Thor can trace its roots back to 1910 when The Birmingham Belting Co Ltd was founded in Snow Hill, Birmingham, by the Stephens family. Birmingham Belting manufactured flexible drive belts for the Cotton Mills and other industrial applications that were thriving around this time. They also however had a small section within the company manufacturing Rawhide Hammers and mallets. Thor in its present form was fully established in 1935 when one of the Stephens family, Walter R Stephens decided to move the hammer and mallet manufacturing to separate premises in Salop Street, Birmingham. The separation from Stephens Belting meant that Walter could concentrate all his efforts on further developing the company and within a year new products were being designed and launched. One of the most popular items launched around this time was a Copper Hide hammer which had an Iron head fitted with a Copper Face at one end and Hide Face at the other. A local car manufacturer was so impressed with the product that they supplied a Copper Hide hammer in the toolkit with each car they made. The hammer was used to tighten and loosen the central wheel nuts or ‘Spinners’ used to secure the wire spoke wheels fitted to most cars at this time. The car company was S S Cars now known as Jaguar and this type of hammer remains our biggest selling range to this very day. Present Day Thor remains a family owned and run business. We now export to over 80 countries and we continue to exhibit at the Cologne Hardware exhibition in Germany. We still manufacture some of the original hammers and mallets the company started making back in the early 1900’s. Whilst most are produced using modern machinery and modern manufacturing techniques some products, in particular hide mallets and faces, are basically produced from the same raw material in the same way using the same techniques the original workers used when the company was founded back in the early 1900’s. Arakan General Trading Co LLC. Dubai United Arab Emirates is Sole Distributor, Importer, Exporter, Stockiest, Whole Sale, Retail sale of This Brand and Registered Locally, Beware in UAE Few Satan Traders are using This name with Chinese Garbage Products. This Brand is Internationally well-known for Quality and Brand Is Registered world wide. Legal action can be taken if found counterfeit product. .
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