Corporate Profiles: RPB Safety LLC
RPB Safety LLC was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the 1970s with a vision to provide comfortable and high-quality respiratory protection to the shot blasting market, an industry our founders had served in for over 20 years prior. We expanded into Australia in 1982 and the United States in 1998, and continued our expansion into other countries. We opened a warehouse in Los Angeles in 2006, then relocated our global headquarters and production to a purpose-built manufacturing facility in Michigan in 2012. This allowed us to better serve our U.S. and international markets.
Our mission is to create the world’s best industrial respirators that advance worker safety and increase productivity. We believe that comfort is essential to both safety and productivity, and these principles govern our R&D department. This is key to our gaining market share, because we firmly believe we have the best available products to offer, making it easier for our sales team and our distributors to promote our products.
While shot blasting remains RPB’s core line, over the past 6 years there has been a significant ramping up of new innovative products. Drawing on learnings in the rugged blasting market, we have developed new and exciting innovations in new industries, including welding, painting, fabrication, general engineering, pharmaceutical and general safety.
Further to our creation of quality products, we believe in working with quality distributors. We have a reputation for being very particular with whom we set up as official RPB distributors. We choose companies that are proactive and provide great solutions for their customers, instead of just taking orders. By supporting a tight-knit distribution network, it allows distributors to focus on providing the highest level of service and product solutions.