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Stayhold Limited Partners with Velcro Companies

Over the course of the last year we have been busy growing a new relationship that has been developing in the world of organisation products. Having met some great people from Velcro Companies last year we quickly realised the synergies between our companies and products. With our core product range being made possible by VELCRO® Brand technology and our similar outlook on the possibilities of bringing great organisational products to our customers we began a partnership. This partnership will allow both companies to grow in the consumer space and will greatly help us to focus more on product design and development.

We are thrilled and excited about the opportunities ahead and are physced to have partnered with the worlds leading fastening company and to become associated with a household name such as VELCRO® Brand Fasteners.

 

See below press releases from both companies. 

 

Irish product company STAYHOLD™ partners with multinational technology and materials company Velcro Companies through equity investment round to aid new product development.

DUBLIN, Ireland — STAYHOLD™ announced today that it has finalised a strategic partnership with Velcro Companies which includes an equity investment and a global distribution agreement.

STAYHOLD cargo organisation products are made possible by VELCRO® Brand technology using micro hook material to stick to the carpet surface in your car and act as removable modular walls that stop loose items from moving around and getting damaged.

Don O’Shea and Johnny Dillon from Focus Consulting acted as lead corporate finance advisor to Stayhold during the successful equity investment and continue to be retained as advisors to the Company.

The company aims to use the new partnership and funds to accelerate their R&D pipeline and bring to market other cargo management products for applications across various transport categories. Under the agreement, Velcro Companies will be the exclusive distributor for STAYHOLD in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and, by the end of the year, the US and Latin America.

Following an intense 3 years since launch having brought their brand to over 20 countries the founders are delighted to have such a key partner on board to help expand the reach of STAYHOLD products into cars in more countries around the globe.

STAYHOLD products are useful and applicable for any car owner and can be used to secure almost any item you need to carry with you. For daily use, preventing groceries and DIY goods toppling and either spilling or causing damage in your car is reason enough to keep a set in your trunk but the other uses are uncountable, from carrying that delicate birthday cake, securing potted plants, keeping sports equipment compartmentalised, holding bottles and car cleaning sprays, holding your heavy toolbox in place, or keeping your emergency gear ready till you need it.

“The VELCRO® Brand sure knows the world of organization and STAYHOLD is bringing new levels of organization and safety to people transporting goods in their cars, it’s a match made in heaven!” says Stayhold CEO Michael Culleton.

“We have been working on some exciting new product ranges for the cargo market and cannot wait to launch into a couple of new sectors next year. Having a household brand name company such as the VELCRO® behind us as a small product startup is a huge boost and will help us to revolutionise cargo safety and launch innovative new ranges to a global market” says creative director Ben Millett.

Coinciding with this landmark partnership is a collaborative effort between the two companies to distribute STAYHOLD products in major global markets through Velcro Companies. The STAYHOLD product range has just been launched across all HALFORDS stores in the UK and Ireland, the latest in a line of retailers that has taken up the innovative product.

 

Mark Sater, Vice President of Strategic Execution for Velcro Companies, said: “The partnership with STAYHOLD brings together two companies with a passion for creating innovative products that meet consumers’ everyday needs. We are very excited to continue our work with this dynamic company.” 

Don O’ Shea, Director of Focus Consulting, said: “We are delighted to work with such an exciting and progressive company. We have no doubt that this investment will position the Company to deliver upon its exciting growth forecasts. We look forward to the continued evolution of the Company in the coming years.”

Headquartered in Swords, just outside Dublin in Ireland STAYHOLD is now set to expand it’s headcount in the creative and account management departments to balance the demand from new markets and increase it’s R&D and industrial design programme. Director of R&D Alan Harrison mentioned that “we (STAYHOLD) aim to establish our brand as a key name in the cargo and automotive accessories market space and want to develop innovative, useful and lasting products which are associated with quality and ease of use.”

Press Contact - press@stayhold.com

Product Details see - www.stayhold.com

 

Boston, MA – November 11, 2016 – Velcro Companies, the leading independent company in the global fastening industry, today announced it has established a partnership with STAYHOLD Ltd., a leader in anti-movement and storage solutions for consumers on the go. 

Velcro Companies has agreed to make a financial investment in STAYHOLD and will be its exclusive distribution partner immediately in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and by the end of the year in the US and Latin America.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

Fraser Cameron, CEO of Velcro Companies, said: “This agreement reflects our commitment to create a powerful global consumer business by developing new products and leveraging the strong consumer awareness of the VELCRO® brand. With a heritage of innovation and a passion for great product design, STAYHOLD is an ideal partner to help us realize this goal.” 

Mark Sater, Vice President of Strategic Execution for Velcro Companies, said: “We look forward to working with STAYHOLD to bring its products into new markets and to integrate VELCRO® brand technologies in a wide range of applications. STAYHOLD’S skills, knowledge and technical expertise in product development complement our own, and together we will be able to create products that consumers truly value.”

