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APEX Cooler System

Contributions:

  • System Architecture
  • Concept Development
  • Detail Design
  • Testing and Refinement
  • Ramp-up and Production Support

APEX approached Pump to help them craft a cooler mounting system for their rotomolded coolers. APEX wanted a flexible rack solution that allows customers to transport their coolers safely and securely. That way they can focus on making the most out of their outdoor experience and not worrying about their cooler being left unsecured or vulnerable to theft.

We leveraged APEX’s patented interlocking features, molded into their line of coolers, as the attaching and securing elements in our rack solutions. We specified high quality carbon steel and stainless steel to ensure the racks withstand their rugged environment, while also making sure to keep the cooler lid and drain plug accessible when the system is unlocked. We even developed an optional latch cover and custom lock for extra protection.

We focused on the hitch rack concept first and then expanded to a bed rack solution. By approaching these products as a designed system, we were able to share many of same fabricated components across both rack systems. This provides a cost effective solution for APEX to produce and a common user experience for their customers to enjoy.