Milwaukee Tools acquires Imperial Blades

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co (TTI), has announced the acquisition of US manufacturer Imperial Blades.

Founded in 2008, Imperial Blades is the original inventor of the universal shank for use on oscillating multi-tools. The company has grown in recent years alongside the incorporation of new product technology such as Storm Titanium coating and Carbide Extreme Blade.

Joseph Galli, CEO of TTI, said: "Imperial Blades is a strong brand focused on expanding and delivering a broad range of high quality solutions to the oscillating tool category. Milwaukee Tool remains relentlessly focused on delivering innovative solutions, and we are proud to expand our US manufacturing footprint and portfolio of professional brands with Imperial Blades."

TTI was founded in 1985, and is considered a world leader in cordless technology spanning power tools, outdoor power equipment, floor care appliances and accessories for the home, construction, maintenance, industrial and infrastructure industries. TTI's brand portfolio includes: Milwaukee, AEG, Ryobi, Homelite, Empire, Hoover, Oreck, Vax and Dirt Devil.

Milwaukee Tool is undergoing significant expansion in the US, growing existing operations in Mississippi, creating over 600 new jobs.