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Danaher and Cooper Tools form joint tools business

US firms Danaher Corp, which makes the Craftsman tool brand, and Cooper Industrial, whose brands include Campbell, Apex and Crescent, have announced a joint tool venture. 
2 April 2010

Toolbank buys Olympia Tools

Olympia Tools (UK) Ltd has been acquired by Dormole Ltd, the parent company of Toolbank. 
11 November 2009

Bulldog buys Caldwells' assets

Wigan-based spade and fork manufacturer Rollins Bulldog Tools has purchased the assets of Caldwells Manufacturing, which entered administration in June 2009. 
8 October 2009

Draper scores a hat trick

Draper Tools have won 'Overall Supplier of the Year' to the THS Group for the third year in a row. 
10 November 2008

Stanley pledges brand investment

Marketing head highlights support and product development as company commits to creating an extensive portfolio. 
3 September 2008

Carl Kammerling unveils new corporate identity

Company looks to set new standards in tool market. 
23 May 2008

Silverline Tools honoured at award win

Hard work justifies newcomer award, says md. 
2 May 2008

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