NEW NAME – NEW POWER: Cooper Power Tools GmbH & Co. OHG turns into APEX TOOL GROUP GMBH & Co. OHG

Westhausen, June 16th, 2011
The name transition of the former Cooper Power Tools GmbH & Co. OHG into Apex Tool Group GmbH & Co. OHG completes the process of the new positioning for the leading manufacturer of hand- and electric tools from Westhausen, Germany.
Since June 16th, 2011, the company has been named Apex Tool Group GmbH & Co. OHG.
Apex Tool Group arose with the joint venture of the two internationally famous tool manufacturers Danaher Tool Group and Cooper Industries in July 2010. Under the new name, first class production methods with the innovative power of two big companies are bundled to an extended lineup of ten leading tool brands of powerful hand- and electric tools.
“The name transition to Apex Tool Group marks the beginning of a new phase in our company. By the bundling of competence through the joint venture of two important tool manufacturers, we will win new power in the market. It is now our turn to realize our visions with full strength, to become the number 1 for our customers in the areas of customer benefit and customer satisfaction. Together with our customers we will optimize processes and we will develop ourselves oriented to the future. Effective and energy-efficient production, environmentally friendly use of natural resources as well as the health protection of our employees are the top targets for the Apex Tool Group“, says Managing Director Andreas Kowol.
Because of the bundling of resources, the Apex Tool Group is able to provide a wider range of pneumatic- and electric tools – whether in the General- or the Automotive Industry – to a larger clientele. Thanks to the enhanced innovative power, all Apex Tool Group products can be adapted ideally to a better customer benefit.
With the name transition, the brand identity of the Apex Tool Group will be adapted at the same time. Name transition and the new identity reflect the successful new positioning of the Apex Tool Group GmbH & Co. OHG in the market. A new company logo and a newly launched website complete the brand identity. More information about the company can be found on www.apexpowertools.eu.
Apex Tool Group in brief
Apex Tool Group GmbH & Co. OHG in Westhausen was founded 1959 as Deutsche Gardner Denver and today employs about 230 employees at the Westhausen site. The powerful portfolio of the Apex Tool Group GmbH & Co. OHG includes a wide range of user-oriented products, the long-time experience of a competent engineering- and design team as well as a quality-oriented production- and service staff. The results of Research- and Development programs guarantee first class performance and service to the customer. Apex Tool Group bundles in its wide portfolio products under its own brand and under ten worldwide leading brands of the tools industry: Airetool, Apex, Cleco, DGD, Dotco, Geta, MasterPower, Quackenbush, Utica and Recoules.
Since July 2010 the company has been the German branch of the Apex Tool Group, LLC. headquartered in Sparks, USA. With almost 7.600 employees worldwide, the group is one of the biggest manufacturers for industrial hand- and electric tools, tool magazines, drill sockets, chains and electric soldering products. Founded as a joint venture between the Danaher Corporation and Cooper Industries plc., the Apex Tool Group delivers its products to industrial customers of various markets such as the Automotive Industry, the Aerospace Industry, the Electric and Energy sector and the Appliance Technology as well as end users.

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