Our featured “Open Innovation” company for this month is Quickie Manufacturing Corp (“Quickie”).
Quickie began using InventionHome’s submission management system (SMI) two years ago to help streamline their product submission process and to drive 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 through InvetionHome’s product alerts service (Hotlinks).
By centralizing all of their inventor submissions into a single-portal, 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 a Quickie representative, “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’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.”
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.
If your company would like to learn more about streamlining your product submission process and driving more opportunities directly to your company, please contact Bob Raspet at 866-844-6512 x 117