Gratnells, providers of award-winning trays and storage systems used by schools in more than 60 countries worldwide, has confirmed its collaboration with Makeblock, the leading STEAM education solution provider, to supply classroom management and storage systems to the Chinese education market.
Makeblock’s STEAM educational robotic kits and curriculum resources, currently used in more than 20,000 schools worldwide, will be housed in iconic Gratnells trays that are used and specified by leading school furniture manufacturers around the world. The product of choice for many STEAM kit makers, over 3 million Gratnells trays are sold each year, with over 50 million in regular use.
Jasen Wang, Founder & CEO for Makeblock, said “Our partnership with Gratnells is truly a win-win as it has been met with a lot of enthusiasm from educators everywhere. We are always looking to collaborate with like-minded companies such as Gratnells, whose primary focus is improving children’s education.”
For the past 40 years, Gratnells has partnered with international leading school furniture makers that create and commercialise furniture models using the tray storage system.
“We are excited to be partnering with Makeblock as we continue to expand across educational environments”, said Spencer Randon, Commercial Director for Gratnells. “By packing Makeblock in a Gratnells tray, the deployment and storage of Makeblock becomes more efficient, allowing teachers to spend more time on what is truly important, which is teaching with the aim of improving learning outcomes.”