Flex Impact® RackBull® and Column protector range
Since 2006 Designregio Kortrijk (Belgium) has been awarding the designers of the fifty most innovative and innovative products from the region every two years with a 'Design Region Kortrijk Award'. The winning designs are also published in the exclusive DesignX50 book. Boplan was at the party twice.
Boplan, with its home base Moorsele (Belgium), designs, develops and produces sustainable, efficient safety systems for demanding environments. The central goal is the protection of people, vehicles, buildings and infrastructure. Boplan works for customers such as Ford, BMW, Mars, Danone, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Nike, Siemens and IKEA. "If you think about design, you probably do not think about industrial safety products," says Tom Devoldere, product manager at Boplan. "And yet Boplan has won prizes this year with those kind of products. Of course we are very proud of that, especially since we are the only manufacturer of industrial products among the winners. "
The winning products are the 'Rackbull' rack protector and the 'KP' column protectors. The 'Rackbull' is a high-quality, impact-resistant protection for the racks of warehouse racks. In case of a collision by a fork lift truck, the 'Rackbull' will largely absorb the collision energy. In this way, physical injuries are prevented by rack collapses and the warehouse racks remain harmless. The 'KP' column protectors do more or less the same, but for columns, pillars and pillars in warehouses, production halls, airports and car parks. Both products are part of the FLEX IMPACT® series, a modular set of materials and tools for collision protection.
Form follows the function
"Safety in industrial environments is our core business," says Tom Devoldere. "When we have to make a trade-off between safety and design during the design phase of our products, safety always comes first - and with a big lead. In that respect, it was a pleasant surprise to us that the Designregio Kortrijk jury also tasted the 'form follows function' design of our products, "says Tom Devoldere.