With a host of new products coming on stream, Knipex has also bolstered its point of sale support for merchants.
Founded in 1882 and now in the fourth generation of family ownership from its base in the German city of Wuppertal, Knipex is one of the world’s leading brands of pliers. Improving ‘functionality, ergonomics and durability’ are said to be the foundations of its constant process of innovation and new product development, and the company is supporting its 2020 product launches with a raft of eye catching point of sale and marketing materials to help boost sales.
New display solutions include glass cases, illuminated boxes and accessories such as shelf stoppers, perforated panel hooks, secondary stands and displays.
Marketing Manager David Barnes said: “Our POS materials can be adapted to your available space, and installation is quick and easy. The selling aids create an attractive display for the range of Knipex products, including the new introductions for 2020.
“Our UK team is available to help merchants with product information and details on how to source the marketing materials and new products.”
Highlights of the new product range for 2020 include the Knipex Cobra XS — billed as the smallest water pump pliers in the world. Offering full functional capability, the pliers are just 100mm long and can be comfortably used with just one hand to make them ideal for use in tight spaces.
The tool can adapt to eleven adjustment positions and grip nuts up to 24 mm in width across flats and other workpieces up to 28 mm. Like all products in the existing Cobra family, the XS is self-locking to pipes and nuts, ensuring no slipping from the workpiece.
Another new addition, the Knipex TubiX pipe cutter features the clever QuickLock single-handed quick adjustment system which makes it easier to cut copper, brass and stainless steel pipes with only one hand. The tool is 180mm in length and will accurately cut pipes from 6 to 35mm in diameter and with a wall thickness of 2mm. An integrated deburring tool is also included in this useful device.
The cutting wheel on the TubiX is made of quality ball-bearing steel while the metal housing is light and durable magnesium. The needle-beared and spring-loaded cutting wheel can be easily exchanged, whilst a spare wheel is also located in the feeding barrel.
Further developments from Knipex include a new 300mm pliers wrench that can now grip width across flats up to a diameter of 68mm (2 1/2″) due to two additional adjustment positions. Equally, the new Knipex CoBolt S is now available with a recess on the cutting edge, so the popular compact bolt cutter can cut through round materials even more effectively.
Amongst the many other range enhancements, the Knipex PreciStrip 16 enables fine, flexible and solid cables to be stripped quickly and precisely from 0.08 to 16mm2.