Britax Römer: Safety trailblazers
Every Britax Römer car seat comes with history. Behind the state-of-the-art technology, contemporary colour choices and handy extras for busy modern parents lies the drive and experience of decades at the very forefront of safety advances and legislation on the road.
Britax Römer doesn't come from a background in nurseries and playgrounds but in mechanics and engineering. Safety is at the core of everything it does.
Britax has been closely involved with the developing
motoring industry since the 1930s, and an active contributor to huge
safety milestones like the first adult seat belt and the first child car
seat. The company helped to create Europe's first ever legislation for
car seat standards in 1981 and pioneered the use of the newly approved
restraint systems. It went on to collaborate with VW to invent ISOFIX in
1997, offering parents the safe, simple installation system that
remains so popular.
Römer also boasts a proud heritage in precision German engineering and standard-setting in child mobility safety, and the two brands have been part of the same family, with a shared purpose, since 1978. Now working together more closely than ever, they continually strive for further improvements and advances, both in the technology and materials available and ease of use for families. The team believes that the more straightforward, comfortable and convenient a feature is to use, the more likely it is to become part of everyday life - and be employed correctly for optimum safety every single trip.
As befits its roots, Britax Römer takes a scientific approach to each change or innovation. Nothing is ever assumed and everything is tested and tested again. And again.
At the company's high-performance crash test facilities in Europe, Australia and America, every new product is subjected to front, rear and side impacts - and rollovers - and the effects of these collisions on different parts of the body are assessed so the seat's 360-degree protection can be fine-tuned. The buckle is fastened and unfastened more than 14,500 times to be certain that after doing it up and undoing it up to four times a day for 10 years, the harness will still be as secure as it was the very first time.
Following the same principle, testers replicate the process of moving a seat daily between two cars for four years - that's 1,460 days - to ensure the ISOFIX connectors meet their exacting standards.
When a new Britax Römer car seat is launched, parents can be confident that every detail has been put to the test, individually, as part of the complete seat and in different configurations, more than 250 times.