What is the main activity of your company?
Guardhat aims to improve the lives of frontline workers – to improve ease of work, safety and empower workforces to make better decisions — decisions that save lives, improve response times and tactics, and increase productivity. Guardhat is the world‘s most comprehensive connected worker platform, and the only one of its kind.
The Guardhat system is composed of the foundational Guardhat Platform and a growing ecosystem of wearable devices and integrations that are combined to provide specific solutions across industries.
This comprehensive platform used today by many reputable customers, such as Westinghouse, Caterpillar and others.
What are the main joys and achievements you are proud of today?
Guardhat has gained global recognition across industry for our innovative safety solution. Here are a few awards highlighted:
- July 2022: CB Insights’ Advanced Manufacturing 50 List
- July 2022: OH&S New Product of the Year Award for 2022 Internet of Things & Emergency Resposne
- March 2022: Fastcompany Most innovative Companies 2022; No. 2 in Manufacturing
- November 2021: Plant Engineering’s 2021 Product of the year Finalist
- August 2021: Semifinalist for the National Safety Council’s Green Cross for Safety Award
- July 2021: Winner of the OH&S New Product of the Year Award for 2021 Internet of Things
- November 2020: TIME Magazine; The best inventions of 2020
- 2020 Frost&Sullivan, Connected Safety Company of the year
Guardhat is undergoing rapid growth. The company is enhancing their existing worker safety platform and enabling seamless integration with a growing number of frontend devices and applications, thereby expanding the Guardhat ecosystem. Concurrently, we are building the Guardhat Platform 2.0, the next-generation version of our solution. To support this development, we have stood up entities in Lithuania, as well as India. Ultimately, Guardhat aims to create the market category of Industrial Internet of People or IIoP and become the platform of choice for players in this market.
What questions could other Workland members ask you or your team members about?
We are here to engage with the community and learn from it. We‘re looking forward to be growing together. So, please feel free to check in and ask us any question you like ;-)
Ask us about….
- how the Industrial Internet of People (IIoP) is distinctly unique from the better-known, more established category of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how Guardhat is best suited to lead in this space
- how our solutions impact the lives of frontline industrial workers in real-life environments
- our growing global footprint and how we make geographical expansion work for our culture
What field experts do you consider yourself?
Team Guardhat is formed by individuals that want to change the world. We are value-driven and aligned behind our mission to improve the lives of industrial frontline workers. At the same time, we’re technology enthusiasts eager to identify new technologies that help us achieve our mission. We’re caring about our environment, which starts with individual team members and the communities we’re nestled in. Our team members bring in a strong collective expertise from global corporations, successful startups, renown consulting firms; covering all verticals in Industry, ranging from Automotive to Power Generation. We embrace change, diversity and empowerment.
How come you decided to expand to Lithuania?
We were already aware of Vilnius as a hot spot for startups, foreign and homegrown. When we got serious about an EU office, Vilnius proved to have dynamic and growing IT talent, strong universities open to collaboration with industrial partners, a supportive legal environment, and a diverse economic base.
For us, it made a huge difference that foreign investment is welcomed and supported by so many local partners. The community here is professional and international, easily integrating with the rest of our global team.
How do Workland’s opportunities meet your team’s expectations?
We, the team Guardhat, are looking forward to becoming an integral part of the Workland community and enjoying all benefits that Workland is offering. The beauty of a coworking space is the opportunities it offers to build a professional network outside of your immediate team. These spaces encourage collaboration, knowledge-sharing and flexibility, key elements that enable innovation and growth. We hope to be able to contribute value to others in the community as well.
3 words that best describe your experience at Workland.
Creativity. Flexibility. Community.
What kind of businesses and companies would you encourage to choose solutions for fully serviced offices / collaboration spaces as well?
Due to the massive changes that have come as a result of the pandemic, the world has become accustomed to, and almost demand a more flexible workspace. Coworking spaces are no longer relevant only to startups and individuals, and as such there arealmost no limitations in regards to company size or maturity. Wherever the job profile requires highly skilled individuals to tackle complex tasks with a high amount of creativity and need for collaboration – this is the place, as it provides an environment to foster out-of-the-box thinking and networking in a very comfortable way.