The hand tool production in Bystrice u Benesova dates back to 1919, when the manufacturer Vaclav Richter founded a factory producing quality tools for woodworking. The business grew from its small beginnings to a company of European and world renown. Ninety years of hand tool production has led to improvements in quality, through the use of superior materials, advanced heat treatment and also from the development of the tools’ design. The incoming raw material is checked carefully, to ensure that the output is a high quality product – a hand tool for a wide spectrum of craftsmen. Consistent monitoring of manufacturing processes and the final quality control inspection guarantee customers’ satisfaction.