CEF launches product created from customer’s kitchen table

CEF has launched a new industry product, designed by a loyal CEF customer. The JAKODA Socket Tester Holder, created by Duncan Thomson, using components from his local store, is now available to purchase across 400+ CEF branches and online. 


Duncan, an electrician himself, has solved a significant problem for professionals in the industry – socket testers being damaged while loose in tool bags. After years of frustration and replacements, Duncan took to creating his solution, using components sourced from his local CEF Bideford branch and innovatively put together at his kitchen table.


After introducing the product to his local store and a few posts on his Instagram page, Surf Bay Spark, it quickly gained popularity in his local area and with tradesmen around the UK. He continued producing them at home and eventually, as demand grew bigger, he was approached by one of CEF’s suppliers, Super Rod, to assist.


This led to the partnership which has seen the JAKODA Holder produced and sold in CEF’s 400+ branches throughout the country, as well as on the brand’s website, making his product available to tradespeople all over the UK. 


CEF has played an important role in the infancy of Duncan’s product with Steve Palmer, Account Manager at his local store, saying, “For the last couple of years now, we’ve been supplying Duncan with parts for his JAKODA project. It has been an exciting journey, seeing it progress from its initial concept to an actual product and we’re immensely proud to have played a small part in this innovative product.”


Duncan says, “Having been a CEF Bideford customer for nearly 10 years, I have built a strong relationship with the team. They have consistently been a reliable supplier, able to get me what I need quickly without fail.”


The Super Rod Jakoda Socket Tester Holder is available at CEF stores or online at £22.74. 


To read more on CEF, click here.

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