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1st Mar 2013


When people say to me 'What do you do for a living?', and I reply that I market telescopic slides, their response is nearly always - 'What on earth are they?'

I try to explain by drawing a parallel between slides and screw fixings - they are everywhere, but you don't always see them.

Look around and you will see them in kitchen drawers, filing cabinets in cash tills. Sometimes they are hidden, but still provide the movement in sliding car armrests and inside ticket machines. Occasionally you can be surprised by just how much they are part of our lives; from cradle to grave.

The pictures tell the story.

Let us know if you have seen some drawer slides in unusual places.

Case studies...

Extendable ramp for wheelchair cargo bike

The cargo bike has been designed so that a wheelchair user can enjoy the freedom of cycling. The manufacturer realised that a standard ramp would be too steep...

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Extendable ramp for wheelchair cargo bike


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