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Gripple - Gun Works

25th September 2019 | 5:30pm 

Gun Works, Savile St, Sheffield S4 7UQ

One hour tour led by - Gripple UK

A two-part tour series of two Gripple manufacturing / production facilities.

Gripple is a Sheffield based manufacturer of the Gripple wire fastener, a device that is used to join and terminate wire in addition to splicing and tensioning wire. The name comes from the devices feature to “grip” and “pull” wire.

It originated as a manufacturer of field fencing, barbed wire and fencing staples in 1984 by Hugh Facey and registered as Gripple in 1989 and now sells across Europe, US and Australia. Recently is has expanded its newest facility, Riverside, investing £2million into an additional 7000sqft production space “dubbed the ‘industrial cathedral’ by the company, because of its ‘stained glass’ colour windows.

 

You can find out more about the company here:

https://www.gripple.com/gb/en/about-us