Gripple was established in 1989 as an ingenious means of joining agricultural wire fencing together. Today, it’s a globally recognised manufacturer, delivering innovative, value-added solutions to construction and agricultural markets.
Employing over 860 people across 21 global locations, We’re proud to manufacture across three sites in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Additional sales hubs are located in Chicago, Obernai, Warsaw, Toronto, New Delhi and Kobe. A 100% employee-owned company, we have a unique approach to business, characterised by investment in people, innovation and sustainable growth.
One particularly damp day in 1985, a wire-salesman and budding entrepreneur named Hugh Facey found himself on a wet hillside in Wales discussing the woes of fencing with a frustrated farmer. Aggravated by cumbersome ways of joining fence wires by bending and knotting, he bemoaned the lack of alternatives.