Keystone Automotive Operations has welcomed Havis, Inc., provider of in-vehicle docking and mounting solutions, to its truck and off-road category. For more than 80 years, Havis has been designing and engineering high-quality products for mobile professionals across a variety of industries, including public safety, government, public works, health care, fleet transport and more.
“Havis is an excellent addition to our commercial truck and van segment. Their product solutions are thoughtfully designed to be unobtrusive, user-friendly and convenient, thereby increasing worker efficiency and safety,” said Scott Percival, Keystone category manager. “We look forward to building a great partnership between our two companies, as we help each other grow in 2019 and beyond.”
By partnering with major computer manufacturers such as Dell, Getac, and Panasonic, as well as leading vehicle OEMs like Ford, Chevy, Dodge and Nissan, Havis has created solutions that allow both technologies to operate harmoniously in mobile work environments. Products include computer docking stations, motion devices, equipment consoles, and power management devices, as well as prisoner transport systems and award-winning K9 inserts.
The company’s design philosophy revolves around manufacturing products of superior construction, user comfort and safety. “Advances in mobile computing have turned today’s vehicles into fully functional offices,” says Havis. “Unfortunately, mobile workers often discover that the benefits of mobility come at the expense of comfort and performance—and sometimes even health and safety.”
If equipment is positioned improperly, workers can experience issues such as wrist strain, back pain and eye fatigue. More concerning, however, is that poorly mounted accessories can interfere with air bags or detach during an accident, effectively turning into dangerous projectiles. “We test the entire system, not just the individual components,” explains Havis. “Our total solutions undergo the toughest testing in the industry, including 30 mph crash tests and air bag deployment simulations. Vibration tests on our mounting systems simulate impact events and rocky terrain, while rollover simulations ensure your computer won’t eject.”
As the mobile workforce continues to expand, so does Havis Inc., the company adds. Headquartered in Warminster, Pennsylvania, the company has another major facility in Plymouth, Michigan, and in 2017 established Havis Europe Ltd. to better support its international customers and partners.