Speedtech International, Inc., Manufacturer of SPEEDWRAP® and Distributor of VELCRO® Brand Hook & Loop Fasteners, Earns New ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION.

Speedtech International Incorporated earns new ISO 9001:2015 Certification. The new standard will increase efficiency and improve customer satisfaction in support of Speedtech’s manufacturing of SPEEDWRAP® hook & loop and it’s distribution of VELCRO® Brand Fasteners.


RACINE, Wis. (PRWEB) June 20, 2018

Speedtech International Inc., the manufacturer of SPEEDWRAP® BRAND HOOK & LOOP AND SPECIALTY FASTENERS and a leading Distributor of VELCRO® Brand fasteners, earns the International Standards Organization’s most current ISO 9001:2015 Certification.

As a market leader in the manufacturing of hook & loop and specialty fasteners, Speedtech has become a key supplier to some of the nation’s leading manufacturers and industrial distributors. In support of these customers, Speedtech is always seeking to improve its processes and procedures. By earning the current ISO 9001:2015 Certification Standard, Speedtech continues to focus on the highest quality manufacturing, sales and customer service protocols.

What Is ISO and Why Are Standards Revised?

ISO (International Standards Organization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. International standards give consistent, state-of-the-art, continually improved, process specifications for manufacturing products, providing services as well as ‘best practice protocols’ to help to make companies more efficient and effective. ISO requires annual audits and reviews, and revises standards every 5 years to remain a relevant tool. With increased access to information, globalization and high expectations from clients, revisions to the 9001 Standard addresses the complexity of the ever-changing marketplace.

What Are the Differences Between the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015 Standards?

The third party ISO auditing covers the “quality management systems of fabrication and distribution of ties, tapes and straps.” These systems ensure the highest quality, consistency and solid customer service in Speedtech’s manufacturing of the SPEEDWRAP® Brand hook & loop and specialty fasteners and distribution of VELCRO® Brand fasteners. The caliber of customer service, quality assurance, procurement, order processing, and documentation are all factors that are looked at. The new standard does not deviate from this focus, but now follows a new higher- level structure, making it easier for companies using complex management systems. The new ISO standard has an increased focus from a risk- based perspective, allowing companies to address issues before they arise.

What Does This Mean for Current and Prospective Customers of Speedtech?

The ISO 9001:2015’s progressive standards and increased focus on risk based thinking is beneficial for both Speedtech and their customers. All company processes and procedures are filtered through a rigorously preventative, proactive and simplified approach which strengthens the company while providing the most efficient, cost effective, high quality products and services for the client. By quickly keeping on top of current ISO standards, Speedtech does not allow for gaps to emerge in how they meet the complexity of current market place demands.

Speedtech’s President, Christopher Karnowski, comments: “We are a solution based company and our goal is to make our customers look good. This new ISO standard takes the processes that we already had in place and makes us look at them from a new perspective…. It assures us that we are incorporating best practices, that we are consistent and that we are taking the customers best interest to heart. For our customer, it enhances their experience with us. The rigorous process of the most recent ISO standard has increased our ability to see and meet the needs of the client beforehand. The risk based, ‘what happens if’ approach makes us much more prepared for the unexpected, increases awareness and efficiency, while preventing mistakes. Whenever we help the customer, that makes us a better supplier.”

Hook and loop fasteners, including SPEEDWRAP® and VELCRO® Brand hook & loop cable ties, tape and straps are used for routing, bundling and the securing of wires and cables. Hook and loop fasteners are gentle on wires, easy to use and reusable, making them a popular wire management solution. Some applications for these types of hook and loop fasteners include telecommunications, electrical, audio, video, sporting, recreational, as well as home and office use.

Founded in 1994, Speedtech International Inc. pioneered the development of cable and wire and cable management using hook and loop fasteners. Speedtech offers OEM’s, Engineers, Product Managers, Purchasing Agents and Distributors the most complete line of hook and loop ties, straps and continuous rolls of SPEEDWRAP® and VELCRO® Brand hook and loop. Due to their history, markets served and because Speedtech is a true manufacturer, Speedtech boasts the most complete line of tooling in the fabrication of cable ties, straps and fasteners. The company also offers a proprietary method for printing on hook & loop. An industry leader, Speedtech is a growing, customer-oriented company located in Racine, Wisconsin.

For assistance with design, material and pricing information, contact Speedtech today:

Speedtech International, Inc.
Steve Pope, PO Box 246, Racine, WI 53401


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Using Speedtech’s new SPEEDWRAP® Brand FIBERtie™ – Hook and Loop Ties for Network Cables.

How will Speedtech International’s new SPEEDWRAP® Brand FIBERtie™ Cable Ties help network installers, integrators and electricians?


