The Yaktrax.co.uk website is part of Specialist Ltd which, as the name suggests, focuses on niche market products. The company is owned and run by the Francis family from their base in Surrey and includes another niche market business, wholly unrelated to ice safety, www.galensgarden.co.uk.
We are not the manufacturers. Yaktrax® is manufactured by the American company Yaktrax LLC which is owned by another American company, Implus Footcare LLC, which has EU Headquarters in France. We’ve been selling Yaktrax® ice grips in the UK for over 15 years now though, so we know a fair amount about the products, all of which we’ve added to our site.
Selling ice grips was something we ‘fell into’ when we couldn’t find anything in the UK to keep us safe on icy pavements as we walked our dog to the local park.
After weeks of internet research in the autumn of 2003, we found these amazing products manufactured by Yaktrax Inc in America.
Although we could just have bought a few pairs for ourselves, family and friends, we decided the product was so important and so good, that we had to sell them in the UK.
We contacted them, they agreed to let us sell their products in the UK, and yaktrax.co.uk was born.
Information on Specialist Ltd’s web site www.yaktrax.uk are the opinions of Specialist Ltd and may not reflect those of either the manufacturers Yaktrax LLC or its owners Implus LLC