The function of design is letting design function
Everything we design and create is done with a genuine passion for what we do. At our core we are geeks, PC enthusiasts and designers, obsessed with getting things just right. Not afraid to break the mould, we are not interested in more of the same and if that means being niche, so be it.
‘You don’t need to have OCD to be in the team, but it sure does helps a lot’
A great product idea is nothing without the right execution to bring it to life, so whilst large material fabrication is outsourced, every other aspect of the manufacturing process is done in-house. From the initial design right though to the final packed product, every element and process is under our direct control.
‘Whilst other brands just outsource, we focus on maximizing in-house processes’
We have great respect for the ‘kickstarter’ scene, disruptive ideas are exactly what the industry needs, but there is a reason why so many projects fail …. experience. Streacom was founded in 2010 but our team has over 2 decades of experience in product design, manufacturing and every aspect of products distribution and support.
‘The right balance of industry experience and adolescent drive to shake things up’
Milestones and key events over the years
Industry placements, soaking up the knowledge
The company takes its first steps, launching the F1C
The FC5 is released, our first fanless case
Our first mainstream public exhibition
Years of planning culminates with the release of Alpha cases
Our first product to support full-size components
Our first product that supports GPU cooling
BC1 released going on to win IF and Reddot Design awards
Our first 'gaming' capable ITX case
Distribution, retail or system integration, we understand the importance of availability and dependability. With Streacom cases you can differentiate your product from the mainstream, offer a higher quality product look and finish or a unique fanless solution to create a more ‘zen’ environment.
‘There are many reasons to choose Streacom products and even more once you experience our service’
In a crowded market its important to be able to differentiate your brand, but creating an entirely new product is a costly process that is only viable in volume. To bridge the gap between generic and full custom, we are able to offer customization of our existing products to suit your needs.
‘Our unique products, tailored to your product requirements’
With over 10 years of design and manufacturing experience, we understand how to turn concepts into reality. From a full custom design to profession manufacturing of designed parts, we have a vast array of experience with material processing, thermal design and product assembly.
‘When you need a manufacturing partner you can depend on’
It goes back to one of the original plans for the company and the background in media, specifically 'streaming media content to computers'. We have heard many interesting pronunciations of the name over the years, but the correct way to say Streacom is to omit the 'a', so phonetically it would be stree com.
Whilst we have never worked with any of the mainstream computer OEM/ODM factories, in the early days we did outsource production, but quickly realized that the only way we would really achieve our goals of quality and maintain control of our intellectual property was to commit to our own manufacturing. Since 2015, we have maintained true independence with all of our products being manufactured in-house, under our full control and management.
Let's answer that by asking a different question .... why do other companies have so many products? One of the reasons is catering to market fads and another is design obsolescence. It's something that car companies figured out a long time ago, if you make incremental changes to a model, you create a desire to upgrade without having to innovate in any meaningful way. That is why so many computer cases use the same frame and just create a new front panel every year. Rather than pandering or jumping onto the latest seasonal trend, we try to create designs that are timeless and that cater to different demands rather than a multitude of overlapping products and features. When you really analyse what is needed for the majority of scenarios, the argument for a large portfolio becomes difficult.
Our HQ is based in The Netherlands, so in principle, yes, but our team is also located in other regions around the world and comprises of many nationalities so we consider ourselves to be International. This diversity combined with our flat management structure are some key reason we are able to innovate and operate outside of the typical constraints of our industry.