Matt at Soundrolling.com Chats with Ofer from Orca Bags
I chatted with the original founder of Petrol Bags about his new company Orca Bags.
1. Hey Ofer, can you introduce yourself and how you got involved in Orca Bags?
I founded the Petrol bags back at the year of 2000. I designed and built Petrol from day one (sold to Vitec group in 2007). I have been in the industry since 1994. I now started the Orca bags, with experience on the bag business of over 20 years.
2. For people who don't know about Orca yet, can you give me a summary of the company and its history.
About ORCA Bags - ORCA was created to provide the best, customized bags and accessories for today’s working broadcast and cinema professionals worldwide. Our philosophy is simple: design products that reflect the input of working industry Pros, and give them with the best solution to get the job done, easily, comfortably and efficiently.
ORCA’s Research and Development team has been part of the cinema, sound and TV industry for over 30 years. It’s this experience that allows us to provide the finest gear bags and accessories, bar none. Our R&D team has crafted the entire Orca line using the most advanced technologies and superior materials available. The result is an unmatched, field-proven line of smart bags and accessories, expertly designed to carry and protect delicate video, lighting and sound gear, and to assist users on the set, wherever they may be shooting.
2. When was Orca founded and why was it founded?
A few months ago. We wanted to bring new level of bags to the Audio Visual market. We have not seen any new and innovated bags that was coming to the market in the last few years.
3. What do your products bring that is different the rest of the market?
For the first time in the world we are combining aluminum frames with High quality textile, what created a "cage" that extremely protect the gear inside the bags.
We also have very special features in our bags such as: USB power connectors that helps the operator to charge any mobile phone or tablet, EVA+MESH materials for maximum ventilation, special locking system to secure the gear inside the bags, LED lights to light the bag inside in dark locations, special Aluminum handle system that is extremely durable, and very easy to use, and more.
4. Where can we find places to buy Orca Products and when are the release dates in the UK and Europe.
We have distributors all over Europe. Our main office is in Germany. Our
distributer in England is PROKIT: www.prokit.co.uk
5. how has the response been to your bags since NAB 2014?
Extremely good. Please see bellow a few reviews we got after the show:
Over to you
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