We were having a talk about inventions one day, and I said I always wanted to invent a screen for the car, as I have spent the last 26 years in a Company making Security Screens for homes. My partner said what a great idea as he has been wanting to make one for trucks for the past 15 years as well.
My partner and I could see a need for screens in cars and trucks.
Myself as a mum I was sick of getting into a hot car living in Townsville. The seats would be too hot for the kids to get in, and the heat would take ages to leave the car before the Air Conditioner would work. When we would go camping up to Cape York, the kids would love to sleep in the car but the mozzies and bugs would eventually drive them back into the tent. I have been thinking about how can I make something for many years.
My partner being a Truck Driver was sick of driving for 12 hours, going to have asleep and the truck got full of Mozzies and bugs, or the 2 legged bugs putting their hand in the truck trying to get in. With Evaporative Air conditioners on Trucks you have to leave your window down for them to work.
So we decided together that this would be a great idea and we started the process of making a screen. This started in 2011. It took us 2 years to get our specially formulated Rubber made.
We have found a lot of interest in our product and have got some ideas in the pipeline as well. Every car, truck in unique so we need to make a templet for most cars. Not all cars can be screened, like the Suburu Forrester as it has no frame.
We hope that you will enjoy your Stopum screen as much as we do.
- Desley Thomas.