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Flat Technology Short Presentation


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Flat is a new technology that allows almost anything to be leveled and stabilized. First product that Flat has been embedded into is cafe tables. So no more wobbly tables and split coffee!! But

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Flat Technology Short Presentation

  1. 1. FLAT ® Short Presentation
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>3. What is Flat </li></ul><ul><li>Who is Flat? </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing problems </li></ul><ul><li>6. The Flat Product (Spider) </li></ul><ul><li>7. Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit Advantage Feature </li></ul><ul><li>The Flat Table Base Range </li></ul><ul><li>Flat’s Improved Specification </li></ul><ul><li>13. Case Study 1 </li></ul><ul><li>14. Case Study 2 </li></ul><ul><li>15. Future Vision </li></ul><ul><li>16. Contact Details </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is FLAT® ? <ul><li>FLAT ( F luid L ocking & A djustment T echnology) is a levelling and stabilizing system. </li></ul><ul><li>FLAT® is a simple , cost effective , elegant and enduring solution for anything that requires stability such as ladders, tables, consumer whitegoods, defence and industrial survey equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>FLAT® has designed and developed a high performance, cost-effective solution that ensures a level and stable platform for hospitality table bases. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who is FLAT® ? <ul><li>FLAT® is a technology company currently based in Sydney Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>The company was founded by Tony Pike who invented the technology. </li></ul><ul><li>FLAT® now has a sophisticated Board of investors to help realize the full potential of the technology. </li></ul><ul><li>FLAT® has designed and developed a high performance, cost-effective solution that ensures a level and stable platform for hospitality table bases. </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality table bases are the first of many products that will benefit from FLAT® technology; many more applications will follow. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ongoing problems Feet get bent and break Table top broken ?? Uneven tops between tables Time spent stabilising
  6. 6. An Elegant Solution- Flat Product ( Spider) Put simply, FLAT ® is a technology that allows levelling and stabilizing. A series of interconnected actuators or feet communicate information about the surface conditions below via multi lumen tubes to the FLAT smart system resulting in constant stability, no matter how often it is moved. Detailed cross section of the technology inside FLAT ®
  7. 7. Awards <ul><li>Australian International Design Award 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Engineering Excellence Award </li></ul><ul><li>INPEX, USA – world’s largest innovation fair </li></ul><ul><li>ABC TV ‘New Inventors’ & People’s Choice Episode Winner </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibited at Powerhouse Museum, Sydney </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibited at Questacon, Canberra </li></ul>
  8. 8. Independent Testing <ul><li>FLAT ® complies with British Furniture Standards: </li></ul><ul><li>BS 4875-5:2001 STRENGTH & STABILITYOF FURNITURE </li></ul><ul><li>BS EN 1730:2000 TABLES – TEST METHOD FOR STRENGTH, DURABILITY & STABILITY </li></ul>
  9. 9. Internal Testing <ul><li>Flat has conducted a series of comparative tests with tables under 18kg load and fitted with competitive products </li></ul><ul><li>Test #1 was to determine point at which any failure in product resulted from a repetitive process </li></ul><ul><li>Test #2 measured impact of drag test on feet before failure. </li></ul>
  10. 10. FLAT® BENEFIT FLAT® ADVANTAGE FLAT ® FEATURE Saves time and money at set up and through-out the day. Automatic stabilisation in a fraction of a second. Fluid locking adjustment technology system More table perimeter to increase seating capacity and comfort of customers. Gives a unique ability to level tables together seamlessly. Four point levelling system Allows staff to focus on customer not furniture. Constantly aware of surface adapting instantly “always - on” technology. Smart system Saves money on costly table repairs and replacements. Table base and technology embedded together to create an elegant solution Technology integration Reduces risk of injury and costly breakages. Ability to adapt and stabilize to a far greater diversity of surfaces than any other product “ 4 x 4” system
  11. 11. Flat table base initial range bondi coogee kirribilli (s) kirribilli ulladulla (s) ulladulla bronte
  12. 12. Flat’s Bondi table base improved specifications FLAT ® technology seamlessly installed the base and the technology are designed in unison to deliver superior performance and longevity Post increased wall thickness Top plate superior quality Aluminium base almost 3 times the aluminium used in standard bases and high quality casting Post wider diameter for structural support Rod thicker structural tension rod to hold the base together securely
  13. 13. Case Study 1 – Bondi Trattoria CUSTOMER Bondi Trattoria OWNER Mr. Ross Annas BUSINESS ESTABLISHED 1987 NO OF FLAT TABLES 11 PERIOD OF USE 6 months LOCATION Veranda SURFACE Brick and polished concrete ISSUE Table wobble is 1 of 3 most important issues and customer complaints. RESULT <ul><li>The tables no longer rock </li></ul><ul><li>It provides peace of mind </li></ul><ul><li>Flat eliminates the problem </li></ul><ul><li>Saves the business money. </li></ul>COMMENTS “ It used to really frustrate me to watch my staff set out all the tables in the morning, spending time adjusting them all and then the first customer to come in would pull the table in and not the chair, and that was it – we would have to go back and reset it. With FLAT I now take great pleasure from watching my staff place the tables down and simply walk away. It’s not just the money saved, it’s the peace of mind”.
  14. 14. Case Study 2 – Sejuiced Health Bar CUSTOMER SEJUCED HEALTH BAR OWNER Mr. Andy Ruwald BUSINESS ESTABLISHED 1995 NO OF TABLE BASES 12 PERIOD OF USE 2 years LOCATION Paved promenade 10 meters from the beach SURFACE Paved brick ISSUE Restaurant location is outdoors and exposed to the environment. A wobbly table deters customers from sitting down RESULT <ul><li>Improved customer experience </li></ul><ul><li>Durable and reliable </li></ul>COMMENTS “ I have tried to find so many solutions to eliminate tables wobbling and Flat is the only true long lasting solution I can rely on.”
  15. 15. Testimonials Martin Muddell – Roy’s “ I can’t believe how good the table top alignment is - FLAT allows me to push my tables together and have the tops aligned perfectly.” Joe Perri – Tango Espresso You can’t put down in words how great it is…it makes us money.  It doesn’t matter how good you coffee is, if your tables rock, the customers won’t come back. Thanks to Flat, at Tango we now spend our time serving customers, making money instead of fixing wobbly tables, thanks Flat we love you !   Eric Lee – Cherry Beans “ The base is very stable, I was surprised how well it works, I don’t even think about it anymore. Look at my floor, its uneven. Flat is a miracle, rock solid.”
  16. 16. Future Vision
  17. 17. Contact Details Head Office 6 Bridge Road Glebe NSW 2037 T: 02 9692 0035 e: [email_address] USA Office 4950 Plainfield Avenue, Suite H-1 Grand Rapids, MI 49525 USA Phone: 616 293 1676 e: [email_address]