IRWIN Tools - page 2

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innovation
milestones
IRWIN Tools has a long and storied history, stretching for more than a
century and set against the backdrop of a young, ambitious nation.
In 1885, Charles Irwin patented the Auger bit and, along with four business
partners, formed the IRWIN Auger Bit Company. In 1924, William Petersen, a
Danish immigrant, invented and patented VISE-GRIP
®
Locking Pliers. Through
innovation and a series of acquisitions, these two companies have now become
IRWIN Tools.
IRWIN Tools manufactures and distributes a broad line of hand tools and power
tool accessories including JACK
®
handsaws, RECORD
®
clamping and locking
tools, VISE-GRIP
®
pliers and wrenches, JORAN
®
drill bits, QUICK-GRIP
®
clamping tools, MARPLES
®
chisels and woodworking tools, and UNIBIT
®
drill
bits.
the history of irwin tools
Innovation is the hallmark of IRWIN
®
. For more than 100 years, it's been an idea that
has permeated the culture of our company, and it continues to drive everything we do.
Beginning in 1885 with development of the first IRWIN
®
auger bit, and progressing with
the introduction of Vise-Grip
®
locking tools, Blue Groove flat bits, and Quick-Grip
®
bar
clamps, IRWIN
®
has been at the forefront of the industry, creating better tools in a better
way. Our impressive track record of new product development is born from our passion for
understanding the needs of our primary user – the professional tradesman. This dedication
to improving products begins in the field, where IRWIN
®
's specialised end-user teams visit
construction sites. There, the IRWIN
®
Field Product Specialist team learns first-hand – from
the professional – how to improve our products, and how to make the pro's job easier
and more productive. This hard-earned knowledge is the foundation for a unique product
development process utilised by IRWIN
®
's engineering, marketing, and manufacturing teams
to deliver a continuous stream of new products to the marketplace. Supported by a global
network of world-class manufacturing facilities and bolstered by our partnerships with
leading global retailers, IRWIN
®
continuously sets the professional standard in each and
every market segment in which we compete. From product feedback and development to
distribution and use in the field, we dedicate ourselves to delivering quality tools that meet
the stringent requirements of our toughest critics – professional tradesmen.
irwin®
innovation
Bi-Metal Blades
Blue Groove 6X
Wood Boring Bits
VISE-GRIP
®
Groovelock
Water Pump Pliers
IMPACT
Screwdriving Bits
VISE-GRIP
®
Performance Pliers
VISE-GRIP
®
Fast Release
MARPLES
®
Chisels
JACK
®
Plus
Handsaw Range
MARPLES
®
& WELDTEC
Circular Saw Blades
Patent of
IRWIN
®
Auger
Charles Irwin formed
the IRWIN
®
Auger
Bit Co
MARPLES
®
Chisels
Solid Center
Auger
HANSON
®
Taps & Dies
VISE-GRIP
®
Locking Pliers
SPEEDBOR
®
Wood Boring
Spade Bits
UNIBIT
®
Step Drill Bits
QUICK-GRIP
®
Bar Clamps
RECORD
®
Quick-Adjusting Vice
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