Stocked in over 5,000 UK stores and available in 32 countries across the world
GripIt is a revolutionary new design of universal plasterboard fixings.It has been designed for use with all types of plasterboard installation.
The Gripit is a universal fixing that has been designed to be able to be used on the ''dot and dab'' plasterboard as well as normal hollow cavity walls. Due to its slim gripping wings it is able to open easily within the dab void to produce an effective secure fixing with excellent load bearing capability excelling any cavity wall fixing currently available.
The unique design makes GripIt the strongest plasterboard fixings available today! Holding extreme loads of up to 225kgs per fixing.
The GripIt was originally invented by 74 year old Grandfather Stan Daykin and his Grandson Jordan Daykin at just the age of 13 when attempting to fit blinds in a house. Jordan took the product to market in 2013.
The patent for GripIt was granted in November 2012 and Jordan has since secured deals with a number of national chains as well as several independent builders, plumbing and timber merchants.
Now available in over 5,000 stores across the UK you can find GripIt in any of the following national chains:
. City Electrical Factors
· YESSS Electrical
· Charles Watson
. James Hargreaves Plumbing Merchants
. Edmunson Electrical
· Home Bargains
· Robert Dyas
GripIt is also available in 32 countries worldwide and after having just agreed major deals with distributors in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, GripIt will be available in over 25,000 stores worldwide in the next 2 years.
Plasterboard fixings may not sound like an exciting product for me to invest in but what really interests me is when a product properly solves a real problem and at a price that makes it competitive. Jordon knows his product and its market inside out, not surprisingly because at the age of 13 he and his Grandfather disappeared into their garden shed to come up with a plasterboard fixing that was easy and stronger than anything they could find to buy. That told me that not only could Jordan come up with ideas but that he was willing and very capable of turning those ideas into practical reality. Now, with a UK patent in place and a US patent pending, he was ready and poised to really maximise the opportunity and explained exactly what he wanted from an investor and why. Whilst no allowances are needed for Jordan’s age, to have achieved so much and in such a focused and clear way spoke volumes and this was one I really wanted to win. I am pleased to say that when the offers were made, Jordan chose mine and we haven’t looked back.We are now available in Wickes, B & Q & Screwfix across all their stores and are in approx. 3,000 stores nationwide. Our biggest challenge has been ramping up production to meet the demand, not a bad problem to have and one which Jordan and his team have risen to and carried off perfectly. With our next product patent being applied for I know GripIt will grow from a product to a range very quickly, making me a very pleased Investor.