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March 1, 2023

Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, today announced that its Australian subsidiary has acquired Sydney, Australia-based KlevaKlip Systems Pty Ltd. Owned by Greg Doupe and Stephen Sanders, KlevaKlip offers a range of patented products for deck construction.

KlevaKlip’s main product categories are composite, structural connectors, adjustable deck supports and a hidden deck fastening system. These products target deck builders, enabling them to build faster and easier.

“This acquisition enables Simpson Strong-Tie to increase its breadth of line in the Pacific Rim,” says Simpson Strong-Tie General Manager — Pacific Rim Rob Lawson. “With the strength of Simpson Strong-Tie research, development and testing, and field service and distribution combined with KlevaKlips’ quality products, we are adding value to our new and existing deck builder customers in Australia and New Zealand.”

As part of the acquisition, Doupe and Sanders will remain with the KlevaKlip team to ensure a seamless transition as Simpson Strong-Tie assumes customer sales and service.


About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.

Simpson Strong-Tie is the world leader in structural solutions — products and technology that help people design and build safer, stronger homes, buildings, and communities. As a pioneer in the building industry, we have an unmatched passion for problem solving through skillful engineering and thoughtful innovation. Our structural systems research and rigorous testing enable us to design code-listed, value-engineered solutions for a multitude of applications in wood, steel, and concrete structures. Our dedication to pursuing ever-better construction products and technology and to surrounding our customers with exceptional service and support has been core to our mission since 1956. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

For More Information:
Shelby Lentz - | +1 925 560 9068
Rob Lawson - | +64 21 518 910

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With nearly 60 years of field and R&D experience, Simpson Strong-Tie® timber connectors are manufactured to the industry's highest standards. From framing angles to straps to heavy-duty joist hangers, we offer the most diverse product line so that you have the right product for the job.

Simpson Strong-Tie® connectors offer unmatched quality with laboratory and field testing, and are backed by our uncompromising commitment to customer service. As the company that built the connector industry, you can count on Simpson Strong-Tie® to work closely with builders, engineers and building officials to deliver innovative, building code-compliant solutions to help build safer, stronger structures economically. Download the Structural Connectors Overview Flyer.

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From straps and ties to joist hangers and much more, Simpson Strong-Tie® structural connectors increase the strength and safety of timber-frame structures. Each connector is unique to Simpson Strong-Tie and is designed for specific applications without the need to adapt metal plating to suit a connection. Download the Timber Construction Connectors Catalogue (2016-2018).



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