The Leominster-based company that developed the award-winning J-Strut prop is aiming for a huge 2024, after launching an online retail outlet.
J-strut offers a faster, safer and easier alternative to conventional acrow props, and the system is now being sold exclusively at J-strut.com.
The firm decided to sell direct to ensure that customers have access to the ‘smarter way of propping’ at the best possible price, with the MSRP set at £39.95 each for 10+ units.
New partnerships with Peartree Logistics and other national carriers have enabled the J-struts to be delivered nationwide, with next-day delivery now available.
“It has been a significant time for our business, with two milestone moments taking place within a matter of months," explained J-strut’s product champion, Will Helme.
“After all the interest J-strut has received, both from a productivity and safety perspective and all the builder-led development and testing, we are now fulfilling orders via our dedicated online shop."
J-strut is the brainchild of engineers at Grove Design. The patented pinion gear fits on a standard half-inch impact wrench. By meshing the pinion gear with its counterparts fitted on the J-strut, the operator can adjust the support height and disengage the load at the press of a trigger.
Other considerations surrounding operator welfare have also been addressed by Grove, such as coating the wire leash in rubber to prevent frayed wires becoming a skin puncture hazard, as well as displaying details of a free chat service run by Mates in Mind, a charity established by the British Safety Council to provide sector-specific mental health support.
“We had a huge amount of interest from the hire industry when we exhibited at the Executive Hire show in 2022," Will added.
“We’re now in a strong position to help hire companies usher in the next generation of props, with sales traction, testimonials from builders, as well as a rapidly growing social media presence and awards to our name."
See J-strut and meet the team on stand k51 at the 2024 Executive Hire Show.