Eurologistics in conversation with Magdalena Futyma

Mrs Futyma, please introduce our readers to the history of RAVAS. Where does the company come from and when did it start to operate?

RAVAS was founded in Utrecht, the Netherlands,
by Raphael van Seumeren back in 1965. At that time, the company dealt with the distribution of DAF trucks and all their accessories: specialized seats, built-in loading cranes, etc. In the 1970s, a new truck accessory was added to the range: the built-in weighing system. On-board scales have proved to be an efficient alternative to weighbridges. Thanks to them, unnecessary travel back and forth between silos and truck scales was eliminated.

How RAVAS and its product range has evolved over the years?

Undoubtedly, the 1980s was the key period for RAVAS. In 1986, RAVAS began manufacturing hand pallet trucks with integrated scales and thus became a pioneer in this field. Since then, RAVAS has been developing new techniques that help us maintain our leading position in the European market and create products that create value for our customers. We are aware that end users have great trust in our products. Therefore, we remain committed to maintaining our exceptionally high standards.

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When did RAVAS appear in Poland? How do you assess the development potential of our market?

RAVAS has been operating in Poland for many years. At first, we were represented by the importer, and since September 2013 there has been a Polish branch of RAVAS. We see great potential in Poland - the forklift market looks great compared to the global or European market. In addition, we can see a dynamic development of the logistics services market in our country. And the global situation prompts companies to implement innovative solutions, based on advanced technologies and process automation.

What was the idea behind creating solutions based on scales integrated with internal transport devices? What is their advantage over the use of traditional scales?

The main advantage of mobile scales over traditional ones is greater efficiency and optimization of internal processes, whether in a warehouse or in production. The mobile scale gives the possibility of weighing loads while transporting them. So instead of one operation, we can perform two. It also saves space in the warehouse, as well as time - with traditional solutions we are wasting a lot of it travelling to a stationary scale.

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