Andreas Kimmerle, ErgoStrap's founder, is passionate when it comes to ergonomics and incorporates his own experiences with strapping to deliver the ErgoStrap.
"If a person is off work for a long time, or even permanently, because of back problems, that costs a great deal of money; many people still fail to take this into consideration".
Statistics show that back problems due to frequent bending or working with a bent posture are amongst the most frequent occupational illnesses. ErgoStrap has finally solved the back problem with the strapping of pallets and offers many other advantages.
Even as a schoolboy employed on holiday jobs in his parents’ timber business, Andreas Kimmerle was annoyed by the frequent bending required when strapping pallets. As a trained wood technology engineer, he began to look for suitable solutions.
However, "the specialists did not understand the problem. Either they showed me a huge machine, or simply said take a broomstick with a slot in the end, and use that to apply the strapping".
With the lack of help offered by specialists, Kimmerle set to work himself and in 1999 he invented his first pallet strapping machine. In 2002 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the International Inventors Exhibition in Geneva and the German Inventor’s Prize, and founded the firm of ErgoStrap GmbH.
Today over 8,500 ErgoStrap systems have been sold in 55 countries throughout the world and such success could be associated with the easy operation of the machines. In order to maintain quality and so everything goes smoothly from the beginning, experts from ErgoStrap also provide employee training on the customer’s premises on delivery of the systems.
ErgoStrap - the name says it all: Ergonomic strapping of pallets and packages. Bending is now a thing of the past with ErgoStrap.