Tool Brands K - O

Karcher are the UKs leading manufacturer of both domestic and commercial cleaning equipment fulfilling the needs of the retail market and the trade and industry sector.

Karcher pride themselves on their ability to continue developing unique innovative products each year. This year Karcher are proud to introduce a brand new range of K91 pressure washers specifically produced to service Independent Retailers needs which offer the latest designs and innovation.

The Nilfisk-ALTO brand is owned by Nilfisk Advance, one of the leading professional cleaning equipment companies in the world.

Nilfisk-ALTO supply top quality High Pressure Washers, Vacuum Cleaners and Floor Care Equipment to agriculture, automotive and industrial companies, cleaning contractors and private consumers. With the Nilfisk-ALTO brand they focus on innovation and growth.

Every home needs protection against the flames and smoke of accidental house fires and toxic carbon monoxide (CO) leaks from badly fitted or poorly serviced fuel-burning appliances like central heating boilers and gas fires. Kidde Safety, world leading experts in home fire safety, offers a wide range of affordable, easy-to-install products to help you be prepared in the event of a fire or a CO leak.

KNIPEX specialises in the development and production of high-quality pliers and is the leading manufacturer in this area in Europe. It all started back in 1882 when C. Gustav Putsch set up his own business in Wuppertal (Germany).

They concentrate their knowledge and expertise on pliers. This is the only way to meet their claim to be the best supplier in terms of quality, innovation and efficiency.

KNIPEX offers a complete range of pliers to meet the highest demands in very many different applications. The breadth and depth of their range ensures that the best tool can always be found for every application.

KNIPEX pliers fulfil the highest expectations in terms of performance, ergonomics and service life. Their products are designed to meet the requirements of professional users, who must be able to rely on their tools in day-to-day work.

KNIPEX innovations offer future oriented solutions and set standards for easy, effective and reliable work. In their development work they rely on intensive sharing of experience with users and also on modern design technology and efficient testing and experimental equipment.

KNIPEX pliers are in great demand throughout the world and they export over 60% of their production. An international network of distribution branches, agencies and importers connect them to their customers in over one hundred countries.

Founded in Slough in 1947 Kopex International has been at the leading edge of electrical conduit systems for over 50 years.

As a world leader, the company offers an outstanding range of metallic and non-metallic conduits as well as complementary fittings and other accessories. In this way, Kopex provides a one-stop-shop for all your electrical conduit needs - whatever your business.

Kopex International is a truly worldwide organisation. There are distributors and stockists in all areas of the UK and throughout the world. If you are ordering products, looking for advice or making a general enquiry, Kopex's distributors are fully trained and right up to date with all aspects of the product range.

The Kopex name stands for quality and reliability. Quality assurance in manufacture is backed up by accreditations from major organisations worldwide.

Kuny's Leather Manufacturing, are the Independent Canadian manufacturers of industrial products and accessories, supplying the Carpentry, Electrical, Drywall, Forestry and DIY markets with expertise, quality and first class service for more than twenty five years.

Whilst the majority of their top quality products are designed to meet the exacting standards of the Professional Tradesman, Kuny's have not forgotten the enthusiastic DIY aspirant and have introduced a wide range of products: Toolbelts, Pouches and Accessories for this section of the market.

Introducing a comprehensive range of more than four hundred and fifty catalogued items, some of which have been designed specifically for the British market.

Their success in this area is directly related to Product Design and Innovation but, more importantly, to their dedication in securing only the very best grades of raw materials in: Leather, Nylon, Cordura and other composite fabrics to produce top quality products. This, coupled with patented designs, produces the comfort, strength and durability, which is the keystone in all their products.

LA-CO/Markal products are sold around the world through a network of 6,500 distributors in the U.S. and 25 foreign countries. The product offering has broadened to feature an array of application-specific thread sealants, soldering fluxes, repair sealants, specialty chemical products and marking products.

LED Lenser is the Worlds leading brand of technologically advanced, high quality LED Torches and lamps. These lights use state-of-the-art engineering and a variety of patent pending reflector systems to create the brightest, most energy-efficient LED lights available. Incredibly compact, LED Lenser lights provide up to 900 hours of light from one set of batteries and up to 100,000 hours of light from the LED light chip.

