Our History

STAHLWILLE Tools North America is an independently owned distributor of STAHLWILLE Eduard Wille GmbH & Co. KG.  In 1959, a California businessman began selling (and making) special tools to help technicians fix German automobiles.  After building a business recognized for quality, Charles Baum wanted to find a general-purpose tool company he could represent to supplement the special tools he already sold.  Knowing the tool brand he chose would have to meet the strict standards he set for his product lines, Charles began selling STAHLWILLE tools.    After many years in California, the Baum family business moved to Sarasota, Florida and continued to grow.

In 1997 the Baum family moved the Texas-based STAHLWILLE distribution center to Sarasota, Florida.  They partnered with STAHLWILLE in Germany to become its primary wholesale distributor in North America.   That is when STAHLWILLE Tools North America was launched.  This new partnership immediately expanded the selection of high-quality German hand tools available for the automotive market.  And, since STAHLWILLE manufactures the highest quality torque products in the world, STAHLWILLE Tools North America was quickly able to begin servicing the aerospace, aviation, power generation/wind energy and gas & oil exploration industries.  Companies that perform critical maintenance and manufacturing have come to rely on STAHLWILLE tools and STAHLWILLE Tools North America.   As the manufacturer’s representative for the United States and Canada, STAHLWILLE Tools North America sells STAHLWILLE tools through a network of resellers, industrial supply stores, and dealers.

NOTE: Individuals and end users can find a distributor using the “Locate a Distributor” form in the DISTRIBUTORS dropdown at the top of the page.  Tool sellers interested in adding STAHLWILLE to their lines will find a “Become a Distributor” form in the DISTRIBUTORS dropdown.

Today, STAHLWILLE Tools North America is still located in Sarasota, Florida.  Here we warehouse many of the tools found in the STAHLWILLE catalog.  We have a staff that is both knowledgeable and helpful.  Our mission is to offer service and support that matches the quality level of the tools we sell.

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The Stahlwille History

For over 150 years, STAHLWILLE tools have exemplified what “Made in Germany” is all about. STAHLWILLE quality is felt everyday in the automotive, wind energy, aviation, aerospace and other industrial sectors. STAHLWILLE blends traditional German craftsmanship and state-of-the-art production techniques in every tool.

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