Creator of iconic red-white safety tape (93) died


The German who invented the red and white safety tape died at the age of 93.

His company B.A.S. announced this on Saturday on their website.

“With great gratitude we bid farewell to a good-hearted person, our company founder, mentor and a great personality”

Werner Sporleder invented a large number of issues in the areas of transport and safety, including the red-and-white safety tape that is used to screen off accidents or construction sites, for example.

Sporleder said in an interview with the German press agency dpa in 2015 that he got the idea for his invention when one day he was hanging up the laundry.

He attached two colored plastic ribbons to a washing thread, thus creating the first safety ribbon.

The company B.A.S., founded in the 1950s in Hanover, is the German market leader in securing local construction sites.

The company takes care of up to 3,000 construction sites simultaneously.

Today about 600 employees work for B.A.S.

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Growing up, all  Yuto wanted to do was read. Considered a “nerd”, he was always fascinated with things going on nationally and internationally. Therefore, making the decision to attend college for journalism seemed like the obvious choice, and one that paid off greatly. Besides being an Aikido coach for kids, he dedicates quality time to his expanding family.

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