News Releases

All media inquiries should be directed to Robin Sutton at +1-980-209-8697 or Robin.Sutton@apextoolgroup.com.

Apr
03
2017
ATG Wins Ace Hardware 2016 Vendor of the Year
SPARKS, Maryland - 04/03/2017 - Apex Tool Group has been named one of only ten 2016 “Vendors of the Year” by Ace Hardware, winning this honor out of 2,000+ suppliers to Ace, a 4,600-store retailer-owned worldwide...Continue Reading
Apr
03
2017
ATG Wins Ace Hardware 2016 Vendor of the Year

SPARKS, Maryland - 04/03/2017 - Apex Tool Group has been named one of only ten 2016 “Vendors of the Year” by Ace Hardware, winning this honor out of 2,000+ suppliers to Ace, a 4,600-store retailer-owned worldwide hardware cooperative.  Apex Tool Group (ATG) was awarded top performer in Ace’s Hand & Power Tools, and Chain & Accessories category, based on our sales growth, merchandising support and partnerships, promotional support, Children’s Miracle Network charity support, and “customer comes first” team approach.

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Feb
28
2017
ATG Honored for 50 Years as First Torx® Drive System Licensee
SPARKS, MD 02/28/17 --- On February 22, Apex Tool Group was honored for a milestone achievement: the 50th anniversary of our Torx® drive tooling licensing relationship with Acument Global Technologies. Executives from...Continue Reading
Feb
28
2017
ATG Honored for 50 Years as First Torx® Drive System Licensee

SPARKS, MD 02/28/17 --- On February 22, Apex Tool Group was honored for a milestone achievement: the 50th anniversary of our Torx® drive tooling licensing relationship with Acument Global Technologies. Executives from Acument visited our Dayton, Ohio plant, location of our Torx manufacturing, to present a commemorative trophy to ATG.

Acument recognized our 50-year partnership, as well as for ATG being the first drive tool manufacturer in its Torx licensing program. Torx screws are commonly found in applications such as automotive and industrial...

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Jan
31
2017
ATG Named ORS Nasco 2016 Supplier of the Year; ATG Associate Jeff Tholen Honored
SPARKS, Maryland - January 31, 2017 - Apex Tool Group was presented with ORS Nasco’s Strategic Supplier Partnership of the Year 2016 award at its Annual Leadership Summit in Tulsa, Oklahoma on January 25, 2017. ...Continue Reading
Jan
31
2017
ATG Named ORS Nasco 2016 Supplier of the Year; ATG Associate Jeff Tholen Honored

SPARKS, Maryland - January 31, 2017 - Apex Tool Group was presented with ORS Nasco’s Strategic Supplier Partnership of the Year 2016 award at its Annual Leadership Summit in Tulsa, Oklahoma on January 25, 2017.  ORS Nasco, North America’s leading wholesale provider of industrial and welding supplies, brings together approximately 250 attendees at its largest event of the year. 

Also honored at the ORS Nasco Leadership Summit was Jeff Tholen, National Account Manager, who was named Sales Professional of the Year.  This...

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Nov
01
2016
GearWrench® and Chip Ganassi Racing Announce Partnership
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – GearWrench®, an innovative hand tool brand known for tools that deliver speed, strength, and access to industrial and automotive technicians, and Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) today announced, at the annual...Continue Reading
Nov
01
2016
GearWrench® and Chip Ganassi Racing Announce Partnership

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – GearWrench®, an innovative hand tool brand known for tools that deliver speed, strength, and access to industrial and automotive technicians, and Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) today announced, at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, they have agreed to a multi-year partnership.  GearWrench will be a partner on the No. 1 Chevrolet SS piloted by former Daytona 500 Champion Jamie McMurray and serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 1 Chevy for multiple races during the 2017 NASCAR season.

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Feb
08
2016
James J. Roberts Appointed CEO of Apex Tool Group
SPARKS, Maryland – February 8, 2016 – Apex Tool Group, LLC, a global leader in industrial hand and power tools, today announced the appointment of experienced tool industry executive James J. Roberts as Chief Executive Officer...Continue Reading
Feb
08
2016
James J. Roberts Appointed CEO of Apex Tool Group

SPARKS, Maryland – February 8, 2016 – Apex Tool Group, LLC, a global leader in industrial hand and power tools, today announced the appointment of experienced tool industry executive James J. Roberts as Chief Executive Officer of Apex Tool Group and a member of the Board of Directors.  Thomas Wroe, Jr., current CEO and Chairman of the Board, will continue to serve on the Board of Directors as Executive Chairman.

Roberts, 57, joins Apex Tool Group effective February 8, 2016 after five years as the CEO of The Chamberlain Group, a leading provider of access control...

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Feb
08
2016
Industrial End User Specialist Program
SPARKS, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 06/09/14 -- Apex Tool Group, one of the largest worldwide producers of hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain, and electronic soldering products, today announced its new End User Specialist (EUS)...Continue Reading
Feb
08
2016
Industrial End User Specialist Program

SPARKS, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 06/09/14 -- Apex Tool Group, one of the largest worldwide producers of hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain, and electronic soldering products, today announced its new End User Specialist (EUS) program, which was developed to support industrial facilities operators and industrial tool distributors located throughout North America. The service-oriented program provides end users at manufacturing sites with greater access to Apex Tool Group products that support industrial applications.

End User Specialists will drive fully outfitted...

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Mar
31
2015
ATG Closes Acquisition of Yecen
Apex Tool Group Closes Acquisition of Yecen; Chinese Automotive Repair Equipment Manufacturer Joins Apex’s Leading SATA® Tools...Continue Reading
Mar
31
2015
ATG Closes Acquisition of Yecen

Apex Tool Group Closes Acquisition of Yecen; Chinese Automotive Repair Equipment Manufacturer Joins Apex’s Leading SATA® Tools Portfolio

Sparks, Maryland, March 31, 2015 . . . Apex Tool Group, LLC announced it has closed the acquisition of China-based Shanghai Yecen Auto Technology Ltd. (Yecen), a highly strategic automotive sector acquisition in the Asia Pacific region for Apex’s SATA Tool (Shanghai) Limited subsidiary.  The transaction was effective March 30, 2015 and was financed with cash on hand in China. 

Yecen’s wheel aligner...

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Oct
23
2014
Wroe Appointed CEO Of Apex Tool Group
SPARKS, Md., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apex Tool Group, LLC, a global leader in industrial hand and power tools, today announced that Thomas Wroe, Jr., current Chairman of the Board and a highly experienced leader of global industrial companies,...Continue Reading
Oct
23
2014
Wroe Appointed CEO Of Apex Tool Group

SPARKS, Md., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apex Tool Group, LLC, a global leader in industrial hand and power tools, today announced that Thomas Wroe, Jr., current Chairman of the Board and a highly experienced leader of global industrial companies, will assume the additional role of CEO.  He succeeds Steve Breitzka, who is stepping down to begin the next phase in his career.

Headquartered in Sparks, Maryland, Apex Tool Group is one of the largest worldwide producers of industrial hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain, and electronic soldering products.  Apex Tool...

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Sep
26
2014
Cleco I-Wrench
Apex Tool Group is proud to announce the release of our brand-new intelligent wrench — the Cleco...Continue Reading
Sep
26
2014
Cleco I-Wrench

Apex Tool Group is proud to announce the release of our brand-new intelligent wrench — the Cleco I-Wrench.

As part of our Process Quality Assurance (PQA) product line, our digital torque wrench offers unparalleled torque and angle accuracy.

To learn more, please see Cleco I-Wrench

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