Roan Safety Products secures industry recognition with Velcro

[Johannesburg, 9 July 2015]

Roan Safety Products, a leading specialist and supplier of safety equipment in Southern Africa, offers the local market the globally recognised Velcro Brand Fastener solution.

Velcro Brand Technology is an established offering, which meets stringent government and quality standards, and is designed to help manufacturers and suppliers deliver innovative designs and streamline production/ operation.

The focus of this technology is on making assembly faster, more ergonomic and more environmentally friendly (less waste and fewer defects).

Assisting companies in the protection of environments is one of the key services that make up Roan Safety Products portfolio and its value proposition.

Its vision is to assist clients in enhancing operations and ultimately improving productivity. Its products include lock out tag out, printers, hand protection, foot protection, spill containment, security and pipe marking, among others.

"This includes helping to ensure safer working conditions for employees, as well as the use, storage and disposal of potentially hazardous materials in the most efficient, safest way possible," says Frikkie Koegelenberg, Chief Commercial Officer at Roan Systems, incorporating Roan Safety products.

Velcro Brand Fasteners is a well-known offering to the global manufacturing space. It has application value within a number of key verticals including apparel, construction, military and government, packaging, personal care and transportation.

"Integrated solutions, like Velcro Brand Flex-Zone technology, provide the ideal combination of performance, softness, and manufacturing efficiency…," Koegelenberg adds.

Transportation is considered a premier sector/ key vertical and the Velcro product is applied to enhance assembly operations, streamline production and improve overall quality.

In the automotive industry the Velcro Brand is used extensively and in multiple dimensions, including seating, electrical systems, headliners, interior assembly and modules, floor covering, protective components and storage systems.

The technology has also found application within aerospace and in particular areas like interiors, insulation and cable management.

"When it comes to mainstream, high volume production, like vehicle manufacture, this is where Velcro really makes a difference to day-to-day business and the bottom line," Koegelenberg says. "As an example, in seating, the fasteners are more cost-effective than ring-and-wire or adhesives, which, based on feedback from manufacturers, equates to design flexibility."

The fourth-generation Velcro Brand mould-on fasteners features High-Technology Hook (HTH) designed to optimise loop engagement. The result is less scrap/waste and lower overall cost.

The process involves the fasteners being moulded into the bun as the foam flows into the mould, inserted into the mould cavity in a single step, and held in position magnetically until the foaming is complete.

Roan Safety Products anticipates a strong response from the domestic market. It has embarked on an aggressive marketing and awareness campaign to support the rollout of the products.Issued by: Roan Systems         

[Johannesburg, 16 October 2014]

Specialist South African-based IT distributor offering products and services for a variety of IT applications, Roan Systems, has won a tender to maintain 770 Printronix T4M printers nationwide with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).

Newly established, PRASA merges the operations, personnel and assets of the South African Rail Commuter Corporation, Metrorail, Intersite Property Management Services, Shosholoza Meyl and the long-distance bus company Autopax (Translux and City-to-City).

"An organisation of this size and nature has heavy-duty printing needs," says Roan Systems' Frikkie Koegelenberg. "To win the tender, we adopted a customer-centric approach instead of a sales-driven one. In order to do this, we had to have a thorough understanding of PRASA's needs and printing requirements, so we could offer a package customised to meet those needs."

The printers in question, Printronix T4Ms, boast uncompromised performance and features, and can be seamlessly installed into other printer brand environments using the widest breadth of embedded printer protocol interpreters. "The T4M maximises productivity and offers flexibility to grow with changing requirements, and Roan Systems will ensure they operate smoothly and efficiently," he adds.

Koegelenberg adds it is Roan Systems' approach to offering the best servicing for document output solutions that sets it apart from the competition. "Businesses today want solutions tailor-made for them. In addition, the tough economic climate means companies want to focus on their core business, without the hassle of maintaining print services and suchlike."

Bearing this in mind, Roan offers a full servicing and maintenance function. "We thoroughly evaluate our customers' current offerings, and then design an offering for them that minimises costs, and promises solid service level agreements. Roan Systems will provide the maintenance and servicing needed, or will adapt the client's current hardware to better meet their requirements," says Koegelenberg.

He concludes by saying Roan Systems has had tremendous success with handling customers' printing environments, proving the necessary skills and expertise to service the machines, helping them to meet their printing needs