Lessman has been developing and producing technical brushes for more than seventy years. They have 10.000 brushes in their assortment. Each individual brush is ideally designed to perform its particular task. And if the customers needs are not met by one of their standard brushes, they can create a special item in accord with the customers requirements.

The company works as a partner together with trade and industry. They sell their brushes to large and small customers throughout the world. They rely on modern manufacturing technology to fulfil customers wishes. Lessman's well stocked warehouse and newly developed logistical software help speed delivery. Their greatest and most important potential lies on their employees.

They always think and act with their customers' needs in mind.

Over the past 100 years, Liberon has built its reputation on high quality restoration and finishing of wooden furniture. Their expertise in fine finishes has helped them expand their products into new areas and new materials with the introduction of flooring, garden and furniture ranges.

Over time their traditional formulas, derived from natural ingredients, have continually evolved to meet the technical, performance and aesthetic requirements of todays consumers. A greater focus on product application, design and technical advice has also been followed to complete the Liberon range.

Todays Liberon ranges cover 4 main areas, furniture, flooring, oils and garden with a range of products to suit all types of home from the ultra modern to the traditional, all with the assurance of Liberon high quality and superior finish.

The extensive furniture range includes products for renovating, reviving and maintaining all types of beautiful furniture such as dyes, waxes, varnishes and polishes whilst the wide range of superior quality oils also complement this range.

Flooring is an area of the home requiring specific care and attention, with Liberon products a quality finish is guaranteed. Whether stone or wood, there are products in the Liberon flooring range to clean, wax, oil, seal and add shine to floors ensuring a beautiful finish which will stay looking good for a long time.

Liberon is as effective outside with a range of garden products for exterior timber, garden furniture, decking, patios, gates, doors and fences. Whatever the choice of Liberon product, a beautiful finish can be assured.

The range of Lighthouse torches are made to tradesmens' standards by craftsmen who meet the demanding Lighthouse criteria for the design and quality of each individual item.

All Lighthouse torches are guaranteed against faulty materials or workmanship, and any tradesman or regular DIY tool user can be confident that the care and quality control behind every Lighthouse product is designed to ensure a long and dependable service.

Lighthouse torched are ideal for the discerning buyer who prefers lower prices than those associated with some well known brands, but who is not prepared to compromise too much, if at all, on product quality and reliability.

Lindstrom has developed and produced high-precision cutters and pliers since 1856 - making them one of the oldest continuous producer of hand tools in existence today.

Lindstrom is now a separate business unit within SNA Europe. The new Lindstrom is responsible for developing, producing and marketing not only cutters and pliers, but an assortment of high-precision tools including screwdrivers, tweezers, torque drivers and more.They have maintained their competitive edge through technical understanding, response to market needs, and commitment to advanced technology.

The world's leader in advanced adhesives for over 50 years and the UK's No.1 brand.

There is a Loctite product to suit every repair need, delivering strength and reliability each and every time.

Our liquid Super Glue range contains water resistant and dishwasher resistant formulas, whilst our Power Flex gel glues are rubber infused to give extra strong, flexible bonds. Meanwhile, the Loctite specialist glues expertly bond hard-to-mend materials such as glass and plastics.

Cooper Hand Tools is a major worldwide manufacturing company, with a sound base for providing the most comprehensive line of quality tools and equipment to meet the ever-changing needs of an expanding industry.

Its famous brands Weller, Crescent, Wiss, Nicholson, Lufkin, Xcelite and H.K.Porter are outstanding for their quality and performance.

Cooper Hand Tools is soundly based to maintain and develop its reputation for producing high quality tools and equipment worthy of tradesmen, professionals and craftsmen.

Besides the European Headquarters in Besigheim, Germany and the European Distribution Centre in Emmen, Holland, Cooper Hand Tools drives locations in United Kingdom, France, Italy and Switzerland.

Lumatic was founded over 50 years ago and in the intervening years they have gained an unequalled knowledge of, and experience in, all forms of lubrication equipment.

As part of the international MATO group, they market this brand leading range of Grease Guns, including the unique Lube-Shuttle, Manual and Pneumatic Pumps and Delivery Equipment for Oils and Fuels.

