Devon business GripHero sees major rollout of its hand protection dispensers across UK motorway service stations

Manufacturing | Retail | South West

GripHero, a manufacturer of ATEX-Certified anti-static hand-protection dispensers, has announced that 70% of the UK’s motorway service stations are GripHero ready to protect motorists this August Bank holiday.

The announcement follows a Titanic effort by the majority of the UK’s Motorway Service Area operators to install GripHero dispensers across the entire motorway network.

Every motorway on mainland Britain is now equipped with a GripHero service station on it, providing the world’s only static-safe protection to drivers from chemical and biological contamination – and the possibility of contraction of Covid-19 – when handling the fuel nozzles.

Located on each and every fuel bay and in many cases on each fuel pump, GripHero avoids another issue typically encountered over bank holidays; shortages of hand-protection.

This is achieved through the dispensers’ one item withdrawal mechanism, which prevents clumps of gloves being withdrawn and wasted; a common problem with traditional dispensers which leads to frequent shortages of hand-protection at peak times.

Oli Yeo, inventor and managing director of GripHero, said: “Protecting the health and wellbeing of drivers across the UK motorway network is a dream come true. When we started out, our vision was to change the face of forecourts for the better, and here we are today doing exactly that at the same time as dramatically reducing the environmental impact of hand-protection used on forecourts and service stations.

“We’re helping forecourt owners to protect drivers, and we’re helping to boost sales of goods as drivers with clean hands have been shown to be 76% more likely to make impromptu purchases of snacks and drinks, if they can easily keep their hands clean while filling up.”

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