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GripHero launches new eco-friendly glove dispenser to boost forecourt in-store sales

GripHero, the maker of the world’s only static-safe glove and fuel-nozzle mounted dispensers, has announced its latest product breakthrough with the launch of the all-new GripHero 2; its smallest-ever, most efficient glove dispenser, which boasts 10% more advertising space than previous models.

 

20% smaller overall, the new dispenser is a ground-up redesign, taking on board feedback from the industry and customers to create a sleeker, universally compatible and faster refill solution, reducing glove-refill replacement times by 90%.

 

Due to be exhibited at APEA Live in November, the new ATEX certified dispenser is now compatible with a range of global nozzle types. The brand new dispenser design is also available as a surface-mounted unit, for use on EV chargers, canopy stanchions and applications beyond the forecourt.

 

The integrated display window allows fuel grade details to be switched with ease and provides forecourts with an even larger area for product promotions and offers on-the-nozzle, catching the eye of drivers as they fill up, boosting in-store sales.

 

The extra advertising space has been created following independent research, which shows that 77% of drivers are more likely to make impromptu purchases of snacks, coffees, ice creams and in-store items if they have clean hands having refuelled. 

 

Like all of GripHero’s 2020 nozzle-mounted dispensers, the new GripHero 2 dispenser is tamper and impact proof, resistant to harsh fuels and chemicals, and is also temperature, weather, and UV-proof; preventing discolouration.

 

Commenting on the new dispenser Oli Yeo, inventor and managing director of GripHero, said: “Since 2018 we’ve been adapting our dispensers to meet the changing demands of international forecourts and legislation. GripHero 2 takes all that learning and brings it together in an all-new dispenser. Combined with our new R100 glove cartridges, made from 100% ‘open loop’ recycled plastics, which cuts CO2 by 94% compared to conventional gloves, we continue to take a lead in helping forecourts to enhance their green credentials.”

 

Luke Jenkins, Sales and Marketing Manager of GripHero, added: “Even though the unit is smaller and more streamlined, GripHero 2 has an increased advertising space on the dispenser. That’s important, because motorists find themselves looking at the fuel-nozzle advert for up to two-minutes. Larger advertising helps entice customers in-store to make multiple purchases; improving forecourt turnover at a time when margins on fuel are often slim.”

 

GripHero is the only patented glove dispenser that uses unique ATEX certified anti-static materials. This allows it to be used internationally within the fueling zone, removing all chance of fuel vapour ignition at the pump, while also blocking any static spark between drivers and fuel equipment.

 

Forecourts making new orders will receive the new GripHero 2 dispenser, which uses the same ATEX-certified glove options as all other GripHero dispensers.