Strong and Gentle:  Adjectives not just reserved for toilet paper.  As any electrical installer whose concerned with quality knows, you only want to use flexible cable management solutions around fiber.   Speedtech’s new SPEEDWRAP® Brand FIBERtie™- Hook and Loop Cable Ties are specifically designed for the data communications marketplace.  These flexible, reusable fasteners help data communications and electrical installers safely bundle, route and secure wires and cords.  The ties are strong enough to manage large bundles, yet flexible enough to keep fiber and other data cables safe.

New- Industry Colors! FIBERties are available in special network-accepted colors. As a result, the flexible, reusable fasteners help data communications installers and electrical installers to identify network and fiber cables. For example, Teal (aqua) for OM3 or OM4 cables, Yellow for single mode cabling, Orange for OM1 or OM2 cabling and Violet (Purple) for OM4+ network cables. The availability of these colors is exciting to anyone dealing in fiber optic cable management, including Installers and Electrical Distributors.

In addition to these unique fiber related colors, FIBERtie is also available in Blue for use with low voltage cabling and Maroon (Cranberry) color for use with cabling being installed in air handling spaces or that may require plenum-rated fasteners.

Quality Counts: You’ve installed all the finest equipment, servers, racking, power conditioning and more.  It’s time for the final icing on the cake.  You want the top quality and best valued tie to complete the project, right?    Quality installations call for quality cable management.  SPEEDWRAP® FIBERtie Cable Ties are made from VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP™ and considered one of the finest hook and loop fasteners.  The product is fabricated in Speedtech’s ISO Certified Factory located in Racine, Wisconsin.

Appearance: The ‘look’ of your installation is essentially your stamp on the job.  Your mark.  Your calling card.  Quality installers are looking for the best look cable management- and part of the distinction is how good looking the fasteners are.  For this reason, installers choose SPEEDWRAP® Brand Hook & Loop Fasteners.  And now, with fiber identification becoming more important not only for the install but also downstream maintenance, the new colors offered in FIBERtie™- Hook and Loop Cable Ties  are increasingly important.

Download the FIBERtie Brochure or to learn more about becoming an Authorized SPEEDWRAP® Brand Electrical Distributor, visit http://www.speedtechinternational.com, email: sales@speedtechinternational.com or call 262-635-9393.


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For Those Who Love SPEEDWRAP® & VELCRO® Brand Fasteners: The History Of Hook and Loop

Hook-and-Loop Timeline

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Our Quality Conscious Customers Might Want to Know

A leading ISO Auditor, Eagle Registration Inc, has once again certified that Speedtech International Inc., has a “Best Practice” QC management system in place to handle customer requests and orders including order receipt, processing and purchasing through to manufacturing and quality assurance that meet all ISO 9001:2008 standards.

 As a market leader in the fabrication and marketing of hook and loop ties, straps and specialty fasteners and as a key supplier to some of the nation’s leading manufacturers and Industrial Distributors, Speedtech continually strives to improve its processes and procedures. An ISO 9001:2008 Certification once again serves as a validation of Speedtech International’s focus on the highest quality manufacturing, sales and customer service standards.

What Is ISO?

ISO (International Standards Organization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. International Standards give consistent, state-of-the-art process specifications for manufacturing products, competitive services, as well as providing ‘best practice protocol’, all to help industry and companies become more efficient and effective.

What Certification Did Speedtech Receive?

ISO has certified that Speedtech International meets all ISO 9001:2008 exacting standards. This means that they have demonstrated their ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and that they aim to enhance total customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system.

Speedtech International’s President, Christopher Karnowski comments, “We have been a leader in the fabrication of hook and loop fasteners for over 20 years. We have received an ‘outstanding supplier award’ from one of our largest customers and we continue to receive compliments from customers whose expectations we have exceeded. Knowing that ISO auditors approve our quality management system, and have once again received official ISO Certification is a huge compliment to our entire team.”

For further information visit:


Email: pr@speedtechinternational.com

Or Call 262-635-9394


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A Teacher’s Classroom Use of SPEEDWRAP®

SPEEDWRAP® products are so handy in the classroom!  At Speedtech International Inc., we are always thrilled to receive an email from a SPEEDWRAP® client. It validates that our products are useful and purposeful in so many applications.

A Holly Hill Elementary School teacher writes:“As you can see from the pictures, we use SPEEDWRAP® products for everything from picture schedules to keeping little fingers out of the snack cabinets.”

Ms. C uses our SPEEDWRAP® hook and loop tape with pressure sensitive adhesive on her students’ project books and to organize clippings on the classroom cabinet. This reusable tape is versatile, durable and easy to use with an adhesive back that will stick to most surfaces and the ability to cut any length you need.

