When the L-Tron/Havis partnership began almost a decade ago, L-Tron was in search of armrest printer mounts to provide value-add for their Law Enforcement clients. L-Tron found Havis products to be the best in the business. The relationship has grown from there, with the addition of computer mounts, docking stations, and other rugged Havis equipment to L-Tron’s solutions portfolio. The Havis name has a great reputation among our public safety customers, so we were pleased when Keith Steidle, Havis Director of Business Development & Marketing, accepted our request for an interview. Here is what he had to say!
Q: Havis is well-known among our Law Enforcement clients for high-quality, durable patrol vehicle equipment. How does your Company stay on the leading-edge in the public safety arena?
A: Havis has a legacy dating back over 80 years as a trusted manufacturer and provider of mission critical equipment with a focus on the customer. Built on a tradition of supporting the public safety sector, the Havis brand has grown and transformed significantly to a complete line of products that maximize mobile worker productivity in various industries with comfortable solutions, built to the highest safety standards, with a focus on quality.
Havis works closely with computer and vehicle manufacturers and is involved with several industry organizations to remain informed on the latest trends, issues, requirements, and concerns that drive our customers’ needs. In addition, we have top public safety agencies as customers, which speaks to our reputation. Collaborating and networking with these groups, and the individuals within them, is the key to maintaining our broad ecosystem of partnerships and compatible products. Our strong sustained relationships keep us notified of automotive and computing developments in order to design the most efficient and effective solutions. The collective expertise and various solutions of this Ecosystem of Partners contribute to the common goal of increasing mobile workforce productivity while decreasing costs and keeping workers safe.
Q: In a constantly changing environment, how has Havis managed to stay in business for over 80 years?
A: Havis has strong leadership with vision, consistently determined to develop and execute long term strategic plans. As an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer, Havis, Inc. maintains an excellent reputation in the industry for delivering the highest quality products and services. We design, engineer and build safe, reliable, ergonomically efficient products for mobile workers. We strive to exceed our own high standards and our customers’ expectations with flexible, integrated solutions. We have over 225 dedicated factory team members and 115 independent sales representatives committed to continually improving our products, our services and ourselves.
Q: In addition to the public safety community, we know that the Havis product line is found across a spectrum of industries. Where else might your innovative products be found?
A: Havis understands a Total Mobility Solution starts with a business problem and requires several components to successfully resolve it: Software, Hardware, Connectivity & Integration, Docking & Mounting, Professional Installation, multiple Accessories, and much more. We will continue to use this approach as we branch out into limitless mobile industries to grow our business.
We proudly manufacture rugged solutions for various markets. Our expansive line includes vehicle consoles, heavy duty mounts, computer & tablet docking stations and cradles, idle reduction systems, power management solutions, prisoner and K9 transports, and more. While we remain dominant in the public safety industry, we also provide solutions for military & government, utility & public works, transportation, healthcare, industrial, mobile professionals, and many more.
Havis treats end customers like business partners to create their mobile office the way they want it and the way they need it. You can trust in our people, beliefs, products and commitment.