Let's start with 'why?'
In everything we do at GripHero Ltd, we aim to provide mutual benefit for both the forecourt retailers and their customers.
"The main 'battle-line' between the forecourt and drivers is the fuel nozzle."
1) Drivers battle to keep their hands clean against the potentially damaging biological and chemical contamination on fuel nozzles.
2) The forecourt battles for repeat business and follow-on purchases in the store.
Both parties want an outcome that is more environmentally-friendly and fire-safe.
"GripHero aims to make 'peace' between the driver and forecourt."
And we have developed a great product to be the olive branch... 'GripHero'.
GripHero reduces waste... there's no excuse for unnecessary waste. GripHero makes it easy to retrieve just one recyclable piece at a time.
GripHero uses the right materials... As a minimum the plastics used must be totally recyclable (it's wrong that the majority of existing 'cheap' hand-protection is not). For those that would like to go the extra mile, oxo-biodegradable and also compostable versions are imminent.
GripHero helps forecourts recycle... GripHero offers the most brightly coloured and stand-out recycling bins to capture used hand-protection for onward recycling (or composting) and help close the loop on the use of plastics. Please ask us for more details.
GripHero differentiates... forecourts use GripHero as the most prominent and visible way to show care and improve the driver's experience and welfare.
GripHero standardises... why is it always so difficult to locate hand-protection on forecourts? Why do dispensers come in varying type, shape, size and colour? Why are they always in random locations, on the other side of the forecourt or facing the wrong direction? For the level of risk to health, shouldn’t it be standardised and immediately to hand?
GripHero stands-out... showing drivers they can keep their hands clean and know exactly where the hand-protection is before they even enter they forecourt.
GripHero enables... drivers have quick, clean and hassle-free access to fuel pumps without suffering contamination of the hands.
GripHero makes hygiene easy... the GripHero offers an innovative take on dispensing hand-protection - user friendly, beautifully designed, ergonomically perfect.
GripHero makes forecourt fans... If fuel price is competitive, the next priority for drivers is clean hands. Which forecourt would you choose?
It's win-win for both parties
A bit about the Company
GripHero Ltd was formed to address an everyday problem facing every motorist on the planet when filling up with fuel – dirty, sticky, smelly hands.
The Company was founded early in 2017 by Oliver Yeo, a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with a multi-award-winning background in engineering design and large-scale project management.
Also an enthusiastic motorist, it was during an intense spell of travelling – and hence a great many fill ups at fuel stations – that the real lack of consistency and reliability in the provision of hand-protection was observed. Moreover, it didn't seem right that several gloves could easily be pulled at the same time, nor that the materials used couldn't be recycled.
And so a passionate team embarked on a mission to:
+ reduce unnecessary waste on forecourts;
+ make the protective materials more environmentally friendly;
+ make them Anti-Static and ATEX-certified;
+ and locate easy-to-use dispensers in the most convenient and unmissable position possible.
With so many people in the world gripping the nozzle handles (not lightly touching, but really gripping them), keeping your hands clean at the pumps should be completely convenient to the motorist rather than a burden.
You wouldn’t enter a toilet cubicle to then realise the toilet paper is actually located next to the hand dryers!
Alongside the granted patents, registered designs and trademarks, the GripHero creation has been developed to totally address this problem once and for all.