In 1914, inventor August Littman made an exciting discovery: a new bronze metal, hard enough to cut steel. The inventor and a small group of entrepreneurs formed the American Metal Products Company, and achieved recognized leadership in the production of aluminum bronze alloys.
The American Metal Products Company (later called "Ampco") produced the first-ever line of aluminum bronze safety hand tools in 1922. This marked the beginning of Ampco Safety Tools. The unmatched strength and durability of the aluminum bronze tools won quick acceptance in industrial markets.
Today, our safety tools are manufactured in Garland, Texas and in Germany. Ampco Safety Tools continues our commitment to you with the highest quality safety tools and service.
Ampco Safety Tools is the largest producer of Non-Sparking, Non-Magnetic & Corrosion Resistant Safety Hand Tools.
Ampco Safety Tools are recommended by Safety Engineers and Insurance Companies to avoid ignition of materials by Mechanical Sparks.
Non-Sparking Applications - All AMPCO alloys used to produce Non-Sparking Tools have the approval of Factory Mutual Research Corporation. Standards Developing Organizations such OSHA (Occupational Health & Safety Administration), NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), and MSHA (Mine Safety & Health Administration) recommend the use of Non-Sparking Tools where hazardous, flammable or combustible vapors, liquids, dusts or residues arepresent. Ultimately the use of Non-Sparking Safety Hand Tools should be a key component of most industrial safety programs.