Long time community member
In early 2015, under the name LeandreN, real name: William, I ran group buys for simple things, like laser cut plates. I focused on low prices and quick fulfillment. These "rounds" became increasingly popular, to the point where I had to limit how many orders I could fulfill. Some of these group buys were delivered so fast that I started to get recognition in the community for running good group buys. Instead of writing some pretentious text regarding Mekanisk, I recommend reading the group buy threads and customer feedback below.
After round 5, me and a friend sat down in Fusion 360 to design a 60% keyboard case in aluminium. At this time, there were just the FMJ 60% case and the hammer 60% as high end option on the market. In addition to the TEX low profile cases. You can read more about how the Fjell case came to be here. We ultimately ended up creating the heaviest 60% case, and the first keyboard case with beveled edges.
The first group buy for Fjell was in 2017. This group buy was hard to do, and required so many prototypes to work properly. The weight design, which is still found on the newest Fjell cases, has never been done in the keyboard community and requires an extreme amount of machining time and precision. I recommend reading the group buy thread below.
In 2017, Mekanisk AS was registered. For some reason the name "Mekanisk" was free to take in Norway. We ran Fjell Classic R2, Klippe R1, Klippe R2, Klippe+ R1. We continued to optimize shipping and fulfillment. After working with our factory in 4 years, Mekanisk moved part of fulfillment directly to the factory in Shenzhen to reduce cost for consumers, tax difficulties with import and export to Norway and reducing double shipping carbon footprint. Mekanisk pay the VAT for all Norwegian customers. Quality control got better, fulfillment times got better and Mekanisk has never been so popular as it is today. In 2019 we ran Fjell Classic R3 and R4, where R4 is Mekanisk' most popular group buy so far. We can't wait to show you what we have coming, with Fjell, Klippe and the new Tind.