The History of Gripple
One particularly damp day in 1985, a wire-salesman and budding entrepreneur named Hugh Facey found himself on a wet hillside in Wales discussing the woes of fencing with a frustrated farmer. Aggravated by cumbersome ways of joining fence wires by bending and knotting, he bemoaned the lack of alternatives. Hugh listening intently convinced he could think up a better way of connecting two pieces of wire together. The seeds had been planted, and the idea for the Gripple fastener was born.
Gripple began as one man’s ingenuity to solve a problem. Today, it’s a global brand, servicing five key sectors, employing over 1000 people across 15 global locations. Characterised by our commitment to people and a desire to challenge convention, the business has experienced consistent growth and evolution since our foundation in 1989. Read more about our key milestones, accolades and innovative Gripple solutions on our website.

The Gripple Ethos
Employing over 1,000 people across 15 global locations, we are proud to manufacture across seven sites in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. We are the current ‘Manufacturer of the Year’, and winners of four other prestigious awards from TMMX (The Manufacturer MX Awards) in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. We have additional manufacturing and sales hubs located in Chicago, Obernai, Warsaw, Toronto, New Delhi and Kobe. We are a 100% employee-owned company, meaning we have a unique approach to business, characterised by investment in people, innovation and sustainable growth. We use our business as a force for good as certified by becoming a Certified B Corporation™!

Gripple's Products and Systems
We are a market-leading manufacturer of wire joiners and tensioners for agriculture, innovative suspension solutions for construction and various engineered solutions for civil, solar and other infrastructure applications.

Gripple's Sustainability and Environmental Policies
Our business is characterised by a sustainable approach to growth and a focus on longevity. As a 100% employee-owned company, Gripple will always stay in the hands of our people and in the communities we serve today. We have a responsibility to build a business for the long term which makes reducing our impact on the environment a fundamental part of our vision.
Our aim is to achieve carbon neutrality across the global business in 2023 (our UK operations became carbon neutral in 2022). Our goal is to reach net zero by 2030. Net zero is a necessary target and an important responsibility but our commitment extends beyond that. We want to be a climate positive business and that means not just paying attention to our carbon reductions but collaborating with our neighbours and having a positive impact on our communities.
You can reach more about our journey to climate positive on our website.

What Sets Gripple Apart
Simple installation, maintenance and repair across a range of applications

Our Future
Continuing our commitment to sustainability and reducing our environmental impact with our goal to achieve net zero by 2030. All this, still by delivering high-quality systems and solutions.