Rob Mawley and a work colleague had been in the engineering sector for many years and were unable to find a suitable mobile work surface on which to work and securely store their tools. Using their collective experience in engineering and design, they developed a workbench which became the genesis of the Lockit flatpack workbench. A prototype was built and put to use in a busy engineering environment. After a number of modifications to simplify the assembly and functionality of the workbench, it was ready for production.
Every element and aspect has been carefully thought out, designed and developed whilst taking into consideration the varied work environment that these workbenches will be used in. The two overriding factors were that the workbenches had to be strong and sturdy as well as, being easy to assemble.
Rob Mawley, with a background in orcharding and engineering is primarily responsible for the design, manufacturing and operational aspects of the lockit.
Tony Hocking, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies from Waikato University, with approximately 14 years in the financial services sector and approximately 25 years working in business advisory and consulting roles, is primarily responsible for the financial and administrative aspects of the lockit.
From the original idea to build a kitset workbench through the development stages to the completion of the project, it has been a labour of love, but everyone who has had some input, have had nothing but positive comments. So, we are really pleased, and now we hope you will have many memorable hours using the workbench for your projects, whatever they might be.