In addition, they supply, install and service specialist lubrication equipment for the garage workshop: their own FLUICON Oil Management System and the entire ALFA range of waste oil handling systems, hose reels and pumps for oil, grease and other workshop fluids.

At Mag, they believe the spirit and character of the company is most clearly defined and expressed by their founder, owner and president Anthony Maglica. Each flashlight is a result of his obsession with fine engineering, craftsmanship and his commitment to perfection.

An experimental machinist by training and a manufacturing innovator by practice, Mr. Maglica has guided his company's growth from a one-man machine shop in 1955 to an enterprise that employs hundreds of dedicated employees today. But his work does not stop there. Mr. Maglica continueshis commitment to quality by continually improving upon the product that bears his name.

British tradition and European design hand in hand with Swiss precision.

Marcrist have made diamond drilling affordable to all trade professionals. Easy to use, super-fast diamond drilling machines and rigs. Supported by the the unbeatable performance of Marcrist 850X diamond cores, Marcrist make diamond drilling the fastest, safest and cheapest way of forming a hole.

Since the formation of Marcrist in 1979 we have single-mindedly followed the core values of innovation and technology leadership in diamond tools; cutting, grinding and drilling and tools that live up to Marcrist reputation: Better than the best of the rest.

Marcrist support their tools with services and guarantees that set the standard within the diamond industry. Marcrist's aim is that once you have used Marcrist you will always use Marcrist because you have experienced the difference.

Markal/LA-CO products are sold around the world through a network of 6,500 distributors in the U.S.and 25 other countries.
The product offering has broadened to feature an array of application-specific thread sealants, repair sealants, soldering fluxes, and marking products.

Manufactured in the United States, the Marshalltown range incorporates one of the most extensive ranges of solid forged Brick Trowels in the world today. Manufactured from one ingot, the Marshalltown design allows perfect balance and durability. All Brick Trowels are hardened throughout.

Permashape is the latest addition to the range, allowing the craftsman the ability to buy a float already broken-in. Just one of the many innovative products to come from the Marshalltown stable.

'Durasoft' is a recent addition improving the traditional wooden handle even more by incorporating a built in finger guard and tamper, proving that we are always listening to the professionals' opinion.

Master Lock is recognised around the world as the solid, enduring name in padlocks and security products. Founded in 1921 Master Lock continues to build upon its founders spirit of innovation, quality and good value for consumers. As the largest global manufacturer of padlocks, Master Lock continues to build quality and value into its expanding categories and ranges.

All Master Lock products with a locking mechanism also have a Lifetime Guarantee against mechanical failure.

Master Lock has manufactured padlocks since 1921. The range includes an extensive selection of body types and sizes, shackle lengths and widths, and keyed and combination locking options. There is a lock for every need and application in the range. Master Lock's strength is in combining innovation, security and design to create a truly secure range of products.

Masterplug is a market leading supplier of a wide range of portable power equipment through DIY outlets and high street retailers.

GOIZPER was set up in 1959 in Spain, specialising in manufacturing hand-operated sprayers for Agriculture and Gardening.

GOIZPER produces Matabi manual sprayers (knapsack sprayers, garden sprayers, electrical sprayers) and dusters for agricultural, gardening, industrial, indoor residual spraying and household applications, accounting for the other 70% of our production.

GOIZPER´s offer has placed them among the top producers of sprayers in the world due to their price / quality relationship, and their fast and reliable service.

All Matibi sprayers are Ideal for use in the open air, from balconies and terraces to cultivated plots and gardens of medium size (200 m2) and large size (1.500 m2) and for crops that, due to the application technique or the difficulty of the ground, require the hands to remain free and/or do not allow much weight to be carried on the operator's back. The product capacity of these models is approximately two thirds of the total volume, since the remaining third must be left available for compressed air. Once pressurised, and after operating the pressure chamber several times (18 to 24 times, depending on the model) treatment can commence. Attractive packaging.

Maun Industries was formally registered in 1944, taking its name from the small river that runs through the town of Mansfield. The company moved to the present site at Moor Lane in 1947 and occupies 70,000sq ft of factory, warehousing and office space.

Maun Industries has an established network of customers and distributors throughout the world. Around 40% of production is exported to over 50 countries.

