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GRIGA is the lightweight everyday carry multi-tool featuring twelve fundamental uses, designed by technicians for technicians.
380 backers pledged £21,331 to help bring this project to life.

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Help us make the GRIGA available to everyone. Please support our Kickstarter.

WELCOME.

Great to see you at our first Kickstarter. We hope you love the GRIGA as much as we do. Both of us continued working busy freelance schedules while developing GRIGA and have added elements as we progressed.

This has manifested in streamlining the most essential functions into one compact and lightweight ergonomic hand tool to maximise performance and comfort for the end user. We found that carrying the tool everyday meant our rate of work was super efficient and hugely time saving! with repeat journeys back to the tool box a distant memory.

IT ALL BEGAN.

The initial product idea was born from more than 20 years experience as live event technicians, the pain of carrying multiples of cumbersome tools or not having the right tools when we really needed them, the quality and usability of some tools and the damage they can cause to lighting fixtures, clamps, and fasteners. 

SPECIAL FEATURES.

GRIGA features off-point turning so it won't damage your nuts.
GRIGA features off-point turning so it won't damage your nuts.

We have carefully shaped the spanner openings so it grips the flat sides of the nuts and bolts to provide the best possible grip and mechanical advantage, making it impossible to damage and round off the corners. It will also allow you to undo a nut which has already been damaged.

The GRIGA's twelve uses.
The GRIGA's twelve uses.

As we initially designed the tool for ourselves, we have included all the main functions required of our line of work making the combination in the GRIGA very handy for events technicians. 

The hook blade / tape splitter has been designed with the blade set back with a blunted end to the hook so you won't damage your cables when cutting PVC tape from a bar or loom.

GRIGA Multi-tool
GRIGA Multi-tool

The outside handle has a curved profile to allow for a comfortable handgrip even while using for hours at a time. The cut in graphics on the sides provide an anti slip hold. With no moving parts you can flip from one use to another at ease.

Metal prototype displaying graphic grip
Metal prototype displaying graphic grip

To add almost infinite usability we have included a central 1/4" socket which turns GRIGA into a T-bar driver for all your standard bits.

Prototype with compatible driver
Prototype with compatible driver

We have been developing GRIGA for over three years and believe we have created a really useful, comfortable to use multi-tool that fits in your hand and your pocket while clipped to a belt or harness.

The GRIGA: Fits comfortably in your hand and your pocket.
The GRIGA: Fits comfortably in your hand and your pocket.
Packaging idea.
Packaging idea.

 It will change the way you work. 

GRIGA hacks

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For the noise boys and girls.

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Shackle Hack

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Cut through tape...not whats inside

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MEET THE TEAM.

Meet some of the Grigor Group Team.
Meet some of the Grigor Group Team.

The GRIGA was thought up by Greg & Frances, but we've needed help to get this far. We've had advice from business and manufacturing consultants and a lot of support from our friends and colleagues, as our name suggests the company is intended to be a co-operative of professionals. We currently have a pool of people who have become part of Grigor Group and will continue to work with us in future. We also have the support of Steamhouse open workshops in Birmingham.

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE - OUR THANK YOU LIST.

A huge thank you to Isabel Ouro for her endless work on the CAD drawings. Massive thanks to Chris Randall and Ian Whittle at Second Home Studios https://secondhomestudios.com for the wonderful promotional video. Many thanks for original music by the very talented Laura Owen-Wright. Thank you to  Ella Carmen for her portrait photography and video documentation, no one else would make me feel so comfortable in front of a camera! A really big thank you to William Plant and Chloe Roberts at Small Batch Designs for producing an absolutely amazing Website, we're really grateful to have you on board. Thank you Debrah Slama for her superb work helping with research. Thank you Matt Britton for sound business consultation. Thank you Merlyn Rice and all the colleagues, friends and family who have encouraged and supported us on the way, there's too many to name them all!

TIMELINE.

Project Timeline
Project Timeline

We are ready to launch GRIGA to market. We now need your financial backing to begin production. GRIGA has been in continuous development and testing for over three years, we have been exploring different manufacturing possibilities. Creating the tooling and moulds is an expensive process, so we now need your support on this Kickstarter to begin production. We hope to deliver the product In September, however we have allowed time for unforeseen circumstances so we have set a December delivery date on the rewards.

GRIGOR GROUP Ltd.

Company Directors, GRIGA Designers: Frances Rice & Greg Bould
Company Directors, GRIGA Designers: Frances Rice & Greg Bould

Grigor Group is a startup innovative design company created by experienced live events industry specialists with a vision: apply the best possible design principles to every day needs of technical event teams. Primarily our business idea is to establish a brand that delivers great design innovations for our niche market place, the events industry, deliver novel solutions for challenges such as health and safety at work, sustainability and technological advances.

To date we have personally invested more than £30,000 of our own money and endless hours (often after a 12hr+ day or night shift!) tweaking, testing and checking to get the best possible product experience for ourselves and you. Creating Grigor Group Ltd start up business to make it all possible. 