STAYHOLD cargo organization products are made possible by Velcro® Brand technology using micro hook material to stick to the carpet surface in car interiors and act as removable modular walls that stop loose items from moving around and getting damaged.  Today, STAYHOLD products are sold in more than 20 countries. 

Through Velcro Companies’ distribution network, STAYHOLD products are now available in major retailers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand and have been launched on Amazon in the UK.  STAYHOLD and Velcro Companies debuted their partnership at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) annual convention, the premier automotive specialty products trade event, on November 1 in Las Vegas. 

For more information on STAYHOLD, please visit: www.stayhold.com


About Velcro Companies:
Velcro Companies is a technology-driven, global organization providing fastening solutions that solve problems in simple, elegant and surprising ways for businesses and consumers around the world. We have a heritage of innovation spanning more than 50 years and own over 400 active patents and numerous trademarks, including the VELCRO® trademark, which is registered throughout the world. We develop and deliver solutions for customers through an integrated production and service system that includes manufacturing locations in the United States, Belgium, Canada, Mexico, Uruguay, Spain and China and sales offices around the world. To buy genuine VELCRO® brand products and to find out more about our company, visit www.velcro.com.

Note to editors:
At Velcro Companies, we are proud that VELCRO® brand products have become a part of everyday life, but that ubiquity sometimes produces confusion. The VELCRO® trademark should be used only when referring to genuine VELCRO® brand fasteners.  Non-VELCRO® brand products should be identified by their functional terms, such as “hook and loop,” “self-adhesive straps,” and so forth.  The VELCRO® mark should always be used as an adjective and never as a noun or a verb.  The term “Velcro Companies” should be used when referring to our company and its executives.
The proper use of the VELCRO® trademark assists us in safeguarding the integrity of the VELCRO® brand, and helps to protect consumers from products incorrectly sold as VELCRO® brand products.  For further information on the proper use of the VELCRO® trademark, please see the guidelines on our website. 

Contact:

Julie Barry
Velcro Companies 
jbarry@velcro.com

So do we. 

That time of year when maybe you're doing a few bits in the garden and putting in some new plants or getting some flowers for the bed. 

Well we want to keep your plants safe until they make it into the ground. 

WHAT DO YOU USE YOURS FOR?

We use our Cargo Organisers every day and keep all our stuff safe with them. It let's us worry about the bigger things and know that we won't have chaos in the car when we go around a bend. 

Every day we're hearing about new things STAYHOLD™ can be used to secure and new uses people have used theirs for. 

Such a simple and versatile product that's use extends beyond simply holding the milk and eggs in place.

Using STAYHOLD™ Cargo Organiser as impromptu shelves at a tradeshow

We used a few Stayholds at a show recently as a set of impromptu shelves by just sticking them onto the back of our display unit. Perfect to hold flyers and stationary for quick access! 

 

When it's something really big you'd better use a few! (Can't say much about the tidiness of the other half of the boot though :-I )

Even just a couple of Minis do the job... Don't want that rolling around in your truck! 

 

When you're carrying a lot of stuff you want to keep it somewhat organised! We say, the more Stayholds the better! Keep all your junk at bay and create some usable space! 

These guys have a pretty trunk and they made good double use of a utility strap, holding their plant pot and the San Pellegrino.

 

 

Minis work great in pairs and you can use them with pretty much anything.

 

Those big crates people like to use are best held in place with a Classic STAYHOLD™. NOT. GOING. ANYWHERE.

This user loves to use their Classics on each side of the trunk creating a little nook for random stuff. The great part is it still allows access to the underfloor area.

We'd love to see what you use yours for. Let us know on social media or drop us a mail at hello@stayhold.com 

TRADESHOWS

It's been a furious year in STAYHOLD™ land and we haven't been good to our blog so heres a recap on some of the shows we've done recently. 

We had a great time exhibiting at SEMA in Las Vegas, The Paris Expo and The Spring Fair in Birmingham.

Sharing a few pics from the trips below.

Overview of SEMA, Las Vegas, 2015

STAY HOLD display stand at SEMA tradeshow Las Vegas 2015

View over tradeshow hall at SEMA Las Vegas 2015

Stayhold in new product showcase at SEMA Las Vegas 2015

We got showcased as innovative new products...

Checking our Caesars Palace, SEMA, Las Vegas 2015

The track outside SEMA Las Vegas 2015. Westgate hotel in the background

Ford ecoboost GT on display on the Ford stand at SEMA Las Vegas 2015

Massive Engine Drag car at SEMA Las Vegas 2015

Saw some pretty cool cars at SEMA...

STAYHOLD Display Booth at Spring Fair, Birmingham 2016

Arch de Triomphe, Paris

Wheeling in MDU display units for STAYHOLD™ at the Paris Expo 2015

STAYHOLD™ Classic using Quickstraps™ to hold car polish and sprays

And introduced loads of people to STAYHOLD™ and how it can make their boot or trunk awesome!!

We're looking forward to sharing STAYHOLD™ during more upcoming shows this year and next and we thank our customers and distributors for all of their help and support so far! 

