In 2003, Westward® celebrated its 40th anniversary. Our continued success grows from our unique ability to meet the needs of the industrial customer looking for high quality, value priced alternatives to other well known national brands of industrial hand tools.

Opportunity Knocks
In the early 1960’s Acklands Limited Industrial Division imported a limited scope of tools to introduce to the Canadian marketplace. They were branded under factory names such as Lobster, Gorilla and Tone. The products sold out almost immediately and a decision was made to buy more. Acklands Limited Industrial Division realized they had met a market need for high quality, value priced alternatives to national brands.

A Brand is Born
In 1963, Westward Distributors was created to unify the imported items under a single brand name that customers could immediately recognize and trust. Since then, the Westward® brand has grown to inventory a wide range of hand tools, pneumatic tools, automotive specialty tools, shop equipment and material handling equipment. The Westward® brand is becoming increasingly more recognizable in the Canadian marketplace. Due to the success of Westward®, Grainger expanded the strategy in the USA, and brought the Westward® name to the US market in 1998. Since 2010 Westward® is available in the European market and in full expansion.

Tool trolleys & Storage
Sockets & Accessories
Torque wrenches
Screwdrivers & Keys
Pliers, cutters, snips , knives & Saws
Hamers & Striking Tools
Clamping Tools & Vices
Measuring, Test & Inspection Tools
Materials Handling & Equipment

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