Engino.net Ltd was founded in 2004 by Costas Sisamos in Cyprus. With degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Education, Costas worked for 10 years in Primary schools teaching Design & Technology. With a vision to inspire his students become better problem solvers and future innovators, Costas started designing a new system of modular connectors that would enable students to build fast and easy fully functional technological models. The award of research capital by European Union supported the first 3 years of development, and the first ENGINO® sets were launched in 2007 attracting the interest of international toy buyers and education specialists.
The patented ability of the system to snap fit on multiple locations while maintaining simple manufacturing methods was a feature that unleashed great potential. Since the launch, the system has received several local and international awards, while the company’s R&D team continues to develop new innovations taking ENGINO® to the 3rd generation of construction toys. Now, with a product range of more than 50 different sets, ranging from simple structures and mechanisms to solar energy sets and wireless robotics, ENGINO® is one of the fastest growing companies in the field. This success is reflected in the recent expansion to a new fully automated factory in Cyprus, setting new standards for production in Europe by introducing vertical integration from conception to manufacturing and retail.
Since it’s inception, ENGINO® has been focused on innovation and creativity. From drawing board to market shelves, several skills are required and a team of exceptional professionals has been assembled. This includes academics, engineers, product designers, illustrators, education specialists and marketing experts. All research is carried out in house which assures effective communication between the team members and faster development time. In fact R&D has been a key element to ENGINO®’s success, with multible research projects running simultaneously. Several patents and industrial designs have been issued and others are still pending. Our factory is equipped with the most modern software and CNC machinery to prototype and create new parts, while everything is tested vigorously to meet the highest standards of quality and functionality.
Since 2012, all manufacturing of ENGINO® has been taking place in Europe, Cyprus, at our own fully automated factory. The factory has 3 sections: tool making, injection molding of plastic parts and packaging, allowing smooth control of the entire production process. The implementation of lean manufacturing methods and high level of quality control has led to the minimization of the production cost while also assuring fast lead-times and consistent quality.
ENGINO® complies with all European toy standards and is being tested by international independent organizations. ENGINO® products are certified in Germany for EN71 parts 1-3, ASTMF963-11, CPSC, Pthalates, EN62115, PAHs. As of 2013, Engino.net Ltd is also certified for ISO9001 management system by TUV organization.