Mako’s Client, The Tri-Plunger, Featured on CBC News!

by | Jun 26, 2019 | Client Spotlight, Inventions, Inventors, Press Releases

As a product development firm, Mako gets very excited every time we hear news of new innovations and inventions that come out into the market. We get even more excited when we see the work of our past clients reach new achievements and successes after its release and enter into major markets. In recent news, our past client Bob Ginther, has had his invention the Tri-Plunger reach numerous feats of success and is doing well in sales as well as public recognition. Bob and his invention the ‘Tri-Plunger’ have recently been featured in numerous media outlets, with the most recent one being CBC!

Bob Ginthers, The Tri-Plunger

The article on Bob gives detail on Bob’s history, highlighting where he came from and how through the frustrations of his past work, found that he kept running into the same problem. Bob realized that a lot of his clients would fall into a trap that would entail that regular plungers are not doing what people need them to do – work efficiently and solve the plumbing problems that people incur. To solve this, Bob decided to take matters into his own hands and come to Mako with the idea of creating a new type of plunger that will effectively unplug toilets. From this idea Mako helped Bob design the concept of the Tri-Plunger, including creating several prototypes and into production and manufacturing – we also helped him and his invention idea by providing as ales sheet for him for this products marketing,

Success of the Tri-Plunger

The article continues by talking about the success of the Tri-Plunger since it’s release. Since his product has come out Bob so far has sold his project himself through his own personal business with success, he also has his product in co-op stores. Since the release of his invention, he has thus far only received positive feedback how the viability of his product – it actually works and solves the problem that people have with round plungers that don’t do their job! His next goals for his product are to get them being sold at major Co-ops such as Canadian Tires.

We are proud to see all the achievements and success Bob has made with his product invention and wish him the best of success for the future of his products business. We look forward to hearing more great news from the ‘Tri-Plunger’!

Check out our past blog on Bob’s invention to learn more or the CBC article and video here!

If you have a great new invention and you’d like to learn more about this process, get in touch with MAKO here and visit our website to find out more. Feel free to give us a call at 1-888-MAKO and we can set you up on a call with our product analyst!

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

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MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.



  1. Wilson Ngo

    How do I get in touch with Bob Ginthers, the inventor of Tri-plunger? I would like to inquire about the product.

    • MAKO Design + Invent

      Hi Wilson,

      Thanks so much for your comment! The Tri-plungers will be available in Canadian Tire in less than a month, and Co-Op stores in west Canada by the end of the year. If you’d like to order yours directly, you can reach out to the inventor at: Cheers!


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