Way back in 1697, the company that is now Hultafors, was making axes deep in the Swedish forests. In 1883, Karl-Hilmer Johansson Kollén invented the world-famous folding rule – a revolutionary product in its own right. Nowadays, both these innovations are cornerstones of the Hultafors heritage – a brand that is a world leader in the design and manufacture of dynamic, high performance hand tools.