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Gripple Ltd

Winner of five Queen's Awards, Sheffield-based, employer-owned Gripple manufactures the innovative wire fastener. The business sold its 600 millionth unit in 2016, achieving turnover of £67m in 2017. Multi award-winning Gripple has 4000 customers and 650 employees operating in three Sheffield bases, and regional hubs in Strasbourg, Chicago, New Delhi and recently, Japan. The company is the world leading creator of patented time-saving solutions within the construction, agriculture and viticultural markets. Eighty-five per cent of production is exported to 80 countries with 25 percent of annual turnover from products less than five years old. Gripple has an ideas and innovations department and an automation facility.