Desoutter Tools

Desoutter Industrial Tools founded in Great Britain in 1914, now headquartered in France, is an industrial manufacturer providing electric and pneumatic assembly tools. Products and services are sold in more than 170 countries through 20 business units. Desoutter Tools is active in fields such as Aerospace, Automotive Industry, Light Assembly and Heavy Vehicles, Off-Road, General Industry.

Desoutter Tools
Native name
Desoutter Industrial Tools
TypePrivate company
Industry
FoundedLondon, England (1914 (1914))
FounderMarcel Desoutter
Headquarters
Saint-Herblain, Loire-Atlantique
,
France
Area served
Worldwide
Products
Brands
  • Seti-Tec
  • Georges Renault
  • Tech-motive
  • Scan Rotor
Number of employees
  • Steady 1,000 (2015)
Subsidiaries
  • 20 business units
Websitewww.desouttertools.com
Desoutter Tools main office in Saint-Herblain, 2012

The French companies Georges Renault.[1] in 1989 and Seti-Tec in 2011, the American Tech-motive in 2005 and the Swedish Scan Rotor in 2004 have been integrated in the Desoutter Tools company.

HistoryEdit

OriginEdit

Marcel Desoutter, one of the five Desoutter brothers, was an aviator. When he lost a leg in an aircraft crash,[2] he was fitted with an "uncomfortable wooden replacement". His brother Charles helped him regain his mobility by designing a prototype for a new artificial leg[3][4] made of duralumin. It was the first ever metal leg. Lighter and easier to manoeuvre than wooden legs, Marcel was flying again by the following year.[5]

This innovation was met with interest from other persons needing a lighter artificial leg; and it resulted in the founding of the Desoutter Company, headed by Marcel Desoutter.

Product linesEdit

From the outset, Desoutter needed to develop specific pneumatic tools to ensure that the aluminium components of the artificial limbs were drilled efficiently.

Adjust to the numerous developments in its production, the company acquired expertise in this field that in the 1950s they decided to make it their sole business.[6]

Edit

The original idea for this symbol was accredited to Charles Cunliffe who headed Desoutter[7]’s Advertising department for many years after the Second World War. This was a period of growth, particularly owing to the development of a new range of products.[8] Their launch was accompanied by a novel advertising campaign presenting diminutive figures in worker's overalls, but with the heads of horses.

This horsepower concept was developed in many of the brand's advertisements for about twenty years. The managing board at the time even decided that it was the embodiment of the company's identity.

In 1973, the horse's head was combined with the Desoutter logo script, which was a facsimile of Louis Albert Desoutter's[9] signature,[10] one of the company's founders.

To mark the centenary of the brand, the emblem recently adopted a more contemporary graphic design.

ProductsEdit

Battery Tools[11] Electric Tools[12] Pneumatic Tools[13] Torque Measurement Systems[14] Others
E-LIT Series[15] EB Tools[16] Fastening Tools[17] Controllers[18] Auto Feed Drills and Tappers[19]
B-Flex[20] Current Control EB Tools[21] Riveting[22] Software[23] Air Motors[24]
Fastening Tools[25] Compression Tools[26] Miscellaneous Tools[27]
Drills[28] Accessories[29]
Tappers[30] Industry 4.0 Solutions[31]
Grinders / Sanders[32]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Georges Renault Century french company
  2. ^ Marcel Desoutter Crash Desoutter Air Crash
  3. ^ Craig, Berry. "British Amputee Aviator Pioneered the Metal Artificial Leg". healio.com. Healio. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  4. ^ Oatman-Stanford, Hunter (29 October 2012). "War and Prosthetics: How Veterans Fought for the Perfect Artificial Limb". Collectors Weekly. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  5. ^ More Comfortable limb Description about the articial limb chosen
  6. ^ Desoutter Tools solutions Archived 26 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine Desoutter Tools solutions
  7. ^ Desoutter Tools company Desoutter Tools website
  8. ^ World War II World War II become Growth Period for artificial limbs
  9. ^ Louis Albert Desoutter story the Desoutter Medical company presents him in the "Our History tab"
  10. ^ Logo story Anecdotes presenting Desoutter logo history
  11. ^ site Battery Tools Archived 13 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine E-LIT series – Desoutter Innovation at its finest
  12. ^ Electric Tools Archived 17 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine On the Desoutter Tools quick Catalog
  13. ^ Pneumatic Tools Archived 17 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine On the Desoutter Tools quick Catalog
  14. ^ Measurement Systems Archived 19 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine On the Desoutter Tools website
  15. ^ E-LIT series Archived 13 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine E-LIT series – Desoutter Innovation at its finest
  16. ^ Transducerized EB Tools Archived 26 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine Transducerized EB Tools
  17. ^ Fastening Tools Archived 17 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine Pneumatic Fastening Tools
  18. ^ Controllers Archived 17 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine Controllers
  19. ^ Auto Feed Drills and Tappers Archived 11 August 2015 at the Wayback Machine Auto Feed Drills and Tappers
  20. ^ B-FLEX Archived 13 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine B-Flex
  21. ^ Current Controlled EB Tools Archived 26 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine Current Control EB Tools
  22. ^ Riveting Archived 17 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine Riveting
  23. ^ Software Archived 17 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine Software
  24. ^ Air Motors Archived 26 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine Air Motors
  25. ^ Fastening Tools Archived 26 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine Electric Fastening Tools
  26. ^ Compression Tools Archived 17 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine Compression Tools
  27. ^ Miscellaneous Tools Archived 17 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine Miscellaneous Tools
  28. ^ Drills Archived 17 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine Drills
  29. ^ Accessories Archived 17 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine Accessories
  30. ^ Tappers Archived 17 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine Tappers
  31. ^ Industry 4.0 Solutions Archived 17 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine Industry 4.0 Solutions
  32. ^ Grinders / Sanders Archived 17 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine Grinders / Sanders

Further readingEdit

  • Flight magazine, 29 March 1913
  • Flight magazine, 2 May 1929
  • Flight magazine, 25 April 1952 (Obituary)
  • Flight magazine, 13 January 1955
  • Jackson, A J. British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 2. Putnam, 1973
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Volume15. Oxford University Press, 2004

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