six catalog covers spanning 75 years from 1930 to 2005

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 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 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 safety tools won quick acceptance in industrial markets.

Today, after nearly 100 years of continuously manufacturing in America, most of our safety tools are manufactured in Garland, Texas. AMPCO Safety Tools continues our commitment to you with the highest quality safety tools and service.