Quality in design, engineering and manufacture is the decisive factor which ensures a high performance from all Maun tools. The ability to design and develop pliers for new applications is an important aspect in maintaining competitiveness. The companys quality system was accredited to ISO 9001 in 1993.

The company is well placed to respond to the future challenge of manufacturing.They will continue to develop the strategy of establishing long-term partnerships with key customers so that they share the benefits of close cooperation and mutual understanding.The company takes pride in their position as the largest UK volume plier manufacturer.

The company was founded in Sheffield over 60 years ago and are now world famous for the "MELCO" brand.
Thomas Meldrum Ltd., are now known world wide for the "Melco" range of tools and equipment. Melco's latest product range, offers many new, improved and of course long proven, quality products.

Metabo's history stretches over more than three quarters of a century. It is mainly the history of a search for the most robust products with the longest service life.

In 1924, at the eve of the economic depression of those times, Albrecht Schnizler, a baker's son, and his business partner Julius Closs co-founded Schnizler GmbH. They wanted to manufacture tools that would meet the higher demands of an increasingly engineered world better than most of the tools that existed at that time.

Over the past 25 years Mitutoyo has earned a solid reputation by providing customers with the best products, the best service and the widest range of measurement solutions available anywhere in the world. Constantly developing new products keeps Mitutoyo at the forefront of the Measurement Technology industry.

Long-established links with national standards organisations, investing in the best people and the finest facilities, and a belief in building strong customer relationships are the fundamentals that keep us at the forefront of measurement technology.

All Moldex products and packaging are PVC-Free. Moldex foam earplugs are made of polyurethane and Moldex disposable respirators are made primarily of polypropylene.

Moldex has taken a leadership position among global PPE manufacturers in minimizing our environmental impact. They began with the complete elimination of PVC which is linked to one of the most environmentally toxic materials in landfill disposal and this initiative has now grown into a corporate culture that constantly looks to manufacture innovative products that minimize environmental impact.

Monument Tools Limited with more tha 75 years of excellence is one of the biggest names in the manufacturing, supply and distribution of tools and equipment to the plumbing, heating and drainage industries throughout the world.

Monument Tools has an unrivalled expertise in developing innovative tooling solutions for the plumbing, heating, roofing, gas, pipe testing and drainage industry.

It was 1880, when George Collier first commenced trading as a tool dealer in Brixton, London. His trade was then taken up by his three sons and successive generations that have focussed their business on shops that were opened in South London.

In 1930, the Monument brand name was first registered alongside the well know Shetack brand. In 1976, the company moved to larger premises in Balham and assumed the name Monument Tools Ltd.

In 1996 operations moved to a new factory in Wallington, Surrey where the company is still based. Today it is owned and run by the fifth generation of the Collier family.

Monument Tools continues to invest in improved machinery, materials and manufacturing techniques for both current and new products. Their Managing Director, John Collier, is one of the foremost authorities within the industry and Monument Tools is the frequent recipient of new product awards.

Producing leading designs such as the Monument Tools pipe cutters ensures that we are always at the leading edge of their industry. Their business partners have come to expect the very best in quality which deliver a good margin with very low product returns. Their primary market has always been the professional tradesmen who need a dependable, superior standard tool which will last for many years.

Multicore is produced by Henkel, which operates a worldwide company with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry and Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries and Adhesive Technologies.

Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite.

Henkel, headquartered in Düsseldorf / Germany, has about 50,000 employees worldwide and counts among the most internationally aligned German-based companies in the global marketplace.

Multi-sharp®. specialise in Sharpening Tools for the Gardener and DIY'er, and have been manufacturing them in the UK for over 25 years. They have a sharpener for almost every tool in the house and garden.

With Multi Sharp sharpening products you can accurately re-sharpen the bluntest shears including stainless steel, long- handled, wavy-edge, and single cutting edge shears, loppers and secateurs, and also sharpen household scissors.

Not to mention in and around the garden when you have power tools to hand from the Multi sharp range will always get your tools sharp and to the point. The high quality aluminium oxide, angled wheel produces sharp new cutting edges on rotary mower blades, to the correct angle in minutes and gives many years more use.

