PRESS RELEASE – January 2024
Wallingford’s Announces Distribution of HSP Gripen of Sweden
Wallingford’s Inc. is pleased to announce a new partnership with HSP Gripen of Sweden, one of the largest global manufacturers of forestry, construction, and terminal grapples.
Wallingford’s Inc., with its head office in Oakland, Maine has distribution facilities in New Hampshire, Oregon, Quebec, and Alberta. Founded in 1975, Wallingford’s is the largest wholesale distributor of logging supplies in North America. Since December 2021, Wallingford’s, Inc. is a member of the pewag Group, a global leading company in traction devices and industrial chain solutions (founded 1479) headquartered in Austria.
Chip Wallingford, President of Wallingford’s Inc. stated “We are very excited about this new relationship with HSP Gripen, and look forward to adding this high-quality line of grapples to our product portfolio.”
In 1994, one of Sweden’s many machine operators grew tired of the poor offering and mediocre quality of grapples and decided to start developing and manufacturing his own brand. He had an idea of what was required from a grapple for it to work efficiently and last a long time. Today, HSP Gripen is one of the leading companies within the grapple manufacturing sector. HSP Gripen has all its production based in Hudiksvall, Sweden. HSP Gripen is manufactured using the latest technology to produce grapples of the absolute highest quality. HSP Gripen is also designed so that you will be able to maintain a high level of productivity and work fast. The unique shape of the claws to improve timber handling, the twin cylinders that provides low and even shaft loading – meaning less wear, and the high strength steel are just some of the excellent features you get when choosing a grapple tool from Gripen.
“We are happy and proud to become a trusted part of Wallingford’s network in the North American market,” says Tomas Jonsson, owner of HSP Gripen. Gripen is already an established brand in the forestry sector in the Swedish and Nordic markets. “We have however sold and delivered our grapples to the North American market already since 2000, so with this collaboration we see the potential in gearing up and expand further together with Wallingford’s Inc.,” Jonsson continues.
“HSP Gripen has just launched a new 5-year plan where the company will double its sales volume by 2028. This includes, in addition to a couple of new products, to grow our business outside our home markets, so this is completely in line with our business plan and we are very much looking forward to the new collaboration” says Maria Flöjt, newly appointed CEO at HSP Gripen.
To learn more visit: www.wallingfords.com , www.hsp.se/en or call 1-800-323-3708.