A seventy-year heritage of serving OEM customers and airlines
ATI was formed in 1938 in Los Angeles and incorporated as Aircraft Tools, Inc., in 1949. Strategically located near LA International Airport, we were able to serve Douglas, Northrop, Lockheed and North American Aviation. In the mid-1950s, we opened several U.S. sales offices so we could serve other companies like Boeing, Grumman, Beech, Cessna, General Dynamics, LTV, Sikorsky, Rohr and Bell Helicopter.

As business changed in the late 1950s, we began soliciting machine shop work and formed a tool and an aerospace division that allowed us to grow substantially.

During the 1960s, ATI established itself as the largest supplier of quality aircraft fabricating tools in the United States and Canada. In 1972, the employees of ATI purchased the company and changed the name to ATI Industries. In March of 1986, ATI brand was sold to, and became a subsidiary of, Snap-on Tools Incorporated.

When defense budgets were drastically reduced, ATI terminated all aerospace work in 1992 to concentrate on our core commercial tools business. In keeping with this focus, we changed our company name to ATI Tools, Inc. and kept that name until January 1, 1996, when we became ATI Tools Division, Snap-on Tools Company.

Recently, we began to merge the ATI tools business with CDI Torque Products . Both brands will be under one roof by April 1st, 2009. The new business name is Snap-on Specialty Tools, located in City of Industry, California.

The ATI Tools brand under Snap-on Specialty Tools will have a full service design and engineering staff and the capabilities to build a multilevel of variations of custom tools to your specific specifications.

All ATI, CDI torque products and Industrial custom tools adhere to rigid engineering standards including:

ISO 9001:2008 Certificate No.: CERT-08745-2006-AQ-HOU-ANAB Rev. 1
ISO 14001:2004 Certificate No.: CERT-02711-2006-AE-HOU-ANAB
18001:2007 Certificate No.: CERT-03904-2006-SOC-HOU-OHSAS

Adhere to:
ISO 190011 – Audit Standards
ISO 17025 (ANSI NCSL-2540-1-1994)
laboratory Calibration Standard
ANSI/NCSL Z540-1, American National Standard
for Calibration
ANSI/ASQ Z1.4-2003 and MIL-STD-105E
Sampling Inspection Plan

We also adhere to many other product-specific standards:
MIL standards
ANSI standards
GOV standards
ISO standards
ASME standards
NIST standards