Innovative Lawn Tools
Case Study Archives: Lawn Tools by She-Edison, LLC
She-Edison LLC is a lawn tool inventor and marketer. The company’s patented SnapBagger® leaf collector helps lawn and garden workers accomplish two bagging steps with a single tool. Their unique product holds the bag open and allows workers to fill the bag at the same time. This innovative tool also uses the new concept of taking the bag to where the leaves are with an easy and unique shoveling motion.
The SnapBagger lawn tool by She-Edison LLC eliminates touching wet and dirty leaves while minimizing bending, stooping and twisting. Its unique bungee-in-trash-bag design makes bag attachment quick and secure. It allows you to use the tool dynamically and eliminates the risk of the bag slipping off.
The company sent prototypes to three US manufacturers (the largest American sheet-metal fabricators); the estimated costs were so high that competing in the intensive lawn-and-garden market would have been prohibitive. The Denver-based company then discovered ITI with its specialized offshore manufacturing/delivery capabilities to help produce a competitive product that continued to meet She-Edison’s standards for ease-of-assembly and ruggedness.
ITI’s Asian production and quality-assurance capabilities let She-Edison manufacture, import and distribute finished SnapBagger lawn tools for a cost-per-piece that consistently meets the company’s profit margin goals while maintaining quality. She-Edison concentrates on extending its marketing and sales activities while ITI manages the offshore supply chain.