Our featured “Open Innovation” company for this month is Quickie Manufacturing Corp (“Quickie”). Quickie is wholly owned by Jarden Corporation, the company behind great brands such as Sunbeam, Mr. Coffee, Oster, First Alert, Coleman, Food Saver and many others.
Quickie teamed with InventionHome two years ago for help in streamlining their product / invention submission process and for driving more product opportunities to their company. Today, they have a well-defined submission and product review process and are actively seeking new product opportunities from outside inventors and entrepreneurs and continue to receive new products and inventions through InventionHome’s product alerts service (Hotlinks).
By formalizing their invention submission process with the help of InventionHome, the product development team at Quickie is able to respond quickly to products of interest, while managing all submissions through the entire review process. According to Quickie, “InventionHome’s Open Innovation system has given much more structure to both our submission and review procedures, enabling us to put a greater focus on finding new ideas that are ripe for our company.”
InventionHome will continue to present their inventor client’s products and inventions directly to Quickie with the goal of landing successful license agreements.
Founded in 1919, Quickie is a leading supplier and distributor of innovative cleaning tools and supplies. Wholly owned by Jarden Corporation since December 2010 and headquartered in Cinnaminson, New Jersey with manufacturing facilities in Lumberton, North Carolina, El Paso, Texas and Mexico, Quickie designs, manufactures and distributes over 300 cleaning products for traditional in-home use as well as commercial, contractor-grade applications. These products include mops, brooms, dusters, dust pans, brushes, buckets and other supplies sold primarily under the leading brands Quickie Original®, Quickie Home-Pro®, Quickie Professional®, Quickie Microban, Quickie Green Cleaning® and Lysol™. Quickie has over 100 product-related patents containing value-added features and innovative designs, and is the leader in almost every stick and smallware category in cleaning. Quickie’s historical success is attributable to its commitment to innovation and new product development.