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£4,636
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51
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, April 27 2018 6:05 AM UTC +00:00
£4,636
pledged of 36.000 £pledged of 36.000 £ goal
51
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, April 27 2018 6:05 AM UTC +00:00

About

We are a UK based design company that manufacture in USA.

OUR COLORS:

Colors to choose from
Colors to choose from

We have a great range of colors to choose from. If you are lucky enough to be one of the first to pledge during our early bird stage you can pledge for three units of different colors and save a massive $216 over the MSRP.

Everyone Has A Good Use For A Lift-n-Lok
Everyone Has A Good Use For A Lift-n-Lok

Crafts, Hobby Storage, RC modelling, DIY, Professional trades, Service engineers, Electronic, Mechanics, Make up and Fishing.Order for your friends and family

* Lift-n-Lok is the perfect Birthday or Fathers day gift - Early pledges should be delivered by June 17th (USA only) *

Due to our investment to date in this project we WILL deliver your rewards:

  • We have already delivered our tooling to the factory in Pennsylvania.
  • The factory have already completed a small test run to set up temperatures and ensure our tooling runs to spec in their machines.
  • What you see in our photos has been manufactured from our initial test run and colors are as the photos (subject to the quality of your monitor) and yes pink really is pink not red!
  • We have our rolling manufacturing slot booked for 10th May 2018 We will order the bespoke plastic formula which we used for the storage systems in our video from our USA supplier as soon as we reach the project goal, this takes two weeks.
  • We have no suppliers outside USA.
Our tooling ready to run!
Our tooling ready to run!

Why Lift-n-Lok was invented: 

In the design stage we made a list of criteria we wanted our box to have:-

  • Drawers for small parts.
  • A storage bin for tools and equipment.
  • No fiddly flaps and catches.
  • No mixture between compartments.
  • Nothing to jam the drawers.
  • No lids on the drawers that also have fiddly catches.
  • Fast and easy to use.
  • Easy to operate when wearing gloves.
  • Automatic fastening when you pick it up.
  • Extremely strong and durable.

We named our new storage system "Lift-n-Lok" because when you pick up the handle or move it to the front everything fastens securely therefore doing away with fiddly catches, flaps and lids on drawers.

As Reviewed By:

 The Lift-n-Lok was designed with the following users in mind:-

  • Fisherman
  • Hobbyists
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Professional Tradesman
  • Do It Yourselfers
  • Model Enthusiasts
  • Service Engineers
  • Mechanics
  • Make up Artists
  • Crafters

Lift-n-Lok is ideal to use as the one toolbox you keep in your home for all the small jobs such as hanging pictures etc.

EVERYONE has a good use for a Lift-n-Lok.

Technical Information:

How it Works
How it Works

The cam attached to the ends of the handle lifts the drawers as the handle is raised This closes the clearance gap between the drawers and interlocks them with the main body, it also fastens the lid. The handle can then be moved to the forward position for storage. The system ensures that no extra effort is required above that needed to lift the unit. The fastening system is extremely reliable because gravity always works! 

Sizes:

Drawer Sizes
Drawer Sizes

Dividers marked in blue are removable.

OUR CAMPAIGN:

If our campaign is successful not only will you be backing a unique product for storing your equipment you will also be helping US manufacturing. Your backing will help us go into production and to export abroad as well. By backing us at this early start up stage you will get a high quality reward at a heavily discounted price and at the same time help us get up and running.

Shipping the Rewards:

We will be shipping the rewards on a strictly first come first served basis, the sooner you make your pledge the sooner you will get your reward.

Shipping will start on the 17th May 2018.

Other Ways You Can Help:

If you believe in our project we would be very grateful if you could post our campaign on your Facebook, Instagram or fire off a Tweet about our project and we can help to revive US manufacturing together. This will help us to reach our target earlier and start production sooner.

Who are we?

PDY Systems was started up by Paul and Graeme Purdy when Paul invented a new fastening system for portable storage units that have drawers. Manufacturing and fulfilment is all taken care of by our manufacturing partner, Engineered Plastics LLP in Pennsylvania.  Without the expertise and encouragement of Kurt, Terry and all the hard working people at the factory this project would not have run as smoothly as it has.

Mike Lazar at West Media Productions in Florida does our video production for us.

We have been fortunate to have found very honest and straightforward people to work with, this has been the key to any success we get. Their help has made this project possible.

Paul Purdy (Designer / Inventor).

I have worked in the Property Department on films for over 35 years working my way up to Property Master, most recently on "Tomb Raider" and "Mamma Mia 2". My main focus had been the manufacture of unique props. You can see the films I have worked on by going to IMDB.com and searching for my name. I design our products in the SolidWorks CAD program which I have been using for many years. I invented the Lift-n-Lok mechanism after treading on and breaking the drawer flap of a traditional fishing tackle box, this prompted me to design a fastening system which does away with the many problems I have had with the traditional systems. As our design is now ready for manufacturing I am moving over to customer service. In my spare time I go fishing and restore old motorcycles for fun although I am not getting much time for hobbies at the moment. My long suffering wife Janette and family have been super supportive during the journey from concept to our current stage.

Graeme Purdy (Director / Manufacturing).

Like Paul I have also worked in the film Property Department for many years and have been the Property Master on some of the largest epic films to be made in recent years such as "Gladiator" and "Kingdom of Heaven". I too can be found on IMDB.com I work with our manufacturer and oversee our accounts and admin. Both of us work on customer service. I raced motorcycles when I was younger with a reasonable amount of success and enjoy yearly trips to the TT at the Isle of Man with Paul. I am supported by my wife Eliza and my two sons.

Risks and challenges

We have already produced a small number from our tooling to ensure everything runs OK and are now ready to manufacture.
Due to the nature of our product and the size of our tooling (the body tooling alone weighs as much as a truck) we need to manufacture a minimum run to enable us to go into production.
Our manufacturing facility is in Erie, PA. This means we will be in control of quality and delivery times without the risks and delays associated with importing.

We are not asking for funding for R&D, design work, engineering, trips to China to set up manufacturing or tooling because we have already done all that and anyway we don't speak Chinese!!

What we will do with your money in this order:
1) We will pay Engineered Plastics to get our tooling off the rack and manufacture your rewards, this will include paying for our plastic mix on their account. EP will also do the assembly, packaging and shipping labels.
2) We will pay for the shipping cartons.
3) We will pay UPS for shipping on our account.
4)There are no other expenses and no wages to pay at our end because our company is owned and operated by Graeme Purdy and Paul Purdy.

Your backing will litterally Kickstart our production and as a reward you will receive a great product and our gratitude.

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    Thank you for believing in our project. Your support is truly appreciated and we will keep you updated as we go into production.

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    Super Early Bird Special Single

    As a special thank you to very early backers you will receive one amazing Lift-n-Lok for nearly half MSRP of $119. Choose any one of 5 colors available.
    We will deliver these rewards by Fathers Day.
    A Lift-n-Lok makes a great gift!
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    Super Early Bird Special 3 Pack

    As a special thank you to very early backers you will receive THREE amazing Lift-n-Loks for less half MSRP of $357. Mix-n-match between any of the 5 color choices available

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    Lift-n-Lok 3-Pack

    Get 3 Lift-n-Loks, mix-n-match from a choice of 5 colors on offer. Save $125 off the expected retail price for 3.

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    Dealer Pallet for stores and clubs

    Get a full pallet of 27 Lift-n-Loks, mix-n-match from a choice of 5 colors on offer. Club together with your friends and buy a pallet.

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Funding period

- (35 days)