Who is Bahco
WELCOME TO BAHCO
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.
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.
Öberg, the first file factory, is founded in Eskilstuna, Sweden.
Göran Fredrik Göransson lays the groundwork for the invention of the first saw blade.
The first Bahco saw blades are produced using high-quality steel.
Johan Petter Johansson creates the adjustable spanner, a precursor to the adjustable wrench.
Berndt August Hjorth buys Enköpings Mekaniska Verkstad and shortens its name to Bahco.
The bi-metal hacksaw blade Sandflex® is created, ushering in a new era for the industry.
Bahco presents ERGO™: by professionals, for professionals.
The ERGO™ Ratchet wins the Red Dot Design Award.
Innovation award for Bahco’s Tool Management System Configurator.
The Bahco Storage Hub is created, a new range of tool trolleys that meets European standards.
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.
THE GROUP BEHIND BAHCO
Based in France, the SNA Europe Group was created in 2005 by merging Bahco and Eurotools.