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Who is Bahco

WELCOME TO BAHCO

Bahco is a market-leading premium tool brand that provides tailored solutions and meets the needs of the highest-performing professionals working in the green, trade, automotive, industrial metal cutting and general industries.

 

Bahco has invented some of the most essential tools in the world, such as the adjustable pipe wrench, the adjustable wrench, multi-component handles and Sandflex® saws, accumulating more than 400 registered patents and multiple awards.


With an extensive catalogue of more than 24,000 products, Bahco tools offer a unique combination of state-of-the-art technology, user-centred tool design and over a century of experience.

BAHCO'S HISTORY

Our iconic brand was born in 1886 and is still a symbol of quality today.

Discover our history and every Bahco product we have made.

1850

Öberg, the first file factory, is founded in Eskilstuna, Sweden.


1862

Göran Fredrik Göransson lays the groundwork for the invention of the first saw blade.


1886

The first Bahco saw blades are produced using high-quality steel.


1892

Johan Petter Johansson creates the adjustable spanner, a precursor to the adjustable wrench.


1916

Berndt August Hjorth buys Enköpings Mekaniska Verkstad and shortens its name to Bahco.


1969

The bi-metal hacksaw blade Sandflex® is created, ushering in a new era for the industry.


1982

Bahco presents ERGO™: by professionals, for professionals.


2002

The ERGO™ Ratchet wins the Red Dot Design Award​.


2013

Innovation award for Bahco’s ​Tool Management ​System Configurator.


2017

The Bahco Storage Hub is created, a new range of tool trolleys that meets European standards.


2022

The BCL23 Electric Secateurs win the Red Dot and iF Design Awards.


THE FISH AND THE HOOK

When Göran Fredrik Göransson started producing saw blades in 1886, it became apparent that a brand was needed that could communicate the blades’ special properties and quality. The choice was made to identify the brand with the fish and the hook, as everybody knew that fish hooks were only made with the highest quality steel, the same steel from which Bahco saws and cutting tools were forged.

 

This is how Bahco’s iconic brand logo was born, no letters, words or sophisticated figures, just a symbol, one that everyone could understand and recognise across the world. The fish and the hook remain a symbol of quality to this day.

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SNA EUROPE,
THE GROUP BEHIND BAHCO

Bahco is a brand of the SNA Europe Group, a leading European manufacturer of tools tailored to the most demanding professions. SNA Europe develops accurate solutions for industrial challenges as they seek to increase productivity, reduce costs and keep performance at the highest level through its leading brands Bahco, Lindström and Irimo. Together they offer the most solid, comprehensive and reliable product portfolio on the tool market.

 

Based in France, the SNA Europe Group was created in 2005 by merging Bahco and Eurotools.

 

 

 

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