Altro APAC: Altro XpressLay

The Australian Business Award for Product Innovation recognises leading products and services that provide innovative solutions for new and existing market needs.

Altro have designed and developed the Altro XpressLay, an adhesive-free safety floor that’s designed to be installed and removed quickly and reused and recycled when necessary.

The Looselay technology is a system with a studded emboss on the underside of the flooring, which aims to allow any subfloor moisture to escape. It’s been designed to lie flat, which means there’s no need for adhesive – making it possible to get same-day welding results that can be walked on straight away. Because the XpressLay is a safety floor, Altro have recognised the need to ensure that their product meets a range of safety needs and requirements, whilst also being designed to save customers time and money.

Designed to be slip resistant, easy to install and sustainable, the XpressLay was developed to provide a safety-floor solution in temporary buildings or accommodations. Because the product has been designed to be reusable and doesn’t require adhesive, it can be relatively easy to utilise in situations where permanent safety flooring isn’t appropriate. Additionally, the XpressLay is made up of recycled materials and is itself recyclable, which was a focus for Alto from the design stage.

The design and development of the XpressLay has earned Altro a Product Innovation Award in the Australian Business Awards 2016.

The Australian Business Awards are the regional chapter of an integrated, hierarchical leadership program conducted on a national and international level. Eligible organisations from each region are invited to participate in the international chapter of the program at The World Business Awards. Conducted annually and currently in the second year of its international launch, The World Business Awards seeks to engage with the world’s business, innovation and technology leaders through a global recognition and knowledge building initiative that is underpinned by the program’s established framework. The program engages with organisations worldwide to benchmark the full spectrum of their products, services and initiatives and to review their business performance. The cycle culminates in the recognition and celebration of organisations that implement world-class business initiatives and industry leading products and services on a prominent and far-reaching scale. All entries must be entered in the regional chapter where the organisation is based.

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