The company's commitment to innovation and quality continued throughout the years, reaching new heights after Mr. Jean-Claude Schmitz became CEO in 1976.
Determined to achieve worldwide success, he
focused on innovation and made Rotarex one of the first gas companies in the world to create a dedicated R&D infrastructure.
In an article that appeared in the March edition of Gasworld magazine
, Mr. Schmitz
said: "We created a state-of-the-art testing laboratory with computer aided design equipment and hired the best-and-brightest engineers and technicians to run it - and some of the early innovations were huge successes."Now, each of the 6 Rotarex business units has its own R&D facilities.
From Rotarex Firetec
we count many important recent innovations, including the revolutionary FireDETEC compact fire suppression system that protects mission-critical equipment from the inside - where fire is likely to start.
With advanced sensor tubing technology, early fire detection and fast suppression is ensured.
And, for fixed installation systems, we've produced a break-through digital gas management system (DIMES) that enhances security and productivity.
that "we have a full pipeline of advanced technology projects in laboratories" and clearly, "R&D will remain our priority.