Over a century of excellence
Founded over 100 years ago by a guy who saw a need to fill, Chicago Pneumatic has a strong history of constantly looking for new ways to meet your needs, today and tomorrow.
Way back in 1889 John W. Duntley realized that construction workers in particular had a need for many tools that weren’t yet available. He founded Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company and set out on a lifelong mission to provide all types of industries and companies the tools necessary for their success.
Over the years Duntley grew the company through product innovation, always insisting on product quality and reliability. The name Chicago Pneumatic became known and appreciated by workers around the world for durable, reliable tools that made tough jobs easier and were designed to meet specific needs.
Today, Chicago Pneumatic is a global brand that offers tools for almost every industry and countless applications. And we’re proud to say Chicago Pneumatic still stands for reliability, durability and customer value. To read more about some of our innovations over the decades, check out Decades of innovation , below.
Decades of innovation Chicago Pneumatic tools have a history dating back to 1901, when the founder of the company saw a niche to fill: sourcing and selling construction tools.