Sharpening products put back a keen edge on spades, hoes, lawn-edgers and axes, making them much easier to use.

secateurs, loppers, shears, lawnmowers, chainsaws, and other tools.

drill bits, wood chisels, plane blades etc.

scissors, knives, choppers, and others.

Each sharpener is specifically designed for the particular tool.


Cooper Hand Tools is a major worldwide manufacturing company, with a sound base for providing the most comprehensive line of quality tools and equipment to meet the ever-changing needs of an expanding industry.

Its famous brands Weller, Crescent, Wiss, Nicholson, Lufkin, Xcelite and H.K.Porter are outstanding for their quality and performance.

Cooper Hand Tools is soundly based to maintain and develop its reputation for producing high quality tools and equipment worthy of tradesmen, professionals and craftsmen.

Besides the European Head Quarter in Besigheim, Germany and the European Distribution Centre in Emmen, Holland, Cooper Hand Tools drives locations in United Kingdom, France, Italy and Switzerland.

Nitromors is the UK's No. 1 paint and varnish remover brand that promises to breakdown the oldest and toughest paint or varnish with minimal effort.

Nitromors extra strength formula keeps on working to cut deeper. Its non-drip formula is ideal for vertical surfaces and will help transform your cast iron fireplace, picture frame, staircase or bicycle frame in minutes.

In 1942 the "North Bar Tool Company" (as Norbar was then known), became the first company in Britain to commercially manufacture a torque wrench. The initital demand was driven by the need for the gasket-less cylinder head of the Rolls Royce Merlin engine to be accurately tightened. Bill Brodey and his partner Ernest Thornitt obtained a licence from Britain's war-time Government to begin manufacture of torque wrenches and Norbar was born.

Since then, Norbar has continued to invest in the very latest design, manufacturing and quality control technology to achieve the highest level of innovation and precision in the field of torque control equipment.

The company has grown from strength to strength and now is the world's leading torque specialist with one of the largest and most modern plants in the world devoted exclusively to the design, development and production of torque tightening and measuring equipment.

Norbar is the only torque equipment manufacturer to be able to offer torque tool and instrument calibration and recalibration services

Award winning NWS of Germany is the fastest growing manufacturer of quality pliers in Europe. Founded in 1973, the company combines a wealth of traditional expertise with the latest production technology, manufacturing a vast range of superb quality pliers and cutters. Investment in skills and innovation has also won respect for the company as a top German producer.

Saint-Gobain (Oakey) Abrasives, the worlds leading abrasives manufacturer, is the only international supplier of abrasives that manufactures each of the 3 major types of abrasives; Bonded Abrasives (resinoid and vitrified), Coated Abrasives, and Diamond products.

This is supported by exceptional technology, complete and innovative product lines, an irrefutable reputation for quality and safety, and experienced, committed, passionate people.

Saint-Gobain (Oakey) Abrasives takes time to understand and fulfil its evolving customer needs. This is reflected in its worldwide market leader status.

Saint-Gobain(Oakey) Abrasives prides itself on serving all sectors of the market from DIY, Painting & Decorating, Construction, Automotive & Marine, as well as Industrial markets including Aerospace, Land Turbines, Automotive, Foundry, Metal Fabrication and Rail.

OleoMac (Emak UK) was founded in the 70's by budding entrepreneurs, Tony Hemming and Stuart Wood, as a company dedicated to importing and distributing saw chains on the British market.

The company, then called Hemming and Wood, subsequently diversified its business, extending its offer by introducing a range of products in the Efco brand (first lawnmowers and brushcutters, and then chainsaws and other complementary products) and a wide range of accessories both for brushcutters - such as market leading "Sawtec" cutting heads and nylon lines, chainsaws and ride-on lawnmowers.

Established in 1976 in the USA and trading in the UK for 10 years, Olympia goes from strength to strength in the manufactrue of good quality tools in a wide range of products for the professional or DIY enthusiast from, Striking Tools Pry and Wrecking Bars Clamps and Vices Hand Trucks Landscaping, Fencing and Builders Tools. Bolsters and Chisels.

Not forgetting the World famous Gorilla Bar, part of the Roughneck Family and still the only Wrecking bar to be ordered by Builders by name.

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