TB Davies long standing US partner Little Giant Ladder Systems launched nine new products at the Las Vegas Hardware show last month. The stand was literally brimming with new ideas and innovations designed with making the user safer and more productive with his ladder.
Among the nine new ladders was the brand new BigTrex™, showing many new patented technologies created to improve an already amazing tool. From its extra wide treads to its new X shaped hinges, this ladder has it all. It comes with a built in AirDeck™, a tray that can be used for a variety of tasks. It is magnetic, to hold small parts such as nails and screws. It also can hold varying sizes of paints as well as other tools.
CEO Ryan Moss said “Other companies are so caught up in driving down the cost of the commodity that they haven’t really focused on the end user and put in innovation that matters. We are launching an innovative strike into the ladder category with new ladders that go across the spectrum. We are going to take the Little Giant brand name, take the innovation and quality and plug that across the breadth of all ladder styles.”
David Gray Director of TB Davies said “There are so many synergies between TB Davies and Little Giant Ladders and I completely agree with their CEO Hal Wing when he explains that we are using the same ladders today as our great grandfathers. Our competitors have fallen into a comfort zone showing little or no innovation for decades and that is not good news for ladder users”
Other products on show included the Sumo Stance™ that has a flared base for increased stability that can adjust for use on uneven ground providing all round increased safety for the user. Synergy™, SwitchBlade™ and MicroBurst™ will also have us rethinking the way we look at ladders.
National Accounts Manager Dave Francis added “We want to be the innovators in the entire ladder category because the industry has been stale for one hundred years.”
The roll out program will begin later this year for these and a raft of new product developments. Please look at the videos on our website and let us know which ones you would like to see first.