RACKZ as a brand of 19 inch Racking Enclosures for the Leisure, AV, Telecom & IT Industries has been around since 1987. It was conceived and designed by Dave Roberts, whilst he was working for Eminence Audio Ltd (later called Hz International Ltd in 1994). He continued to design and innovate this product range, until the company folded in 2004.
On the 7th of Nov 2011 the ownership of Rackz Limited changed, as it became part of the Penn-Elcom Group.
The day to day running of the business has not changed as Dave Roberts retained a 25% stake in the company and stayed on as the Managing Director and Designer.
Joining the Penn Elcom group a year ago now has enabled Rackz to move forward and continue to be at the forefront of invention, by bringing some exciting new products to the market.
New products of interest are the CoolRac Products, Credenza wood racks, Sloping Top Racks, Skeleton 500 Series, and the brand new Octopuss iP Controlled PDU’s all made in the UK.
Dave Roberts commented this year, “The 19 inch racking market is constantly evolving and changing all the time, with an increasing crossover between the once separate areas of AV, IT and surveillance. As the world gets ‘smaller and smarter’ more and increasingly dynamic 19 inch rack solutions are required into which the relevant hardware can be fitted.
With so much commercial, industrial and domestic infrastructure now being computer controlled, he predicts that the demand for quality, innovative racking solutions will continue, especially with the on-going development for smart-homes and home-office working practices.
So Watch this Space.
He has had very varied career from Art college, pro-musician, sales rep, inventor & designer with a wealth of experience in many fields. Dave is also quite an accomplished musician, performing in bands since 1962.
The driving force behind the business, he is constantly looking for ways to improve the company’s marketing and service areas.