Safest Hook in the World

Snughooks are manufactured in Perth, Australia and distributed through APC Storage Technology Pty Ltd.

APC are an Australian owned manufacturer based in Perth, and have been designing and engineering storage solutions for commercial and industrial applications since 1972. 

APC's consultative styled approach combined with a wealth of experience ensures our customers always receive the best possible solution for their unique requirements. 

About Snughooks

The Snughooks Story

Snughooks are the invention of John Matthews, a Design & Technology Teacher. John Matthews has been involved in school environments for over 30 years and has designed a modern and innovative solution to the standard old dangerous and protruding wall hook – Snughooks.

During the design phase, John Matthews consulted with key people involved with school environments and with engineers to design a product that would be strong, durable, and safe. Snughooks are designed in Australia, made in Perth, Australia, and 100% Australian owned.

John has firsthand experience with the hazards of protruding wall hooks and has witnessed the injuries sustained by students from protruding wall hooks.  John put his years of experience to use and with strong belief in delivering a safer alternative designed the Snughook.

Snughooks are a safe and strong alternative to protruding hooks. The unique recessed design of the Snughook allows for it to be installed at lower levels and create multiple tiers of safe storage. Dangerous protruding wall hooks expose students to potential injuries to their head, eyes, back or arms when falling against the wall hook.

"Snughooks are a remarkably simple design and yet so highly functional. Gone are the days of having student school bags left lying in corridors or classrooms only to be a trip hazard for students and staff. In addition, there is no longer the need to have bag hooks that protrude from walls only to present an additional hazard which may cause injury. Snughooks have allowed us to create a safer and more functional school environment in a cost effective manner." Keith Svendsen, Principal.

How are Snughooks made strong?

During the design and consultation process the material chosen was a fully recyclable polycarbonate granule. The injection moulding process results in creating a wall hook material that is tough and provides good heat resistance. The process is extremely efficient and any scrap material is fully recyclable and reused, ensuring very little to no waste during the manufacturing process. 

Snughooks have undergone load tests to ensure they are capable of safely withstanding certain forces placed upon them. Our tests have determined Snughooks can safely hold weights of 30kg per hook, making them ideal for storing a wide variety of everyday items

  • Aprons on safe hooks


  • School bags on veranda with safe hooks


  • Reception areas