Park Tool

Park ToolPark Tool was developed in 1956 by two friends, Art Engstrom and Howard Hawkins, who had a bike shop in the United States. The first tool was created in the back of their shop from the need of something holding a bike to stop turning the bicycles upside down for repairing them .

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From the idea to the company

The bike stand worked, what motivated them to build further special tools like wheel truing stands etc. to meet the needs of the mechanics. In 1981 they sold the bike shop and concentrated on building tools only. By now the company has over 50 employees. High quality standards and the aim to produce long-lasting and perfect working tools to enthuse the customer is the fundament of the philosophy of Park Tool .

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