The twin brothers, Mathias and Kristian Bakke Haugen from Norway, had for a long time been frustrated that closures often were difficult to open. They often had to help their grandmother unscrew the lid on vitamin and medicine containers.
They also had to help their father unscrew the cap on the water bottle when he was driving. Based on these experiences the idea for the Next Generation Cap (NX-Cap) was born.
In their mind they had an idea to develop a cap designed to eliminate the twisting, or turning, movement of the wrist. To be able to commercialize the product they needed an external partner, and a partnership with Nolato Cerbo was formed.