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15 April 2019
ASO Automated

ASO's first attendance of Automate was a rousing success. More than 60,000 visitors from all parts of North America came to Chicago and seemingly half of them stopped at the tiny ASO booth to talk about safety solutions for industrial applications. "We will be quite busy over the next few weeks, following up all the very promising talks we had, speaking in depth with prospective new customers and coming up with customized solutions. We will definitely be back next time," says Olaf Grobe, Vice President of ASO Inc. 

March 21, 2019
IDAExpo 2019: Speed or Safety? ASO Gets You Both!

Once again, ASO attended the biggest door show in North America which had teamed up with Fencetech/Metalfab and NOMMA for the first time. Over the course of the two-day event with thousands of visitors and an estimated 430 exhibitors, they presented not only new and already well-known safety packages for every kind of door and gate, but also debuted the new booth design. ASO's proven Plug'N'Sense System for the quick and easy self-assembly of their safety edges was on display and ready for hands-on experience - and once again got high praise from new and existing customers. "We even had customers who don't buy directly from ASO stop by to say hello and thank us for a great product", says Olaf Grobe, Vice President Sales USA at ASO Inc. "We also had talks about products we're currently developing such as our light curtain LISENS, not only for the North American market but the European one as well, so we expect to be able expand our business and market presence in the U.S. and Canada even further. This year'S IDAExpo has once again been a great success." ASO is already looking forward to next years event in Salt Lake City, Utah.

October 12, 2018
GSE Expo reveals promising potential

ASO Safety Solutions exhibited for the first time at the GSE Expo in Las Vegas from October 2-4, the only show in the United States dedicated to ground handling equipment at airports. 227 exhibitors, a 30% increase compared to 2016, and 2560 interested visitors were proof enough that safety for aviation ground handling equipment is becoming more and more important.

On display at the ASO booth were proven SENTIR bumper® safety bumpers and SENTIR edge® safety edges for automated moving maintenance platforms, scissor lifts and further equipment. Video sequences illustrated diverse application fields and the function of ASO's products. The booth's highlight was a sprinkler simulator for the testing of safety bumpers.

"The expo provided great opportunities to network within the Ground Support Equipment industry and exchange information on the latest technologies. ASO gained good insights into the operating conditions and requirements of ground handling equipment", says Olaf Grobe, Vice President Sales USA at ASO Safety Solutions.

In addition to the major OEMs in the industry, ASO also met representatives of established airlines. The airlines deal with the challenges of safety on machinery, aircraft and operators on a daily basis and therefore have a great interest in the latest developments in the industry.

ASO is already looking forward to the next show and is excited about this year's outcome!

May 4, 2018
IDAexpo 2018 Turned Out To Be a Sure Bet for ASO

ASO attended the biggest door show in North America (USA and Canada), a two-day event with 3,575 visitors and an estimated 1,000 exhibitor personell. On display at the ASO booth were state-of-the art safety packages for sectional and rolling steel doors, featuring the proven SENTIR edge safety edges and ASO's groundbreaking Plug'N'Sense System for the quick and easy self-assembly of safety edges on-site. "The expo provided great opportunities to network within the garage door industry and good talks. New connections were made in Las Vegas which are going to lead to great success", says Olaf Grobe, Vice President Sales USA at ASO Inc.. ASO is already looking forward to next year's IDA Expo which will take place in Indianapolis, IN from March 13 to 16, 2019.

September 2017
Welcome to the new ASO Website!

We welcome you to the new website of ASO Safety Solutions. Please feel free to have a look around!

26 January, 2017
New leadership at ASO Inc.

ASO Inc. announced today that President Helmut Friedrich has appointed Simon Rockel and Svenja Sperlich to join him on the executive board. Simon and Svenja are taking over from Tom Polistina who has gone into retirement, but will still support the company with his expert knowledge.

Simon assumes the position of Executive Vice President and will act as representative of the President, especially in association activities. His responsibilities also lie in Technical Sales.

Svenja has been appointed Vice President Administration & Finance, leading the administrative departments, as well as Human Resources and Finance.

„Simon and Svenja both have been with ASO Inc. for more than three years and during this time have been key players in greatly enhancing our business performance“, says President Helmut Friedrich. „I have great confidence they will lead the company to even greater success.“

We wish both of them good luck!

The new Plug´N´Sense System – Already classic!

The first generation of the Plug´N´Sense System was launched in 2012 and started a little revolution. Intense training was not necessary anymore to assemble a safety contact edge. After reading the instructions and a practical try one was enabled to assemble a complete and well-functioning contact edge. Since then several imitations failed regarding simplicity, compactness and reliability.

Even more bad news for the competition: the new Plug´N´Sense System with KS 4 plug is available for order at attractive prices from now on. The two contact edges SENTIR edge 25.30 and 25.45 are available with the Plug´N´Sense System.

In the course of the year, further SENTIR edge designs will be launched, that also work with the new system. In the medium-term the whole SENTIR edge range is supposed to be available with the Plug´N´Sense System.

ASO at Fencetech in Nashville

From January 12-15 ASO Safety Solutions will exhibit at FenceTech in Nashville, Tennessee. FenceTech is organized by AFA (American Fence Association)and is the major show for fencing equipment in the USA.

ASO will present its safety components for sliding gates.

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ASO Safety Solutions celebrates 30th anniversary

On October 15th, exactly 30 years ago, the ASO GmbH was founded in Salzkotten (Germany). At this point nobody could foresee ASO´s development in the present.

Three decades later Managing Director Helmut Friedrich can look at an eventful company history: Today ASO Safety Solutions develops, produces and distributes sensors and drive technology for the door, gate and mechanical engineering market at 5 locations all around the world.

A special milestone of the recent company history is the relocation of ASO´s headquarter from Salzkotten to Lippstadt at the beginning of 2014. The relocation emphasizes the positive development of ASO.

The next important step will be the R+T 2015 in Stuttgart. R+T is the most important trade show for the worldwide door and gate market and ASO expects it to be as successful as in the past years!

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