One little detail that saves lives
Monsun Air System
Monsun Air Systems is a Swedish company that is involved in saving the world’s oceans and wildlife from oil spills caused by ship accidents, as well as protecting people and communities from floods during natural disasters. They design, manufacture, and sell valves for inflatable oil barriers, boats, floodwalls and pontoons worldwide.
The valve on an oil boom can be seen as a weak point. This is where air goes in and also where air must exit. Therefore, it is particularly important that the cap conveys a sense of security and safety to ensure that the valve keeps its promise. It is important that a product in their range does not become an obstacle or create more risk in an already stressful rescue.
Within its niche is Monsun, a well-known and reputable brand. Their model looked much the same for the past 30 years and now there are more players in the market. As the original, Monsun needed to strengthen their identity in their product design and clearly segment it towards different markets to create industry-specific variants. Therefore, Monsun turned to LOTS. They came in with an already great product, but in addition to strengthening its identity and position, they wanted to make it better and safer. Together we developed the next generation of valve caps to meet their customers’ feedback and reinforce their leading position.
Whether the caps are used in oil booms or rib-boats, it is important that they are visible from a distance, quickly communicate their function and directly convey the safety and security that Monsun Air System stands for. We, as their design firm, are proud to have helped them do just that – and to streamline the work of the world’s environmental disasters.