- Draper Tools
Draper Tools Ltd Type Private Founded 1919
(as B. Draper & Son Limited)
Founder(s) Bert Draper Headquarters Chandler's Ford, UK Products Hand tools, power tools, automotive tool, Website draper.co.uk
The history of Draper Tools starts in 1919, when Bert Draper ran a business of trading government surplus and tools in Kingston upon Thames. The company was known initially as B. Draper & Son Limited, and operated as a wholesaler for brands such as King Dick, as well as its own B.D.S. brand.
The company moved to the Chandler's Ford site in 1963, under the management of Bert's son, Norman Draper. The company formed international partnerships with manufacturers such as Germany's Elora and Knipex. Since Norman's death in 1994, the company is run by his son, John Draper.
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