The brand name Kamasa Tools was founded already in 1968, almost 50 years ago. From the start, development of new tools has been based on demands and wishes from professional automotive mechanics, in combination with Swedish engineering know-how and a genuine interest in function and quality. That is why all tools and workshop equipment are of a premium quality that meets strict tool standards and other demands made by today's industrial companies.
A high-quality tool is always more than just a tool. In addition to basic requirements such as function and strength, it should be ergonomically designed and safe to use for the automotive mechanic. It should also last for a long time and stand up to the tough environment in a dirty workshop. Therefore Kamasa Tools develops and produces tools and workshop equipment according to the industry's strictest standards and rules. Here are a few examples:
DIN is Germany's standardization organisation and the DIN-standards are the biggest collection of requirement levels. The industry standards are used internationally and cover, in principle, all types of hand tools, with specifications with regards to dimensions, angles, loads, and more.
CE (Conformité Européenne) is a product marking used within the EEA (European Economic Area). The CE-marking certifies that the product meets the requirements according to applicable standards, often established by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) when it comes to tools. The ISO-standards cover occupational safety and injury risks, pressure loads of jacks, tool vibrations, sound levels, magnetic interference of electric power tools, and more.
IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is a commission that produces and establishes international standards within electronics and electrical engineering. Examples of IEC-standards that concern tools from Kamasa Tools are load and type approvals for high-voltage tools.
VDE (Verband der Elektrotechnik, Elektronik und Informationstechnik) is a group that issues type approvals with regards to electric insulation for tools. VDE applies on the global market through consultation and partnerships.
Simplified, one can say that a standard or norm is a compilation of rules, requirements, and test methods that a product must fulfill to be considered safe and good for the user. For it to be considered a standard, it shall also be agreed upon between recognized and established bodies and groups. By following a standard, earlier experiences are used, which in the end leads to a product that works as it is intended.
It is Swedish quality.