This May, our partners at Havis, held a partner event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania their hometown headquarters. If you are not familiar with Havis, they are one of our K9 transport, computer mounting and docking manufacturing partners. Seeing the full cycle from where ideas are generated at Havis, to the ideas coming together in real time on the manufacturing floor was very beneficial and informative.
Havis only holds these types of partner events if they really have something to say. So I was excited to see what they had in store for their network. Here are some of the highlights and updates coming from Havis that might be important to you!
2020 Ford Utility Interceptor
The 2020 Interceptor is a hot topic for everyone in the public safety and fleet management sectors. Havis obtained one of the first 2020 Ford SUV Interceptors available, and it was on display for event attendees to poke around.
Ford has made the interior simpler, less complicated, with a more straight forward design. The dash visually jumps out at you, although the room provided is comparable to previous models.
There are currently two console option for this model. Angled Low Profile and Flat Deep Console (pictured below).
You’ll see the flat option includes Havis’s printer option on the front of it. Some features of the newer consoles include:
- New Direct Drive Mount
- Removable Cup Holder with Internal Spring Fingers
- Better Brother PockJet integration
The Only High-End Console
Havis acquired a plastic injection company two years ago, creating many synergies and opportunities for the company and their product development stage. It allows them to explore next generation materials and manufacture methods for their product lines. One of the concepts that has benefited from this acquisition is their 2020 SUV premium console.
This console in very durable and will mount without any specialized plates. The features include:
- Option for 3 Radios/Equipment
- New Larger Cup Holder
- Spot for 4 Inch Printer within *Arm Rest
- OEM Styling
- Wireless Charging Pad *
- Side Mounted lighter plug outlet
- Multiple USB & Lighter Plug Outlets
- Many more modular options
- Unique Mounting – for a very seamless look *optional
New K9 Design
Havis has released a “rattle free K9” with optional divider in the middle for multiple K9 dogs. They have also expanded to a matte black color option as well as white.
Still Optimizing & Adjusting
Havis has been in business over 80 years, which is a significant factor to why KELTEK continues to deploy their high-end quality products in our KELTEK up-fits. They recognize how important it is to innovate, and believe in doing so they must center their innovation around the user experience. This has been bolstered by many company strategies, with their expansion and new injection molding capabilities standing at the center of these efforts.
The facility tour was full of two resounding themes, pride & efficiency, Havis understands their exact position in the market, they are listening to their customers as well as taking the investments and risks needed to come out ahead.
Learn more about Havis’s 2020 Ford Solutions here. Or get to know Havis a bit more in person, by attending our 2019 KELTEK Roadshow.