Tool time

Facom plans to capture more of mechanics' market

Published:  17 October, 2007

Facom is planning to expand its operation in the UK with scores of time saving tools set to be released over the coming months.

The tool company used the Equip Auto exhibition in Paris this week to draw attention to the numerous pieces of kit it has ready to bring to the UK; kit it hopes will make life quicker and simpler for technicians.

The kit includes an oil filter wrench with an automatic ratcheting mechanism, a pair of clamp pliers that can open and close clamps when held horizontally or vertically and a brake bleeding tool designed to cut bleed times on light commercial vehicles by up to 30%.

Numerous other hand tools and gadgets are due to be released by the company, including foam storage modules, LED pocket lights and multigrip pliers for more accurate and efficient tightening.

Trade marketing manager Mat Burke said the company hoped to build its success in the UK market to emulate its popularity in France. He said the company hoped to offer a premium product with technical support and lifetime guarantees on all products.

The UK marketing push follows the company's takeover by global tool manufacturing giant Stanley Works.

A selection of limited edition tools with the JET.LEGEND logo have been created to celebrate the UK launch.

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