Devon-based GripHero supplies largest independent forecourt network in Cyprus with protection from contaminants and Covid-19 at the fuel pump

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Devon-based GripHero supplies largest independent forecourt network in Cyprus with protection from Covid-19 at the fuel pump

Devon-based GripHero has expanded its international order book to include Cyprus. Its award-winning dispensers and ATEX-Certified anti-static hand-protection, are set to be installed across 96 EKO Cyprus forecourts accounting for around 30% of all fuel stations on the island, making it the largest independent forecourt network in Cyprus.

Installed to enhance customer safety by minimising the potential transfer of germs, biohazards, chemical or biological contamination, GripHero’s patented dispensers are playing an important role in preventing the transfer of Covid-19 at the fuel pump.

Drivers pulling into EKO Cyrpus forecourts will be able to find GripHero dispensers within easy reach of fuel nozzles. This is made possible through GripHero’s use of antistatic materials, making it the only dispenser permitted internationally, within the fuelling zone.

GripHero is also helping to reduce the environmental impact of hand-protection at EKO’s forecourts. Through the installation of its highly efficient dispensers, which release only one item of hand-protection at a time, GripHero prevents wastage of single use plastic. This is a particular issue for traditional glove dispensers, which are especially prone to the withdrawal clumps of gloves, resulting in excess gloves either being taken away or left by motorists to blow into the environment. On average, GripHero reduces the amount of hand-protection used on forecourts by 55%.

By fitting GripHero, EKO Cyprus is also dramatically slashing its carbon footprint. This is because GripHero has no plastic waste or off-cuts during production, unlike conventional hand protection. It also uses a fraction of the packaging compared to standard alternatives, and minimises space needed for transport. Together, this results in a 75% smaller hand-protection carbon footprint for EKO Cyprus.

A spokesman for the network commented: “At EKO Cyprus, we recognise the extra importance and high demand for customer safety when refueling on our sites. By using GripHero across our network, we are delighted to offer our customers best-in-class, carbon-friendly and certified static-safe protection in the fueling zone.”

Inventor and Managing Director of GripHero, Oli Yeo, commented: “EKO Cyprus is leading the way in the protection of the health and wellbeing of drivers on the island of Cyprus. But that’s far from the full story. Their focus on reducing the impact of single-use hand-protection is set to dramatically lower the volume of single use plastic that could otherwise end up in the marine environment. As a proud island nation that relies on its coastal waters for food, tourism and entertainment, this is understandably a high priority for EKO Cyprus.”

GripHero’s patented product range offers the only dispenser in the world permitted to sit on fuel pump handles. GripHero’s award-winning ATEX-Certified anti-static hand-protection material removes all chance of ignition caused by static, uniquely enabling the dispensers to be fitted and used in the refueling zone.

Since the global spread of Covid-19, forecourt operators and drivers alike have been focussed on protection and safety at the pumps. As a result, GripHero has seen exceptionally high demand, resulting in the business tripling production and capacity, with new orders received on 4 continents.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Lizzie Bailey .

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