PLEASE SUPPORT US!

Please support and share our Kickstarter to help make our dream a reality.

KICKSTART US! Greg Bould & Frances Rice
KICKSTART US! Greg Bould & Frances Rice

Risks and challenges

We are a startup company, GRIGA is our first trademark and Registered Design product. Both creators have 20+ years experience as live events technicians and Design and Innovation qualifications. GRIGA has been in development for years with working prototypes in use throughout to inform the finished design.

There is a risk of our product being copied in countries where protection cannot be enforced.

Production of our new design will commence once we reach our financial target. The preferred methods have high set up costs including expensive moulds and tooling. The exact method we choose will depend on how much we manage to raise. We will have to decide on the best high quality manufacturing method once the Kickstarter is complete, it could then take up to 3 months to create all tooling. It will then take 6 weeks until the first units are produced.

If we receive very high orders some people may have to wait longer to receive their reward due to manufacturing schedules.

All the prototypes have been manufactured digitally (3D printed) including what looks like cast pieces! which have been made using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) techniques.
The main reason we have been a little vague about materials and manufacture is there are two main avenues for us to pursue.

The primary goal is to make the tool in a lamination of steel plates and a plasticised sheath. This would allow us to make them in all the colours as you've seen.
The second option is to cast them using lost wax moulds. The finish would be metallic as you've seen in many of our images.

The big issue is of course cost. We simply don't have the capital to invest in expensive plastic moulds and tooling unless we hit nearly double our target. The colour option would only be available if our numbers were super amazing here on Kickstarter.
It is still possible as there are still at least three organisations who promised orders of 100 units who have not pledged...but thats business ;-)
Other options such as CNC are possible but again unit prices are high as each piece is a complex machining operation.

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    Thank you for your support in making our new idea a reality. ROCK & ROLL!!!

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    Fire sale!

    Get your GRIGA, free delivery in the UK.
    We want to deliver a GRIGA to you and to all of the wonderful people who have backed this project so far.

    1 x GRIGA multi-tool including:

    1. 21mm hex spanner
    2. 19mm hex spanner
    3. 17mm hex spanner
    4. 3/8" square socket drive adapter
    5. Lanyard eye
    6. 6mm hex socket drive adapter
    7. Wing nut spanner
    8. Diamond shaped wrench
    9. 1/2" square spanner
    10. 8mm hex spanner
    11. Penny driver
    12. Tape splitter

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    Early Bird

    1 GRIGA multi-tool
    Super smart multi tool, only 15.5cm long, featuring off point turning and no moving parts. Including:
    1. 21mm hex spanner
    2. 19mm hex spanner
    3. 17mm hex spanner
    4. 3/8" square socket drive adapter
    5. Lanyard eye
    6. 6mm hex socket drive adapter
    7. Wing nut spanner
    8. Diamond shaped wrench
    9. 1/2" square spanner
    10. 8mm hex spanner
    11. Penny driver
    12. Tape splitter

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    Introducing GRIGA multi-tool

    1 GRIGA multi-tool
    Super smart multi tool, only 15.5cm long, featuring off point turning and no moving parts. Including:
    1. 21mm hex spanner
    2. 19mm hex spanner
    3. 17mm hex spanner
    4. 3/8" square socket drive adapter
    5. Lanyard eye
    6. 6mm hex socket drive adapter
    7. Wing nut spanner
    8. Diamond shaped wrench
    9. 1/2" square spanner
    10. 8mm hex spanner
    11. Penny driver
    12. Tape splitter

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    Keep your GRIGA attached

    1 GRIGA multi-tool plus a customised lanyard to keep it attached to you while working.

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    Nuts & Bolts

    2 x GRIGA multi-tools.

    Locking bolt? Nyloc nut? For when you need a spanner on both ends.

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    On Tour

    3 x GRIGA multi-tools

    Belt, bag and box. For the true professional lampy who's out on the road all the time.

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    Warehouse, tool box & belt. . .

    5 x GRIGA multi-tools

    Because you've got more than one show on the road.

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    For Your Team

    10 x GRIGA multi-tools

    You know your top guys need this.

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    For Local Crew

    50 x GRIGA multi-tools

    Ensure everyone on site has the tools they need.

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    For National Crew

    100 x GRIGA multi-tools

    Do you have a national team who could benefit from this product?

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    Super Early Bird

    Be one the first ever to receive this brand new handy pocket tool!

    1 GRIGA multi-tool.
    Super smart multi tool, only 15.5cm long, featuring off point turning and no moving parts. Including:
    1. 21mm hex spanner
    2. 19mm hex spanner
    3. 17mm hex spanner
    4. 3/8" square socket drive adapter
    5. Lanyard eye
    6. 6mm hex socket drive adapter
    7. Wing nut spanner
    8. Diamond shaped wrench
    9. 1/2" square spanner
    10. 8mm hex spanner
    11. Penny driver
    12. Tape splitter

    International orders may be subject to import duties.

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