Great British Tooling for a Great British Product

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ViperClip is a unique and innovative solution for fastening cables to wooden structures.

The clips are secured using a battery powered stapler and are designed to make the process faster, easier and safer for the electrician.

To bring a cable clip product like this to market, ViperClip had very specific design requirements to ensure a safe installation but also at a price point which ensured it was affordable to use in volume.

The ViperClip team wanted this product made in the UK but were concerned this wasn’t going to be possible due to what they thought would be a higher cost than the Far East.

 And when they say the ViperClip products are made in the UK they mean they designed, sourced, manufactured, and assembled the product parts from UK companies only!

Full credit to Roger Vance and the  Ad-Vance Engineering team from Lisburn, Northern Ireland who designed and manufactured the complex Injection mould tools for ViperClip.

The ViperClip team met with Ad-Vance Engineering, who were shortlisted in the UK Plastics Awards 2023, to discuss product requirements and MD Roger Vance developed an innovative tooling solution that would generate parts at the volume, speed and cost that were required. Ad -Vance Engineering demonstrated the necessary skills, expertise and the highest level of toolmaking to manufacture parts which worked perfectly-first time!

Thanks also to Rugby Plastics in Leicester, who delivered our injection moulding along with Frank Shaw in Gloucester and Clamason Industries in Kingswinford.

The integrated project team also included QM systems in Kidderminster who designed and built a machine to assemble the Viper clips. Product designers, BigSmall Design from Belfast and RDD+ in York helped bring the concept  to life.

So, when ViperClip say their clips are made in the UK – they can claim they truly are!

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