It goes back to 1895 in Canada, when Télesphore Garant began forging tools, wagon wheels and other implements for farmers in a small village east of Québec City. And it reaches back to 1897 in Australia with the establishment of George Westmoreland’s pottery factory in a village close to Melbourne. In Europe, it began in 1932 with the opening of an independently owned foundry called Temple Michael Mills in the southern county of Cork, Ireland. Later acquired by True Temper (USA), the operation in Ireland today is responsible for the entire European market with customers in countries such as France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, and UK.
All of the brands that are part of The AMES Companies today share a legacy of bold product innovation, quality domestic manufacturing and leadership positions in the outdoor tool and lifestyle product markets for professionals and homeowners.
Our vision is to continue to expand our leading positions in our various markets through continued consumer research and product innovation, strategic brand management and strong customer relations.