History

Timeline of Slipstop: 1960s to 2023 - Innovating Floor Safety Worldwide

1960s-min
1960s
1960s: The Birth of a Breakthrough
In the 1960s, a revolutionary idea was born on behalf of Boeing Air Industries – a treatment to prevent aircraft skidding off runways. This concept would lay the foundation for what would become the Slipstop Treatment. After rigorous development, the product was officially launched in the 1970s in the USA, quickly finding success in various industries including hospitals, supermarkets, and well-known chains like McDonald's and Pizza Hut.
1960s
1981-min
1981
1981: Expanding Horizons
The year marked a significant milestone with the establishment of the British Head Office and bringing the manufacturing to the UK. This move enabled Slipstop to expand and secure worldwide exclusivity for their innovative floor safety solutions. During this phase, Slipstop's products were primarily tailored for Concrete and Quarry tiles. Soon after, the need for increasing the product line became apparent.
1981
1986
1986
1986: A New Era of Safety
In 1986, Slipstop embarked on a new journey with a remarkable product launch. Extensive research and development efforts paid off as the product range was expanded to also include safety solutions for Natural Stone, Granite, and glazed floor tiles. This development not only enhanced safety but showcased Slipstop's commitment to innovation.
1986
1988-min
1988
1988: A Progressive Leader
The appointment of Sarah Hannah as the head of UK operations and European partner development in 1988 marked a significant milestone. Her leadership represented a progressive step for the company, highlighting a commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.
1988
1989
1989
1989: European Hub
The growing International presence led to the establishment of a central administration and marketing office in Luxembourg in 1989. This strategic move streamlined operations and solidified Slipstop's foothold in the global market.
1989
1990
1990
1990: Worldwide Expansion
The 1990s saw rapid worldwide expansion as Slipstop's network of distributors grew exponentially. The company's solutions were embraced in 36 countries around the world, reflecting its global impact and commitment to floor safety.
1990
1998-min
1998
1998: A Stamp of Quality & Trust
A pioneering moment arrived in 1998 when Slipstop became the first in the industry to achieve ISO Accreditation with an Audit pass with distinction. The accreditation is a stamp of quality assurance and a token of trust. This accolade underscored the company's dedication to maintaining excellent quality management systems.
1998
1999-min
1999
1999: Setting Sail into New Waters
Slipstop entered the cruise industry in 1999, securing its place on the decks of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Carnival Cruise Lines. After a year-long trial period, the success was undeniable. Slipstop began to work closely with the ship yards from newbuilds to drydock refits. That resulted in expansions with Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, P&O.
1999
2000
2000s
2000s: Safety Awards
Safety awards and approvals from prestigious institutions, including Buckingham Palace, showcased Slipstop's credibility. The 2000s proved to be a period that solidified Slipstop's status as the world's leading floor safety specialists. Collaborations with architects, interior designers, and government entities demonstrated its versatility and commitment to tackling projects of all scales.
2000s
2018-min
2018
2018: Remembering a Visionary
In 2018, Slipstop faced a profound loss with the passing of their esteemed Technical & Marketing Director, Terje Brodahl. Despite the setback, the company demonstrated resilience and stability, a testament to its strong foundation and dedicated team.
2018
Slipstop Team meeting with visitors at the Miami Expo
2023
2023: Embracing the Future
As Slipstop celebrated 42 years, a new chapter unfolded. CEO Sarah Hannah and her dynamic team made the bold decision to rebrand, leveraging the power of social media and innovative systems. This reinvigoration symbolized Slipstop's unwavering commitment to walking confidently into the future, ensuring safety and stability for generations to come.
2023

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