Koken Tools high performance tools for todays professional
"For the master mechanic" is a theme that has consistenly featured from the beginning of the Koken catalogue. The first catalogue had only 20 pages and 400 products... Today's catalogue spans 280 pages and totals ove 6000 products due to Koken's continued heavy investment into research & development. It is still aimed at the professional.
Koken's Products are designed and manufactured using the latest technologies such as 3D-CAD, Maching centres and computer controlled heat treatment systems in order to deliver the highest quality and most modern designed sockets and accessories.
The Koken Story is truly inspiring
In 1907 Mr. Soichiro Yamashita (aged 18) went to the U.S.A. to follow the American dream. He started off working as a servant for a rich American family as well as working in a restaurant doing dishes. His real passion was working on Ford Model-T cars. If he was repairing one, he wouldn't stop until it was finished — not even for dinner.
Mr.Yamashita finally got his break when he was given a job interview by non other than Mr. Henry Ford himself. Mr. Ford was so impressed he hired him to work for Ford Motor Co. thus becoming he first foreigner ever to work there! He lived in the USA for 18 years in Kansas City, got married and had two sons. The first was named Henry after Mr. Ford.