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...
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!
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.