March 2020          eNewsletter      


As a company, Roto North America is continuously growing our products, our machinery, and our personnel to better enhance our value for our customers. Both Roto Fasco Canada, Inc. and Roto Frank of America, Inc. are expanding our infrastructure to provide our customers superior customer value through high product quality and high service quality. 
This issue highlights Roto's decision not to attend Fensterbau Frontale 2020, along with the products we were planning on introducing at the exhibition. We didn't make that decision lightly, but in order to protect our employees and customers, we felt it was the best decision. 

I also want to say thank you to everyone who voted for Roto's X-DRIVE Heavy Duty Casement Hardware system because it won a DWM Readers' Choice Award. This issue also features our RotoFasco Secura 9600 handle. 

Last, I want to acknowledge our employees at Roto Frank of America, Inc. who raised their own money to donate to the Connecticut Alzheimer's Association through numerous events throughout 2019. Great job everyone! 
Please visit for more information about all of our product lines.
As always, thank you for your interest and support of Roto North America.


Chris Dimou 
President & CEO  

Roto Will Not Attend Fensterbau Frontale 2020
In the following interview, Marcus Sander explains how Roto Frank Window and Door Technology (FTT) is handling the situation. The Chairman of the Board of Directors outlines the internationally focussed hardware specialist's view of the latest development and why he is choosing not to attend this year. 
Roto News
Roto's X-DRIVE Heavy Duty Casement Hardware Won Door and Window Market Magazine 2019 Readers' Choice Awards

Door and Window Market [DWM] magazine, a business-to-business publication devoted  exclusively to coverage of the entire door and window industries, recently announced the winners of its annual Readers' Choice Awards

Roto North America is pleased to announce that Roto's X-DRIVE Heavy Duty Casement Hardware system has won an award in the category of Components for Big Doors and Windows. The X-DRIVE Heavy Duty system moves reliably with an operator, track and hinges that are designed to function in unison. The heavy duty hardware requires the same routes, tools, and methods for installation as regular casement hardware, but supports windows up to 200 pounds in weight with up to 40 -by-90 inch sashes. 

Learn more about the Readers' Choice award honoring the X-DRIVE Heavy Duty Casement here

Fensterbau 2020
New Products
After the cancellation of "Fensterbau Frontale", Roto Frank Window and Door Technology (FTT) is providing information about the company's originally planned trade fair topics. " We had documented our comprehensive systems expertise and the resulting practical customer benefits to the trade visitors," explains Marcus Sander. In the following interview, the Chairman of the Board of Directors outlines the most important topics.

Please read the interview with Marcus Sander, which features Roto's product improvements for the Inowa, among many others. 
RFA Donates to CT Alzheimer's Association 
Employees vote for a charity of choice at the beginning of each year, and for 2019 they chose to have their charity be the Alzheimer's Association CT Chapter. Through payroll contributions, 50/50 raffles, bake sales, a memorial wall in their cafeteria, and many more events they raised $1585. 

Roto Frank of America, Inc. welcomed Maria Tomasetti, the South Central Regional Director of the  Alzheimer's Association, CT Chapter, to Chester so the company could present a donation to the CT Alzheimer's Association.

The Alzheimer's Association provided RFA with pamphlets, brochures and other information to distribute to employees to help recognize the symptoms of Alzheimer's and list resources for those affected by the disease.
Product Feature
RotoFasco Secura Sliding Patio Door 9600 Handle

Roto North America's new RotoFasco Secura 9600 handle is an entry level handle with a contemporary look. Its 1-piece design allows for an ease of installation and is offered with a matching exterior design, with or without a keyed option. The RotoFasco 9600 handle is available in a plethora of powder coat finishes. The 9600 handle is compatible with all of Roto's current mortise, keeper, and accessory options.

The RotoFasco Secura sliding patio door line-up of handles continues to grow, creating new opportunities for fabricators to strengthen their product offering. The 9600 offers the patio door fabricator an entry level handle that complements Roto's 9900 contemporary handle, which provides a better/best family of aesthetic looks.

Customers have used the 9600 to either contrast with their traditional handles or offer a lower priced version of their 9900 contemporary offering. Other customers have replaced their dated handle offerings entirely with the 9600 contemporary look, some have even used it on the interior of their house for cabinets.

The RotoFasco Secura 9600 handle is compatible with all of Roto's current mortise, keeper, and accessory options.

Welcome to the Roto Team
New Employees
Christopher Chabla
Joshua Barber
Alexander Kaar
Roberto Ayala
Elizabeth Rivera