Established in Los Angeles by Sebastian Giefer, Griplock® Systems begins designing and marketing adjustable cable suspension systems, primarily for the Linear Fluorescent Lighting and Theatrical Rigging Industries. Griplock® partners with Reutlinger GmbH of Frankfurt, Germany to manufacture an exclusive line of Griplock Grippers for the North, Central and South American markets. Established in 1873, Reutlinger GmbH of Frankfurt, Germany, one of the oldest wire cable manufacturers in Europe, introduced its cable-gripping system over 20 years ago.
Griplock® adds its proprietary Art Suspension System for Galleries, Museums and private collections.
Company moves to Santa Barbara, California.
Griplock® develops a secondary line of economically priced Asian manufactured product.
Company moves to new headquarters and warehouse space in Carpinteria, California.
Griplock® develops new products for the Sign Hanging, HVAC and Cable Tray Suspension Industries and introduces Reutlinger’s line of award-winning heavy-duty Grippers with weight load capacities exceeding 5,000 Lbs.
Griplock® presents a complete new line of satin-chrome Grippers for the Retail Display and Retail Signage Industry.
Griplock® introduces a Reverse Release Heavy Duty Gripper to the Oil Tank Industry for use in supporting Internal Floating Roofs.
KCA Partners, Ltd. Invests in Griplock® Systems, LLC. Sebastian Giefer assumes a seat on the Board of Directors, remaining involved in product development and customer relationships. Hugo Napier steps into the role of EVP-Sales. Martha Groszewski, former CFO of Patagonia, joins Griplock® as CEO.
Griplock® introduces a new line of Industrial Cable Suspension Systems to support high bay installations and retrofits.
Griplock® develops and presents at Lightfair a UL approved, fully adjustable Class ll Cable Suspension System for LED and other low voltage fixtures.