The Beginning of a Family Company

Bert Draper, our founder, and his wife Emily


Tool Delivery 1920s Style

With the automobile expansion, Draper Tools could deliver more efficiently


Business as Usual

B.Draper & Son Limited continues to grow its trading in Kingston upon Thames, London


Tool Delivery 1950s style

As larger vehicles became more popular, so did our deliveries


Deliveries 1960s Style

Soon, there were whole fleets dedicated to getting the Draper product out to the nation


The First Draper Tools Catalogue

An essential marketing tool, the first Draper Tools catalogue marks a moment of progress and expansion


Draper Tools Relocates

With the increase of business and cramped conditions and Kingston, Norman purchases the freehold rights to the current premises in Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire at auction


Business as Usual in Hampshire

The Draper name continues to grow and by now, the third generation, John Draper, has already been involved with the business for over a decade


Sponsorship of Southampton FC

Draper Tools signs a sponsorship deal with Southampton FC and end up sponsoring the club for nine years between 1984 and 1993. (Pictured L to R: John Draper, Guy Askham, Norman Draper, Lawrie McMenemy)


Chandler’s Ford Reaches Full Capacity

With business expanding, Chandler’s Ford reaches capacity, leading to the outright purchase of the North Baddesley site, in preparation for the new warehouse facility


New Warehouse Completion

The new warehouse facility in North Baddesley is completed, allowing for further growth


Draper Tools and Poole Pirates

Draper Tools begins to get seriously involved in motorsports with sponsorship of a local speedway team, the Poole Pirates


Official Tool Partner

The association with motorsports continues, with Draper Tools becoming the official tool partner to Santa Pod Raceway, home of European Drag Racing


Further Motorsport Support

As the company’s automotive range continues to expand, so does it’s support and involvement with the motorsport industry. Draper Tools signs a deal with Joe Osbourne, driving for Trackspeed in the Avon Tyres British GT


The Wolverine

Further exciting collaborations continue and Draper Tools signs a partnership with Twentieth Century Fox and its new film ’The Wolverine’ starring Hugh Jackman.


Caterham Motorsport

With automotive at the heart of the business, Draper Tools becomes the Official Tool Partner to Caterham Motorsport and kits out their workshop with the latest Draper tools and accessories. This partnership was forged after directors Joe and Tom Draper raced at the academy in 2014 having used Draper Tools to build their own cars



Keen to support young apprentices in the trade, Draper Tools begins a campaign of supporting colleges and students. They provide South Essex College with nearly £8000 worth of tools for their new construction centre


New Ranges and Systems

The innovative new socketry range, featuring over 600 new products, is one of the largest product launches to-date. This coincides with a new state-of-the-art warehouse management system at Chandler’s Ford, leading to increased productivity and efficiency.


Product Innovation

Draper Tools never stops with new product innovation and 2018 sees several exciting launches including a new range of engine timing tools and the Storm Force 20v Interchange power tools series



Draper Tools turns 100 and celebrates the milestone with regular competitions, promotions and special edition products. Their enthusiasm for motorsport also continues with the sponsorship of British Touring Car Championship team, Excelr8 Motorsport

Club Draper


Request copies of our promotion booklets, be kept up to date with all our new products, offers and competitions. Click here to register now!


This site uses cookies, some of which are necessary to give you a better experience. This site also uses cookies from third party websites, some of which may track your use of this site, If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume you are ok with this. However, you can change your settings at any time.