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New retractable handle: EMKA‘s breakthrough in terms of closing comfort and modern design

Retractable handles have long been standard and proven in the field of transport locks for flaps and doors. Especially on the American market, they achieve high sales figures, as they are often installed in pickup trucks or vans, e.g. in storage compartments and boxes. While handles have been distinguished over decades mainly by their flush-fitting functionality, the challenge in 2020 is to get a grip, literally, on function, design, and flexibility as a combination. With the new retractable handle in a user-friendly T-shape made of plastic and zinc die-cast components, EMKA has succeeded in this breakthrough.

Product Innovation presented at CARAVAN SALON 2020

At last a trade show again and having face-to-face conversations without a screen and microphone in between the participants. The conclusion of the CARAVAN SALON presentation is still quite positive despite fewer visitors than last year – also due to a strict hygiene concept of the Düsseldorf trade fair company. There is nothing like personal contact with customers and interested visitors; the EMKA team‘s stand personnel agreed. Especially in product presentation, when stand visitors can see not only the latest innovations in the caravan sector but also test the products.

At the EMKA booth, this could be seen in the form of an erected mobile home exterior wall. Here, the EMKA products were installed in the appropriate places – from the invisible pressure lock to the latest development: the new retractable handle in a user-­friendly T-shape.

Pleasant haptics with a modular design

Compared to the old model which has been an integral part of the EMKA portfolio for many ­years, the new version impresses with its modern appearance in hybrid material mix with components made of zinc die-cast and plastic. The ­T-grip recess is much wider and therefore comfortable to use even for people with larger hands and when wearing gloves. This pleasant haptic was particularly well received by visitors to the EMKA booth at the CARAVAN SALON.

The retractable handle has a modular design, so the customer can choose between several locking devices and locking media: whether hook, turn or height-adjustable conical roller cam up to round cylinder, square or double-bit operation, the entire EMKA range of locking devices is available to the user. This variety makes the handle unique in market comparison. Besides, the hinged handle has IP 65 protection and an optical opening indicator.