The Wilson Legacy.

Wilson Tool Enterprises has more than 45 years of operational and acquisition experience with businesses.

In 1966, Ken and Ruth Wilson founded Wilson Tool International®, or Wilson Tool Company as it was originally known, in the basement of a building in the warehouse district of St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

True to the entrepreneurial spirit that gave the company its start, the Wilson family and management team have been dedicated to embracing new technology and fostering innovation throughout the company.

Organic growth, along with company acquisitions in the metal fabrication field, allowed Wilson Tool to grow from a simple tool and die shop into the world’s largest independent manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry.

Today, it’s the future generations of the Wilson family who continue to nurture growth around the world. The company has made strategic investments in emerging technologies, and small- to mid-sized manufacturing and service businesses in an effort to diversify the company holdings.

With the formation of Wilson Venture Group, we have dedicated resources focused on acquiring companies that are looking to continue their legacy.