TTS Acquires Shaper Tools, Inc.
The company Shaper Tools, based in San Francisco (California), develops a mobile, intuitively operable CNC device under the name "Origin". Origin enables the user to perform complex milling tasks easily, quickly and without templates, regardless of the size of the workpiece. At the heart of this innovative product is computer vision technology that tracks the tool’s position on the workpiece, and an automatic position-correction system that adjusts the position of the cutting bit to precisely follow a digital design. It's an enormous facilitation for the user, who only needs to guide the machine while Origin automatically positions itself for precise milling.
Festool Announces Partnership with This Old House
Festool just announced its new media and content partnership with This Old House (TOH), America’s No. 1 multimedia home-enthusiast brand. The partnership will include PBS television underwriting spots, video content creation and distribution, events, category exclusivity on the New Yankee Workshop channel, and participation by the leading This Old House talent.
Festool Expands U.S. HeadquartersJuly 2018
Festool recently announced that the headquarters for Festool USA and Festool Canada, located in Lebanon, Ind., will expand by 80,000 square feet. This is the second, large-scale expansion within the past three years. Company executives cite increased demand and robust sales behind $9.3 million expansion, as the Festool brand continues to grow among professional tool users, residential contractors, painters, remodelers, and woodworkers. Construction is scheduled to begin in November 2018 and will be completed by December 2019.
Festool Wins Two Top 20 Tool Awards from This Old HouseFestool has just won two This Old House (TOH) Top 20 Best Tools of the Year awards. Both the ETSC 125 Cordless Hybrid Sander and CT Dust Extractor Bluetooth® Module with Remote Control were chosen by TOH as among this year’s 20 honorees and will appear in the January/February issue of This Old House magazine. Curated by This Old House magazine’s editors after months of research, review, testing, and input from industry pros, The TOH Top 20 Best Tools of the Year list includes products that stand out for their innovative and practical solutions to everyday problems.
Festool begins U.S. productionFestool announced today that it has started producing its FS Guide Rails, an integral system component and accessory of many of its power tools, at the company’s North American headquarters in Lebanon, IN. Festool plans to expand its Lebanon-based manufacturing facilities for additional production lines and other products in the future. FS Guide Rails production uses U.S.-sourced material and will begin shipping throughout the U.S. and Canadian markets in late 2017.
TTS Tooltechnic Systems to Acquire SawStop, LLCJune 2017
TTS Tooltechnic Systems signed Purchase Agreement to acquire US enterprise SawStop, LLC, thus expanding the TTS range of products to table saws and enhancing the company’s expertise to further safeguard operator safety. SawStop, LLC is a US manufacturer of high-quality saws headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon near Portland, USA that offers unmatched safety technology. Active Injury Mitigation (AIM) is a pioneering technology that prevents saw operators from suffering serious cuts and wounds by stopping the blade within only a few milliseconds if the saw blade comes in contact with the operator's skin.
Festool Hires New Chief Sales Officer
Festool announced today that it has just hired Aaron Brading as Chief Sales Officer, responsible for leading the company’s sales functions in the United States and Canada.
Previously with Hilti, Inc., Brading led teams in the power tools and accessories, and civil and energy divisions, where he consistently achieved double digit growth rates while creating and managing a number of successful, multi-channel sales initiatives.
“Finish Line” - New Magalog for Professional Painters
Festool USA has just released the Spring 2016 issue of “Finish Line” for professional painters. Available via download at no charge, “Finish Line” features customer profiles of Queen Anne Painting in Seattle, WA and Sergio Mendez Painting of Malibu and Bel Air, CA. The 64-page magalog covers a host of application-specific product information that spans training, service preparation and customer service.
Festool Wins Two Industry Innovation Awards
Festool USA has just won two Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA) for the TSC 55 Cordless Track Saw and the BHC 18 Cordless Rotary Hammer. The TSC 55, which won the 18V cordless track saw category, is described as being the most versatile, precise cutting system available, and is able to cut through 100 meters of sheet goods on a single charge. The BHC Rotary Hammer, which won the 18V cordless rotary hammer category, has the best power-to-weight ratio in its class and has a compact and ergonomic C-handle design.