 

We just had a crazy week in Las Vegas.... Not that kind of Las Vegas crazy though. We were exhibiting STAYHOLD™ at the National Hardware Show in the Las Vegas Convention Centre. 

Being the first time we have formally shown Stayhold in the USA we were very excited and anxious. Stayhold was met at the show with a warm and interested audience and we came away glowing with the notion that America loves Stayhold! We are thankful for everyone who took the time to stop by our stand and let us tell you and show you all about Stayhold. Thanks also to the show organizers who were extremely accommodating and helpful. Stayhold was also voted 2nd coolest new product at the show! Whoop! 

While we were there we took the opportunity to check out Vegas and show Stayhold some of the sights. 

 

Hi guys,

Happy New Year to all our followers and customers. Better late than never!

Sorry for the lack of updates here, we've been really busy developing Stayhold in markets around the world.

We've had a lot of fun along the way, here's some of the highlights... 

 

AUTOMECHANIKA

 

 

 

We brought Stayhold along to Automechanika in Frankfurt this September to show it to the world. We were bowled over by the response Stayhold received from everyone we talked to at the show. We had a small stand in a corner in one of the giant halls in Messe Frankfurt but we felt like we were on top of a podium and everyone at the show could see us. We had the opportunity to meet some amazing people from all over the world and want to say a big thank you to everyone who came by our stand, checked out Stayhold and expressed interested in selling Stayhold within their country. 

 

We had a fantastic time at the show, we enjoyed a lot of Bratwurst and some fine German beer. 

 

 

 Automechanika is one of the biggest automotive trade shows in the world,
with over 1M visitors over the course of the week it is a fantastic opportunity to
showcase your brand and company.

 

Patrick, Michael and Alan looking well at our stand!

 

The show was our first opportunity to show off our brand new multiple display point of sale unit!!!

 

We saw loads of awesome cars too! 

 

 

AWARDS
We have been lucky enough to be nominated for a few awards, and we also won a one or two! It's been a fantastic experience and we have met great people and learned a lot along the way! 
We'd like to thank everyone involved with Intertrade Seedcorn, Irish Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE), Bank of Ireland Startup Awards, Fingal Chamber of Commerce and the Local Enterprise Office Fingal. Congratulations to all of the other finalists and entrants also! 

 

 

 

Multiple Display Unit
Having only launched in June 2013 we have introduced our new Stayhold Mini, Quickstraps and Utility Straps to our cargo range in 2014. These have been well received and our customers love using the products in combination to make Stayhold work for whatever they need.
We were happy to introduce our MDU for retail at the Automechanika Trade Show in September and since then we have been receiving a phenomenal response to it. Our new display is an easy option to display Stayhold products in your store and also has the option of a built in display that plays our product video (Hate it when this happens?)

 

Distributors
We are proud to be partnering with various distributors here in Ireland, throughout Europe and the States. We are building our network to enable us to make Stayhold products available as far and wide as possible. We believe every car should have Stayhold in their boot, not just for convenience but for the added safety aspect of preventing potentially dangerous loose objects from causing harm or damage. If you are interested in distributing Stayhold and want to know more, send us an email with your company details to hello@stayhold.com

 

2015 and beyond
It has been a rock and roll couple of years for us. As a product startup in Ireland we have had the support and advice from the design community here along with lots of people wanting to lend a hand. Our partners in The Netherlands have also been invaluable in our journey so far. Mostly we would like to thank our customers for their amazing feedback and comments. We want everyone to experience the peace of mind of using a Stayhold in their car boot and we wish everyone the best for 2015. We hope you all chase your dreams. 

 

 

 

 

We have just launched on the TV shopping channel, QVC in the USA. They are running an exclusive combo pack that you can't get anywhere else for a great price. The pack has 1 Stayhold Classic and 3 Stayhold Minis.

Keep an eye out for our slot. They really show how well the Stayhold works!

As always, tell your friends and families. 

Check it out here

http://www.qvc.com/Set-of-4-StayHold-Car-Organizers.product.V33020.html?sc=V33020-SRCH&cm_sp=VIEWPOSITION-_-1-_-V33020&catentryImage=http://images.qvc.com/is/image/v/20/v33020.001?$uslarge$

NEW VIDEO!

August 06, 2014

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Hi, we spent some time putting together a little video that shows of all of our products.

 

1. Spilled milk in your car smells really really bad. 

2. But not as bad as broken eggs...

3. Less distractions while driving.

4. Never hear that noise of things rolling around again.

5. Conversation spinner "Where did you get that?"

6. Really quick and easy to use.

7. No more broken things in your trunk

8. Great gift for the person who has everything

9. Supporting a new business

10. Peace of mind while driving

 

Introducing STAYHOLD™ MINI Cargo Companion. Mini works just the same as Stayhold Classic, and can be used alone or with the original to hold smaller items, or help with difficult spaces. Stayhold Mini is useful for single everyday items, in the trunk or the footwell, but is also strong enough to hold a suitcase or toolbox.

http://www.stayhold.com/collections/frontpage/products/stayhold-mini

 

 

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