THS Tools Group was founded in 1975 by Ken Yarker and a group of independent dealers in an attempt to harness the purchasing power of the stocking independently owned tool distributor and compete against the 'Multiples'. This simple idea encouraged four founding Members to begin THS.
At the latter end of 1975 THS had only five Suppliers and the formative years were tough with the first month's turnover of real operation only £1,500. However, the problems of the early years were overcome and as at September 1980, THS had a distribution network of 39 Members and 50 Suppliers and figures showed a 75% increase in turnover against 1979.
In March 2001, THS Headquarters relocated from Rugby to its current premises based in Templeborough, Rotherham. Since the relocation THS has continued to grow to become the UK's largest buying group for independent industrial distributors with over 100 Members and 180 Suppliers.
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