS (New Old Stock)

  • Member - Silver

  • PipPip
  • 19 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 10 April 2020 - 18:15

One can only imagine how big their order backlog had become if they are producing more pens than ever, but still have many customers waiting. In my limited experience (I have one minimalistica) they are certainly worth the wait, and for such a unique, small volume, and well-crafted pen it is ok to have a significant waiting period.

I’m guessing from the newsletter they are likely to reduce the number of customization options for their pens in future. That would make most sense to make production more efficient and timely. But I hope whatever they do there is no compromise in quality. That is Conid’s main selling point, in my opinion.

Given that they said their backlog was 250ish pens when they went on hiatus, it makes it clear that their production capacity is very limited. 

If it's been 18 weeks since the order stop, they've made < 15 per week on average.

I am grateful for this communication, however. Makes me more confident they will deliver, eventually. 


Edited by inkypinkies, 10 April 2020 - 18:20.






Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: conid



Sponsored Content




|