While elbow grease will get the job done, Campbell Hausfeld can pour on the pressure! Power expert Campbell Hausfeld manufactures and markets air compressors, pneumatic tools (hammers, drills and screwdrivers, and sanders), nailers and staplers, paint sprayers, pressure washers (detergents to garden hose attachments), and welders. Its tools and kits are used by both the professional and do-it-yourself home improvement and automotive markets worldwide. Founded in 1836, the company sells its lineup directly through its Ohio headquarters, and through such retailers and e-tailers as Ace Hardware, Amazon, CARQUEST, Lowe's, and Wal-Mart. Campbell Hausfeld is a subsidiary of Scott Fetzer Co.
From manufacturing horse-drawn wagons and agricultural equipment in the 19th century, the company is taking the spotlight as a small business success story driven by a US Chamber of Commerce initiative. Campbell Hausfeld's export activities -- to some 100 countries, including Latin America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific -- are an example of the opportunities for small US companies embracing international trade. For over a decade, Campbell Hausfeld has bolstered sales by routing its products, at competitive prices, to developing regions.
The company is underpinned by the resources of Scott Fetzer, which acquired Campbell Hausfeld in 1971. Part of about 20 companies that make up the diversified Scott Fetzer portfolio, Campbell Hausfeld is one of its most significant. The corporate parent is itself a Berkshire Hathaway company. – less