FRD has a rich history in quality manufacturing that dates back to the 1920s. With roots in machining and injection molding, the company morphed by adding a division for pneumatic tool components. This led to the birth of Kent Air Tools, which manufactured its own pneumatically operated handheld tools, like paving breakers, tampers and diggers. Eventually, Kent patented the first reciprocating air hammer, pedestal booms and vibratory plate compactors.
Kent partnered with Furukawa in 1987 to manufacture hydraulic breakers that Furukawa designed. This was the beginning of FRD USA, which came from Furukawa’s purchase of the company, which was now providing rock drills and attachments to the industry.
Since then, FRD USA hasn’t stopped innovating and growing. But, one thing hasn’t changed – its commitment to a quality focus and the best service in the industry.