Formero helped the inventor of a new plumbing tool through the complete product development process from design and prototyping to mass production.
Formero is a leading Australian company specialising in a full range of manufacturing services that streamline each stage of the product development process from prototyping through to tooling and production.
Bruce Sherriff, the CEO of Just Water Solutions Pty Ltd decided to help plumbers save time and money by inventing a product that allowed them to spend less time digging and more time getting the job done.
The Gator Snap Tee is a 90mm diameter T junction joiner used for domestic and commercial plumbing applications where a junction needs to be added to an existing or new stormwater pipe. The main benefit is that an existing or new pipe does not need to be cut. Using the Gator Tee Snap, a plumber can now simply dig a small hole, get the pipe ready, snap on the tee and complete the job.
Bruce approached Formero for assistance in all stages of product development. Support for the Snap Tee T junction joiner was provided by Formero right from design and development to prototyping, patent advice and production.
Formero manufactured an injection mould tool through its project management office in Shenzhen, China. The first batch of 1,000 units was then shipped with the tool from China to Melbourne for ongoing mass production in Australia.
Formero continues to support Just Water Solutions with an Australian made product that is on the shelves of respected plumbing product retailers.
Bruce Sherriff comments that Formero’s experienced team worked with him every step of the way, from prototyping to developing an injection mould tool in China for ongoing mass production in Australia.