A leading manufacturer of professional hand tools, you can look to the Bahco name for anything from pliers, screwdrivers, hacksaws, wrenches, and spanners, to specialist gardening tools like pruning saws and knives. With a manufacturing history of over 125 years, and tool production facilities across Europe, this is a company you can rely on for high quality and performance.
The story of Bahco itself began when ingenious inventor and industrialist, J. P. Johansson, established a company in Enköping, Sweden. This was in 1886. Johansson invented the modern plumber wrench and the adjustable wrench, and obtained 118 patents in his prolific lifetime. In 1916, Johansson sold his company to Berndt August Hjorth, when it became part of BA Hjorth & Co.
It wasn’t until 1954 that the company adopted its AB Bahco title. Bahco Tools was one of four businesses established under the AB Bahco name in the 1960s and 70s. Following two further acquisitions and a merger during the 1990s and 2000s, Bahco is now owned by the SNA Europe Group, and is its premium brand.