First in Torque for More Than 90 Years

In 1924 Walter P. Chrysler invented the flat beam torque wrench and he licensed Paul Sturtevant to manufacture and sell the tool. By 1929, Sturtevant had built a substantial business. We think of 1929 as the birth of the Sturtevant Tool Company. 

In 1940 Paul Sturtevant incorporated his torque tool company. Frank Livermont also incorporated Richmont that same year.  Those two companies drove the development of the error-proofing and torque tool industry. By the time the companies merged they had produced the bulk of the important firsts in torque application. 

From torque wrenches to torque screwdrivers, interchangeable heads for torque wrenches, and the first torque analyzers and calibration instruments, Paul Sturtevant and Frank Livermont led the way. That set our DNA long ago.

The industry leadership that started long before 1940 continues today.  Sturtevant Richmont continues to shape the industry with game-changing innovation including the development of radio-equipped torque hand tools that connect to a process monitor. First to market in 1999, Sturtevant Richmont continues to create innovation for our customers.

We simply first listen to what our customers tell us they want and need. If we don'tJohn Deere back scratcher already make that solution, we invent it for them. The image of the wireless torque click wrench you see on your right is one such creation. One of our customers had a very difficult access problem with a particular fastener on a build. They needed documentation of when the work was done and they were using our Global 8 process monitor/controller. So we created this torque wrench for that particular application. 

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 Sturtevant Richmont tools are proudly made by highly capable hands.