Xcelite is a brand of hand tools geared towards the electronics service industry. It is currently owned by Apex Tool Group and markets screwdrivers, nut drivers, pliers, and various specialized electronics tools.
|Product type||Hand tools|
|Owner||Apex Tool Group|
|Previous owners||Cooper Industries|
Xcelite was founded in 1921 by F. Birney Farrington, as the Park Metalware Company,Inc., a small metalworking shop in Orchard Park, New York. By 1952, the Xcelite brand name was so well known in the electronics, television and radio repair industries, the company changed its corporate name to Xcelite, Inc..
In 1973, the brand was purchased by Cooper Industries.
- Cooper Hand Tools. "Xcelite Catalogue" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-09.
- Hardware Age. David Williams Company. January 1960.
- "Firm Changes Name". Buffalo Courier-Express, pg 4. January 4, 1952.
- Funding Universe. "Cooper Cameron Corporation". Retrieved 2010-04-07.
- David Neal Keller (1983). Cooper Industries, 1833-1983. Ohio University Press. ISBN 978-0-8214-0751-6.
- Apex Tool Group. "Apex Tool Group About Us". Archived from the original on May 27, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-09.