Headquarters – Principality of Liechtenstein
Established – 1941
Parent Company– Hilti
Tool Known for– Everything from start up tools to finsihing tools
Hilti is located in the Principality of Liechtenstein and was founded in 1941. Like many companies it was started as a small family business. Today the Hilti family trust still holds the majority of the shares. In 1948 Hilti started its product line with the launching of a powder actuated fastening system. Hilti started production in America in 1979 in Minneapolis. In the 80’s Hilti entered the diamond coring market and the construction chemical market.
Hilti tools are designed for professional work on the job site. While I have seen some home owners use these tools, they are designed for professional contractors. If you are looking for one tool to own, make it the Hilti tools, they are flat out the best tools around. Hilti tends to be more expensive than other similar products on the market, but well worth the extra cost. For anyone one who has used a Hilti product, they understand what the extra cost provides. Hilti tools are designed by their users. Hilti listens to what their users want and incorporates this into their tools. I can truly say this is one of the only tools I have used where the tool does the work. If you have ever used one of their breakers, you all ready understand. For those of you who haven’t, you don’t know what you are missing. When you use their breaker, it is amazing how little vibration you feel on your arms and shoulders. For this type of tool, you would expect to feel a lot more vibration, but again very little.
As we stated above you will pay more for Hilti products, but what you get in return is well worth the price. You get a tool that runs longer, less down time means less standing around which means more to your bottom line. You get a tool that is designed to work for you, not against you. This means that it is easier on your body, which means you can be more efficient in your work and your employees will not fatigue as easy, so they can get more work done throughout the day. The best of all is Hilti’s service. They understand that any down time means money lost. Hilti has representatives around most job sites that will make sure your down time is kept to a minimum.
Below are small samples of Hilti products. As time goes on, we will continue to add more of their line up.