In The Ramp’s room on the 1st floor there is a stack of sweatshirts, bright-yellow logos freshly printed on them.
“Yes, we got a logo now,” says team member, Ricki Mae Melchior. Otherwise the interior is stripped for this-is-us-we-are-a-tribe indicators. For a good reason.
“The Ramp is nothing else than the brains, we put into one room. The culture part comes along, when you work together,” he says.
Same stroke of minimalism goes for the titles, Ricki sticks with ‘digital entrepreneur’ as does The Ramp’s second hire Christian Møller that joins from Danske Bank’s MobileLife division.
The Ramp is the offspring of another company with a long history, the mechanical engineering pioneer Danfoss. Ricki and his team has creative freedom to build new digital services, which happens faster outside the organizational structure of Danfoss’ mothership in Nordborg on Als.
“I am in daily contact with their Head of Digital Transformation Thomas Kolster, who is a part of our little unit. He keeps us in the loop with Danfoss’ overall strategy, often just on Slack.”
First completed project from The Ramp has been Fitters Buddy, a toolbox of workflows for troubleshooting cooling systems (one of Danfoss’ big sellers). For Danfoss the target has been to limit the need for phone support. Fitters Buddy will also collect data that can reflect, where the coolers may be improved.
“These products have such a global reach, so one small adjustment can be of great value,” says Ricki.
“Close at hand, we are exploring self help tools and communities. But over time we want to strengthen Danfoss’ core business.”