This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. (February 2020)
|Type||Privately held company|
|Headquarters||Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada|
|Stan Pridham (founder)|
|Website||Official Website (English)|
KMS Tools & Equipment is an industrial distributor that carries a huge selection of tools, from high quality heavy-duty professional tools to value-priced occasional use tools. KMS is a Canadian retailer of power tools, woodworking, metalworking, construction equipment and C.A.R parts (which stands for custom and restoration). It was founded in Coquitlam, BC in 1983 by Stan Pridham. It continues to be 100% Canadian and BC owned and operated by Stan Pridham who lives in BC.
As of September 2017, KMS Tools operates 11 stores across Western Canada. The company offices and distribution warehouse are both located in Coquitlam with the main store, car parts and the service department. In 2016 KMS tools launched a series of new stationary woodworking tools under their exclusive brand Magnum Industrial name. These replaced the older "green" General International tools from Taiwan they had carried since they acquired House of Tools. KMS Tools also publish a monthly 48-page flyer that they mail to their club members, (Monthly Flyer).
KMS Tools follows a retail store format with an industrial sales staff for education and larger accounts. Because of its large automotive enthusiast customer base, KMS has also run a Show & Shine out of its Coquitlam location since 1995.
Notable top specialty brands supplied
- SawStop Table Saws
- Festool German engineered portable power tools
- Kreg Wood joining tools
- Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
- Miller Welding Equipment
As of September 2017, KMS has stores in the following locations (in order of date established):
- Coquitlam Car Parts
- Coquitlam Service Department