Combined resources and expertise to bring more innovative products to tradespeople
Sept. 5, 2018 (Lincolnshire, Ill.) – Klein Tools, Inc. and Tenacious Holdings, Inc. (the parent company of Ergodyne, “Ergodyne”) have announced today that Klein Tools has acquired Ergodyne. Ergodyne will be operated as a separate business unit in St. Paul, Minnesota, at its current headquarters. Tom Votel will remain president and continue to lead the Ergodyne team.
Klein Tools, a sixth-generation, family-owned company that was founded in 1857, is an iconic American brand and business. For over 161 years Klein Tools has remained dedicated to manufacturing professional grade tools and related equipment for tradespeople worldwide.
Ergodyne, founded in 1983, has spent the last three decades pioneering the development of products that Make the Workplace A Betterplace™. What started with one product has grown into a line of top-flight, battle-tested Tenacious Work Gear®. Today, Ergodyne has established itself as the leading innovator in the safety products space.
“Ergodyne and Klein Tools have much in common, including our commitment to innovation, safety, our customers and our reputations for producing high-quality products,” says Tom Klein Jr., co-president, Klein Tools. “We believe that our combined resources and expertise will enable us to grow more quickly together than we could have separately. We’re excited to welcome Ergodyne to the Klein Tools team.”
Together, Klein and Ergodyne plan to expand their venerable brands and leverage their combined expertise, years of experience and industry know-how to accelerate innovation in the safety products space.
“We couldn’t be more excited to join the Klein brand and family,” says Tom Votel, president, Ergodyne. “Our company has seen tremendous success over the last three decades within the safety space, and we can’t wait to propel that forward with this historic partnership.”
About Klein Tools
Since 1857, Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. The majority of Klein tools are manufactured in plants throughout the United States and are the No. 1 choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople. For more information, visit www.kleintools.com. Klein is a registered trademark of Klein Tools, Inc.
Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace™. What started with just one product has grown into a line of top flight, battle-tested, Tenacious Work Gear®; all precision crafted to provide protection, promote prevention and manage the elements for workers on jobsites the world over. The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex® Hand Protection, ProFlex® Knee Pads, ProFlex® Supports, Skullerz® Head Protection, Skullerz® Eye Protection, Trex™ Footwear Accessories, Chill-Its® Cooling Products, N-Ferno® Warming Products, GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids® Lanyards, Arsenal® Gear and Tool Storage and SHAX® Portable Work Shelters.