About us

roda is a VdS-accredited manufacturer of natural smoke and heat extraction systems (NSHEV). As such we have an extraordinary obligation as far as the perfect operation of our systems is concerned. For with fire safety equipment there can’t be any compromises in respect of functionality even after many years of use. We therefore put our faith in top quality materials, perfect manufacture and the innovative expertise of our experienced employees, who consistently reflect the latest technological standards in our new developments and enhancements. This innovative expertise is not least the reason why in situations with difficult specifications we are able to adapt and build systems to bespoke client requirements. We carry this approach through from development to implementation. We thus fulfil not only the EU’s EN12101-2 standard, applicable since 2006, but also subject ourselves to a voluntary third-party inspection by the North Rhine Westphalia Materials Inspection Office.

Our product portfolio, which is sold around the globe, is completed by further systems for industrial venting and ventilation, daylight lighting equipment and translucent façade systems.

In addition to our products’ quality we seek to ensure that our customer service also satisfies your requirements. Our business partners in the various countries are available to act as expert partners in assisting you both in the planning and implementation of your system.

Our international business strategy is to work in each country in which we are represented with a permanent partner. You will find the relevant partner for your country under Contacts.

 

Why roda

The roda Licht- und Lufttechnik GmbH uses only materials and methods of high quality. Our natural smoke and heat extraction systems, for instance, can therefore be used for daily ventilation. Our devices open to an angle of 90°, while many systems for ventilation merely open up to 30° and thus make only a small part of the actual opening space available. The high quality of the materials and production methods is also proved by long-term tests, in which the devices are opened and closed 10,000 times. Natural ventilation does safe a lot of money as the following representative calculation illustrates. This philosophy of working with top materials in the best possible way is applied to our entire product range.

Every sector of industry has its specific problems, ranging from the regulations in the food industry and the criteria laid down in a foundry, all the way to sound insulation in cinemas. On top of this come the specific requirements due to geographical location and local provisions. These include, for example, the low temperatures above the 45th parallel, increased country-specific demands and the problem of sand clouds in areas near to deserts.

Various different geographic and sector-dependent requirements exist in relation to the following:

  • Extreme temperatures
  • Increased demands for airtight seals
  • Added resistance to wind and snow
  • Other local regulations

Thanks to our many years of experience and, above all, because we are able to build every device on a bespoke basis, we are in a position to offer a solution tailored to the problem concerned. And therein lies the rub.