Wire joining device and suspension system manufacturer, Gripple, has pledged at least £10,000 to healthcare charities with a new fundraising initiative. The announcement forms part of Gripple’s campaign to ‘Get Back on Track’ supporting businesses in the construction and agriculture industries to restore momentum following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Sheffield-based manufacturer, which has built its reputation on time-saving innovations, expects customers to save 460,000 hours over the next two months using its products in comparison with traditional threaded rod methods.
Gripple has set itself a further challenge to increase its £10,000 contribution by donating 5p for every additional hour saved on-site during the campaign.
Ed Stubbs, managing director of Gripple, explains: “Following the recent challenges felt globally amongst our customers, we wanted to throw our support behind their projects and help them get back on track with Gripple products, specifically designed to save time.”
Gripple has bases in the UK, USA, Canada, Europe and India and will be extending the scheme to healthcare charities near each of its locations. It gave £80,000 in 2019 to charities in the UK and abroad through donations, fundraising events, and volunteer activities.
Ed adds: “We commit to donating a percentage of our pre-tax budgeted profit to charitable organisations every year, and we’re delighted to be supporting our health care workers around the world this year. The ‘Get Back on Track’ campaign gives us an extra incentive to top up that donation, while supporting our customers.
Gripple’s award-winning wire hanger and track systems for the suspension of building services, are six times faster to install than traditional threaded rod methods and pre-fabricated to required lengths at the point of manufacture to reduce installation time on site.
Crucially, Gripple solutions’ lightweight nature means only one person is needed to handle, prepare, install and adjust during the installation process, allowing installers to safely social distance on-site.
To find out more about Gripple and the Get Back On Track scheme visit https://www.gripple.com/BackOnTrack or contact the team on 0114 275 2255.
Gripple is a 100% employee-owned company which provides suspension solutions for construction, ground engineering solutions for civil and landscaping applications, and wire joining and tensioning solutions for agriculture.