Gigglepin 4x4 was launched in 1997 by Jim Marsden. The brief was simple, to supply well priced care for Land Rover type vehicles and to offer good honest service. The next few years saw steady growth for Gigglepin and Jim started to race his Land Rover's in Extreme Winch Challenge events, proving successful early on and taking his first international title in 2000. As the business grew Gigglepin invested and found themselves moving premises in 2000 to the Gaza Trading Estate. We first moved into a modest two bay workshop but we have continued to grow and have expanded year on year to much larger workshops, a large parts and service department, all of which are housed on the same site.
Whilst growing the main Business Jim found himself racing all over Europe and still collecting titles. Then in 2003 he started modifying and building up-rated components for the legendary Warn 8274 winch. The favoured winch of competitors worldwide. Jim started manufacturing further modifications and then in 2004 he produced the world's first production Twinmotor top housing for the Warn 8274.
This product launched Gigglepin on the International scene and with thousands of these units sold, and hundreds, if not, thousands of podium positions to their name, the Gigglepin Twinmotor top housing has become iconic. Jim did not stop there, now Gigglepin offer their own range of complete winches that are used by the best, at the biggest competitions worldwide. Gigglepin keeps pushing forward with new innovative ideas and 2011 was a great year for the team. After designing and building the new season race truck. Jim and co driver Wayne Smith from Australia competed at the Ultra Tough Croatia Trophy. This hardcore 7 day race is not for the faint hearted but soon Jim and Wayne had victory in sight taking 1st overall against a world class field. To top this they also won an "Outstanding Achievement" award for winning by the greatest margin in the competitions history.
2012 and to the future: The year has started positively with many new and exciting things happening here at Gigglepin. We are investing even more into the workshops with new diagnostics allowing us to repair even the very newest vehicles. New specialist tooling and modern lifting equipment keeps us at the top of our game giving you the service and standard of repairs you have come to expect. We are also updating our shop and will be adding lots of new product lines including adventure and camping equipment as well as a range of off road and outdoor clothing.
So come and see us and utilise the experience, knowledge and skill that sets Gigglepin 4x4 apart from other specialists.