Draper Tools has announced it will be celebrating 100 years in business this year, after being established in 1919 by Bert Draper.
The business is still family owned and run today by the fourth generation of the Draper family and is said to still be committed to growth and innovation. It has recently made a number of investments as a business, as well as several improvements at its head office facility.
Draper Tools supplies a wide range of hand and power tools for both professional trades and serious enthusiasts. To date, its range includes over 11,000 products lines.
Chairman of Draper Tools, John Draper, commented: “We are proud to have reached this important milestone in our company history and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us get here. Although we have grown a lot over the last century, we still like to think of ourselves as a no-nonsense, customer-focused tool supplier. Quality and reliability are still very much at the heart of the business and this will continue as we progress and grow into 2019 and beyond.”
Plans are afoot for a year-long celebration of the company’s 100-year anniversary in 2019, with exclusive promotions, competitions, charity fundraising and a staff party all in the pipeline. Each month there will be special edition centenary products launched, with deals on top products including trolley jacks, pressure washers, socket sets, spanner sets and more.
To further mark the occasion, Draper Tools has teamed up with Care for Veterans, a very special charity, which also celebrates its centenary in 2019.
Care for Veterans – formerly The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home – was established in 1919 to care for those soldiers returning from World War I with life-changing disabilities. For 100 years, they have been providing long term nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and award-winning end of life care to disabled ex-Servicemen and women from the RAF, Army, Royal Navy and auxiliary services. Draper Tools will be dedicating 2019 to supporting and raising funds for Care for Veterans in honour of both organisations’ centenary year.
For more information, visit www.drapertools.com.