Braille-Oz Pty Ltd is the Australian company set up specifically for the marketing and distribution of it's new automated Braille bead inserter. The unit has been developed and patented by Jim Tapscott, director of Braille-Oz Pty Ltd. ABN 51 121 679 436

Jim and his wife Val, have been in the industry since 1982, beginning with the purchase of a small trophy/engraving business in Bundaberg, Queensland in Australia. Over time, and with the introduction of computerised machines the business expanded rapidly, and in 2000, the offshoot company of JRT Industries was established with the input of their son Rick (trade qualified mechanical engineer).

40mm Braille-Oz Unit
Braille-Oz Unit
JRT concentrated on supply of router cut products to clients in the Playground Manufacturing industry and the larger sign Industry. In 2004 it was necessary to part with the retail trophy and engraving side of the business and concentrate on JRT Industries alone due to time demands. A 3rd CNC router was then added to the workshop floor, (with a 2metre x 4.8metre bed) as had long been the desire.

Producing a lot of work for the signage industry, the question was asked about Braille signs. Time, or lack thereof, was the decider that prompted the initial idea of making our own simple, efficient, insertion device to attach to the router, to save time.

When the unit was operational, the invitation came to do a demonstration at the 2006 Sydney Visual Impact Trade Show. Exhibitors and visitors showed considerable interest in it, so it was confirmed that the unit should go into full production, and marketing in Australia would be initially handled by the very experienced Peter Harper (who has since retired from the company)
International sales are handled directly by Jim Tapscott of Braille-Oz

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