Tekton in Grand Rapids, Michigan

ABOUT US

We're Tekton. This is our story.

 

We’re a family-owned company in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We’re dedicated to making the best hand tools you’ll ever own, and we start by designing the products that we personally believe in and want to own ourselves. We focus especially on tools used in mechanical and assembly work; our core product categories include systems of hand drive sockets and ratchets, impact sockets, wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers.

To meet our users’ needs, we do a lot of things differently than other tool companies. We hire the best engineers and designers and ask them to focus on putting your dollars where it matters—on functional aspects like using the best materials, refining production processes, and maximizing strength and leverage. Our tools are designed to work better and cost less than the competition's because we realize that tools, like many things, don't have to be expensive to work well—they need to be made well to work well.

Tekton is from the ancient Greek language. It is similar to the word "technician" and shares its origin with words like "technical" and "technique." A Tekton is a person of skill, particularly with the hands.

Tekton Angle Wrench In Use

Tekton is from the ancient Greek language. It is similar to the word "technician" and shares its origin with words like "technical" and "technique." A Tekton is a person of skill, particularly with the hands.

Tekton Angle Wrench In Use

We also hand pick partners who are experts in their fields—whether they’re traditionally a part of the tool industry or not. We seek out the best subcontractors and suppliers in the U.S. and across the world, focusing on wherever we can find the best partners to make the best tool. Country of origin is listed on each tool's product page. At this time, less than 10 percent of our tools are made in China, 15 percent in the United States, and about 75 percent in Taiwan. We challenge ourselves and those we work with to increasingly higher standards of rigor, precision, and creativity. And, in the end, we bring you a tool that’s designed and engineered better and more intentionally than anything else out there.

The coolest part about what we do is something new taking place here in West Michigan, one of the world’s leading manufacturing hubs. All sorts of advanced fabrication methods are found here to meet the needs of the automotive, furniture, and medical device industries at globally competitive costs.

Why, we wondered, don’t we employ the resources right in our backyard to make tools like no one has ever made them? So we did. We built our own specialized local supply chains to roll out products like our Angle Head Wrenches, Screwdrivers, and Nut Drivers—and more are on the way.

Tekton Quality Control

Tools, like many things, don’t need to be expensive to work well. They need to be made well to work well.

Tools, like many things, don’t need to be expensive to work well. They need to be made well to work well.

Tekton Quality Control

Question Convention.  Find What's Real.

Question Convention.

Find What's Real.

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We're always looking for smart, creative, highly talented people to add to our team. If you think that you or someone you know would be a good fit at Tekton, please fill out an application and tell us more.

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