Specialist for mobile communication devices in potentially explosive atmospheres celebrates company anniversary
- Rapid development into one of the world’s most innovative, leading developers of mobile devices for hazardous areas
- Active innovation driver by visionary new developments with the goal of market leadership
|Dirk Amann, Martin Haaf, Ludwig Fleckenstein (left to right)|
Lauda-Koenigshofen, February 25, 2021 – i.safe MOBILE, one of the leading developers and suppliers of mobile communication devices for safe use in hazardous areas and rugged industrial applications, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. In times of Industry 4.0 and IoT, more than 1700 customers, including Fortune 500 companies, rely on the promising products and customised software and service solutions in accordance with ATEX, IECEx, NEC 500/505 and EAC directives. With currently 55 employees, sales partners in 72 countries and a global service network, the company has recorded strong annual sales growth since its foundation in 2011. The owner-managed company (GmbH) with headquarters in Lauda-Koenigshofen/Germany has set itself the goal of becoming the global market leader for communication solutions in the Ex area by 2030.
Review – 10 years of i.safe MOBILE
i.safe MOBILE GmbH was founded in September 2011. From the beginning, the innovative development, approval and marketing of mobile communication devices such as mobile phones, smartphones, tablet PCs for the Ex area was the top priority. The company headquarters in the strategically centrally located Lauda-Koenigshofen quickly grew into the R&D, marketing and sales centre of the company. Through a long-standing, trusting joint venture with a well-known Chinese manufacturer, the devices are produced in Shenzhen/China in the highest quality and distributed worldwide via 72 partners. At the end of 2020, a branch office with service centre was opened in Singapore, adding an important location to the global service network. Further expansion is planned, and a service centre in Russia will start operations this year.
Management, company philosophy and vision
The top management of i.safe MOBILE is formed by the managing partners Martin Haaf (CEO), Dirk Amann (CTO) and Ludwig Fleckenstein (CFO), who embody the company philosophy: Innovation commitment, highest quality standards, appreciative teamwork, organic sales growth and strong customer and service orientation. “Innovation is our passion,” says Martin Haaf, co-founder and CEO of i.safe MOBILE. “As a global innovation driver for communication solutions in the ex-market, we ourselves, as well as our customers, have extremely high-quality standards for our products and services. We work closely with renowned laboratories, test centres and industry experts and are members of ATEX working groups. This enables us to offer our customers safe, reliable, high-quality and sustainable communication devices and solutions – at an attractive price. Our goal is to become the global market leader of mobile, intrinsically safe communication devices and solutions by 2030.” CTO Dirk Amann adds: “We have quickly focused our product development on the important areas of Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things and are proud to be one of the leading innovation drivers for mobile devices in the Ex area and to support our customers in digitalisation in the best possible way.” “As an independent, owner-managed medium-sized company, we have a stable and crisis-proof position. Thanks to our clearly defined corporate strategy in recent years, we have grown profitably on a sustainable basis. We expect continued strong results and rising revenues in this emerging market segment in the coming years” comments Ludwig Fleckenstein , CFO of i.safe MOBILE.
Customer and partner structure
The steadily growing customer base that relies on i.safe MOBILE devices and service solutions for hazardous areas currently includes more than 1700 companies and organisations. Long-standing customers include well-known companies in the sectors oil & gas, mining, chemical, pharmaceutical, gas supply, public utilities, food industry, industrial service providers and maintenance companies.
i.safe MOBILE is a member of international standardisation committees and works exclusively with renowned institutions. The company cooperates with a wide range of solution providers in the areas of push-to-talk, mobile device management, personal emergency call systems and digital workflow management.
Mobile communication devices for safe use in hazardous areas
The Android™ devices from i.safe MOBILE are certified to IP68 and MIL-STD 810G standards, are Wi-FI®, Bluetooth® capable, extremely temperature resistant and equipped with camera and rug display glass. Depending on requirements and application, the explosion-proof devices can be supplied with additional features such as a push-to-talk button for secure team communication, an SOS button for emergencies, NFC capability and dual micro-SIM. Ideal for outdoor work use: the display can also be operated with gloves and wet fingers. Various accessories such as belt clips, charging cases, protective covers and multipen complete the i.safe MOBILE product portfolio.
The flexible product development of the devices makes it possible to respond to individual customer requirements and to offer industry- and customer-specific hardware, software and service solutions. The devices are Android Enterprise Recommended, which means that they meet Google’s highest quality and security standards (Google license partner). i.safe MOBILE launched a global quality initiative in 2017 and is ISO9001 certified. The company is committed to working with industry experts to develop sustainable products under the highest quality criteria and to provide its customers with the latest updates as a service and individual training.
About i.safe MOBILE
i.safe MOBILE GmbH, based in Lauda-Koenigshofen/Germany, was founded in 2011 and is today one of the world’s leading and most innovative developers of mobile communication devices such as mobile phones, smartphones, tablet PCs etc. for safe use in hazardous areas and for robust use in industry. Engineers and specialists at the Lauda-Koenigshofen site develop practice-oriented products and individual, customer-specific software solutions based on legal regulations such as ATEX, IECEx. NEC 500 and EAC. The i.safe MOBILE development team incorporates all international standards into product development and is itself an active member of the relevant standardization committees. In order to meet all explosion protection requirements, the products are developed from scratch. This gives customers worldwide the certainty of using high-quality communication technology at the latest technical level. In addition, i.safe MOBILE cooperates with solution providers in the areas of push-to-talk, mobile device management, maintenance software or lone worker in order to be able to offer complete solutions from a single source. i.safe MOBILE is represented by sales partners in 72 countries in Europe, the USA, Latin America, South Africa, the Middle East, Russia, Australia and Asia.
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