Ms. C also creatively uses the Cord Connector™ to keep her students from sneaking into the snack cabinet. The Cord Connector is an innovative and practical solution to prevent two power cords from accidentally unplugging and we LOVE her creative use. Who would have thought it could be used as a snack protector??!!!

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A NEW Solution For Securing Cam Arm Locks In Place on Tanker Trucks

Before and after tanker truck deliveries, it’s customary for drivers to lock the cam arms into place so they do not accidentally open during transport. Popular solutions for that application have always been bungee cords or hook and loop cinch straps. Hook and loop cinch straps are sold in a variety of sizes to fit almost any cam lock application. These straps are often sold in bright colors like the SPEEDWRAP® Heavy Duty Cinch Strap in high visibility green.


A New Cam Lock Solution: Safe, Reusable, Durable and Elastic
New for 2016 – there’s a new cam arm locking solution – Kwik Bandit™ . SPEEDWRAP® Brand Kwik Bandit™ Rubber Straps combine the best features of traditional cable ties, with those of elastic straps like bungee cords.  With Kwik Bandits™ you can simply stretch, wrap & lock the strap around the cam lock arms for a secure hold.  This patent-pending fastening solution is available in three sizes and tensile strengths. The larger 14” and 24” Kwik Bandits™ are available with locking pins making them ideal for heavy-duty transportation.

Heavy Duty, no tools required:
Kwik Bandits™ are easy to use with work gloves and no tools are required.
They are a worker-friendly banding solution designed to eliminate tools, hooks, and complicated threading. Kwik Bandits™ reduces attachment time that is often required to secure objects of different dimensions. Its release mechanism is safe and quick. Kwik Bandits™ are designed and tested to withstand extreme temperatures and deterioration due to UV rays and salt. Robust construction and materials result in a heavy duty banding solution.

Try A Kwik Bandit™ On Your Cam Arm Locking Application:
Kwik Bandit™ is marketed by Speedtech International, Inc and available for purchase through leading Industrial Distributors like Fastenal or online at TheStrapStore.com and Amazon.com.

To learn more about the product or to inquire about reselling Kwik Bandit™ ties, contact Speedtech today at 262-635-9394 or email sales@speedtechinternational.com

More About Speedtech International, Inc.
Founded in 1994, Speedtech International Inc. pioneered the development of cable and wire management using hook and loop fasteners. Speedtech provides OEM’s, engineers, product managers, purchasing agents and distributors the most complete line of hook and loop and specialty fastening products including ties, straps, tape, and unique patented fasteners. Today the company also offers non-hook and loop products for bundling, banding, and securing wires and cables, or for material handling. Newer products include the Kwik Bandit™ Rubber Banding Straps and the Ty-Up™ Pallet and Cargo Ties. For more information and to view Speedtech’s full product offerings, visit http://www.speedtechinternational.com .

For more information:
Email: pr@speedtechinternational.com
Or Call 262-635-9394

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What is Hook and Loop?

Many people contact us requesting hook and loop information. While there is a very straightforward answer to the question, – “What is hook and loop?” – most people are also curious about different applications.

Hook and loop: A Material.

First, hook and loop refers to materials manufactured, that when mated together, fasten securely but can also be opened and reclosed multiple times.. One surface consists of small “hooks”; the other contains a number of tiny “loops”. When pressed together, the hook and loops “engage”, thus fastening the two components together. Because hook and the loop materials fasten together, the products made from hook and loop are often called ‘hook and loop fasteners’. Visit this page for the history of hook and loop.


Pulling apart hook from loop tape.

Hook and loop: A Fastener

Popular examples of hook and loop fasteners include cable ties and straps. These products are manufactured by taking hook and loop materials and converting them into a usable shape and the finished fastener is now a hook and loop product. One category of fasteners made from hook and loop includes cable ties, straps and cut-to-length tapes. Consumers use these products for cord and cable management. These products are Speedtech’s specialty. Few Companies have more products, tooling, customization or expertise in this category. Examples of innovative fastening solutions include Standard Cable Ties, Cinch Straps, Suspender Straps, And Cut-to-Length Reels and Rolls.

Hook and Loop in your product: Custom

There are millions of products that include hook and loop as a component of a finished product. Examples include orthopedic braces, diapers, clothing, and other fastening devices. To create these products, manufacturers can work with custom fabricators like Speedtech, for help selecting specific materials designed to meet detailed performance specifications and for conversion and fabrication of these materials into a final shape and design. The finished product is designed to meet the customer’s usage, reusability needs, application and more.

The uses for hook and loop material and applications for hook and loop fastening products are endless but the sources for expertise, custom solutions and industrial grade products are not. Contact the Vel-Perts™ at Speedtech today expert advice for all your hook and loop needs.

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