Rockford Systems refreshes brand to reflect new emphasis on "human element" of machine safety
Rockford Systems, LLC, a premier provider of machine safeguarding products and services, announced today the launch of its new "Human Capital" branding campaign complete with a re-energized logo, website, social media program, print and online advertisements, and tradeshow graphics.
"The idea behind the new marketing push is to underscore the human element of machine safety, while also improving the bottom line of the organizations we serve by increasing compliance, reducing risk, lowering costs and improving productivity," said Carrie Halle, Vice President of Marketing for Rockford Systems, LLC.
Key to the Human Capital campaign was creating a unified and consistent brand identity and messaging, while producing captivating content to inform customers about the dangers of improperly safeguarded industrial machinery. Rockford Systems unveiled its new logo to employees at an event earlier this month. Executives are expected to show off the new look to customers in Fort Worth, Texas in March at the Texas Safety Conference Expo as the new campaign kicks off in full swing.
"Human Capital" refers to the value machine operators bring to manufacturers and the importance of protecting them through compliance with OSHA-required machine safeguarding. Each year the absence of machine safeguarding on hazardous equipment, such as power presses, press brakes and lathes, ranks as one of the top ten cited violations by OSHA inspectors. OSHA also reports more than 18,000 injuries and 800 deaths occur annually to workers operating or maintaining industrial machinery in the United States.
To emphasize the seriousness of the issue, Rockford Systems is using stark black and white images of machine operators and powerful, thought-provoking content that focuses on the human impact of unsafe machine operations in industrial environments, such as plants and factories. The educational element of the campaign features a range of informative infographics, videos, product briefs, emails, blogs, social media posts, and webinars.
According to Halle, in the machine safety industry, brand loyalty tends to be a cumulative process that occurs over years of relationship-building. But there are situations where fundamental market or technological shifts make it imperative to update a brand identity. In the case of Rockford Systems that shift was the rising tide of machine safety injuries.
"Our internal research shows approximately 50 percent of industrial machinery operating in the United States is not safeguarded in compliance to OSHA and ANSI requirements, representing a crisis in worker safety," said Halle. "No other company in the safety industry is more concerned with this situation than Rockford Systems, because no other company is more qualified to address it. Machine safeguarding is our sole focus. Our mission is to keep workers safe and productive."
Joe Nitiss, CEO for Rockford Systems, says, "We understand that safeguarding machines is the law and protecting human life is the absolute right thing to do. We also understand that business economics play into the safeguarding equation. Helping an organization guard their people and grow their profits are not mutually exclusive; we help organizations achieve a win/win situation by achieving both objectives."
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About Rockford Systems
Headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, Rockford Systems, LLC delivers innovative machine safeguarding solutions for organizations working with industrial machinery. As a trusted adviser since 1971, Rockford Systems helps organizations interpret and apply complex Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) machine safety standards for a broad array of industrial applications. In addition, Rockford Systems provides complete Safety Life-Cycle Management, including onsite risk assessments, onsite machine surveys, customized engineered solutions, over 10,000 guarding and safety products, installation and integration services, technical and in-field support, and ongoing compliance validation. Rockford Systems has improved the profitability of many of North America's largest companies by increasing compliance, reducing worker risk, enhancing productivity and decreasing costs.