Imperial® is a world renowned brand of specialty tools for HVAC/R service, tube working, electrical, automotive and industrial applications.
Provide Specialty Tools and Equipment to Make the Job Easier
Our Goal Every Day
Always Exceed the Expectations of Our Professional Customers
Dependable Under Pressure
Imperial is dedicated to YOU.
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Professional Specialty Hand Tools
The Imperial Brass Manufacturing Company began making brass valves and fittings on the south side of Chicago in 1905. Today we are a world leader in the development of innovative products, including hand tools that make work easier for customers in a wide array of industries. Our first hundred years have been marked by growth and change, but one thing has remained constant: the quality of our products continues to exceed the expectations of our professional customers.
In1996, Imperial-Eastman became part of Stride Tool Inc., but retained the Imperial brand name. Since that time, we have accelerated the development of patented products that serve professionals in industries as diverse as automotive, electrical, refrigeration, heating/air conditioning and tube working. We’re proud to continue to build on the legacy of innovation and excellence that began over one hundred years ago.
Milbar® - World-Class Quality Hand Tools
The Milbar Company of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, a manufacturer of specialty hand tools since 1956, was acquired by Stride Tool Inc. in 1995. The world’s leading manufacturer of safety wire twisters, Milbar® tools have been designed and manufactured in northeast Ohio to exacting standards for over 50 years.
In 2012 Stride Tool acquired Thermal Engineering Company of Mentor, Ohio and their line of HVACR service tools. The best of the Thermal Engineering offerings are now sold under the Imperial – Thermal name. Thermal Engineering also manufactures the finest in HVACR Training Units for the educational market. You will find our training units in operation in high schools, colleges and government organizations throughout the world. Please visit http://imperial-training.com for more information.
We invite you to explore this site, where you will find tools designed to save time and make your job easier. Each product is backed by our exclusive lifetime warranty.
After all, you’d expect nothing less from Imperial.