Carlyle Hand Tools - Heritage

More than 85 years ago, the National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) was created to meet America's growing need for an effective auto parts distribution system. Since then, NAPA has had one goal: give customers the parts and tools they need to get the job done right.

Carlyle Fraser was one of NAPA's founders and served as its fifth company president. He remained a driving force through NAPA's growth for several decades and, in 1981, was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Mich.

Carlyle Fraser's dedication to quality and product diversity has been a source of inspiration over the years. When the newest line of professional hand tools was crafted, there was no question regarding what name would best represent such a comprehensive arsenal of products.

Carlyle Professional Hand Tools introduces a new legacy in the tool market based on quality and performance in the tradition of its namesake.