Roto Establishes “Door Innovation” OrganizationJanuary 21st, 2021 by Editor
Roto launched its team of “Door Innovation” experts, a new organizational form for product and market development, on the first of the year.
Under the operational management of Tom Vermeulen, head of sales door and door innovation, experienced “door specialists” assist with product development at door manufacturers and system suppliers as requested. The aim is to support them even more intensively than in the past through an accelerated product innovation process.
Vermeulen coordinates the collaboration with customers and is supported with design, product development and application advice by the specialist team. Chris Dimou, director of international markets door and door innovation, an experienced member of Roto management and president of Roto the Americas, holds overall responsibility for the new organizational unit.
“Roto has had very good experiences with the formation of expert teams,” explains Dimou, “as whenever manufacturers and system suppliers meet with highly specialized business partners, the result is not only products of outstanding quality but also incredibly lucrative, long-standing business relationships.”
This is the objective that is being pursued since Roto Window and Door Technology already established a solid foundation for this with an extensive door product spectrum.
Vermeulen, who has many years of experience in companies within the door hardware and door lock industry, is excited about his team’s expertise.
“We are able to set and pursue ambitious aims from the very outset because colleagues who have been working in the ‘Door’ segment and at Roto for many years are working together as part of the team,” he said. “By forming the team, the organizational requirements are in place to enable the staff to devote their entire focus to collaborating with door manufacturers and system suppliers.”
From the initial product idea to the market launch, this team serves as an expert task force will support anyone who wants to develop innovative doors.
The Door range currently includes multipoint locks, main door hinges and thresholds, complemented by additional products such as gaskets, lever handles and cylinders. The new team of specialists will develop hardware solutions according to the specific preferences of purchasers on different continents based on this extensive product range for external doors. In this way, customer-specific product developments and applications of existing components can be implemented especially quickly.