At hilmor, we have a simple design philosophy – create tools that are a step ahead. The kind that are equipped with features that save our customers time, frustration and maybe even a few headaches. Each tool is designed with all of the features you need and none of the ones you don’t. They are made to work in the toughest environments. The kind you encounter – day in and day out.
To uncover the heritage of hilmor, you have to go back. Way back. We got our start in 1926 in Sheffield, England. We began with just one product – a tube bender. Sure, it sounds simple now, but at the time, hilmor cold-form benders were the first of their kind for plumbers, electricians and HVAC/R technicians. And, it was that one tube bender that allowed us to create a foundation for the company we aspired to be.
Over the years, hilmor has only grown stronger. In turn, we’ve become a strong American-based brand determined more than ever to bring ingenuity to the tools you’ve come to rely on every day. We’ve listened. We’ve learned. We’ve retooled an entire category. Simply put, we’re making it our mission to help you keep your cool even in the most sweltering of conditions. More advancements. More streamlined designs. More ways to help you get the job done right. Together, we’ll conquer it.
Our company began in 1915 with a 10 employee team and a passion for bringing customers hacksaw blades that cut faster and lasted longer. Now, more than 90 years later, our passion hasn't changed, but our team has grown to more than 900 people who manufacture and market the LENOX products in more than 70 countries. Our ISO 9001-certified facility in East Longmeadow, Mass., boasts a 500,000 square ft., 11 acre space for designing, testing and manufacturing power tool accessories, hand tools & band saw blades.
Our passion for performance drives our continuing investment in our plant, enabling extensive research and development to integrate the most advanced manufacturing technology. You can experience the results in products that outperform conventional tools–and bring you more value.
IRWIN TOOLS manufactures and distributes professional grade hand tools and power tool accessories worldwide for trade professionals who demand superior performance and durability on the job. IRWIN TOOLS' brand portfolio features user-preferred category leaders such as IRWIN©, Vise-Grip©, Marathon©, Quick-Grip©, Speedbor©, Strait-Line©, Marples©, Unibit©, and Hanson©.
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