Since Eastern Tool Warehouse (ETW Corp.) was established in 1946 as the nation’s first automotive specialty tool warehouse, we have continued to strive to be the industry leader, offering quality products from the top 200 manufacturers, competitive prices, and helpful expertise.

Eastern Tool Warehouse headquarters

On 7/13/2011 Nestor Sales, LLC, the parent company of Ace Tool Co., announced the acquisition of certain assets of NTW, formally Eastern Tool Warehouse “ETW”, a national distributor of specialty tools for the automotive aftermarket and heavy duty truck industries. The acquisition is part Nestor’s growth strategy and allows its customers to enjoy product availability and timely delivery from 9 strategically located distribution centers across the United States.

"We are extremely excited in welcoming ETW customers and their employees to the Nestor Sales LLC family of businesses", said Peter Hofbauer, President and Chief Operating Officer of Nestor Sales LLC. "This acquisition will provide us with a tremendous amount of industry knowledge as well as access to additional regional markets. The combined companies boast more than 100 years of business experience in the automotive aftermarket tool industry. With this combined knowledge and experience we will provide our customers not only with innovative products, but also the industry's most superior world class service."

About Nestor Sales

Nestor Sales, LLC is a leading national distributor of tools, equipment, and supplies to the automotive repair and maintenance market and a supplier of maintenance, repair, operating and production products (MROP). Nestor Sales also provides flexible integrated procurement solutions for manufacturers and other users of MROP products. Nestor Sales has nine strategically located distribution centers throughout the United States.

It Starts with Exceptional People

It’s not easy these days to find a group of people with a genuine concern for the customer. People who really care about your problems and your opportunities.

Rather than focusing on a quick sale they focus on customer service, customer satisfaction, and building long term relationships.

Some of our customers have been with us for over 40 years and there’s a reason for that. Our people are not only technically savvy, but know what it takes to help you run a profitable business. It doesn’t happen often, but when there is a problem, our people are there to solve it quickly and to your satisfaction.

More Than Just the Usual Tools

Just about everywhere you look, somebody is offering tools for sale. At Ace Tool Co and ETW we offer far more than that. Sure, we have all the national brand tools at competitive prices, but we also have open account, product diversity and profit opportunities, quick problem resolution, tool repair and a satisfaction guarantee. We also have what no one else has, the exclusive Nesco brand line of products.

Nesco products offer you a distinct competitive advantage in quality, performance, value, and profits. They have the features your customers are looking for, at the price they need, with additional profit margins for you. In addition, Nesco products are as good or better than the nationally advertised brands, are built to exacting standards, and often come off the same assembly lines as the more expensive nationally advertised brands. What’s more, Nesco products are available in a wide variety of product categories including air tools, paint & body, cordless & electric, shop equipment, lifting & hydraulics, tool storage, hand tools, and specialty tools, with new products continually being added.

Customized Programs – Customized Service – Customized Opportunities

Ace Tool Co. and ETW has over a combined 100 years of automotive and industrial tool distribution experience, as well as over 25 years of direct international sourcing and product development experience. A pioneer in the industry, we were built and developed to serve the needs of the commercial marketplace. What does this mean to you? It means we are far more than a tool warehouse that takes your order and ships it out.

Whether you are a mobile tool dealer, an independent parts store, a parts store chain, or an industrial supplier we can design a custom tool solution for your business. A solution that includes national brand and profit-making Nesco brand products, customized advertising and promotional materials, a highly trained and responsive sales and technical support staff, and a national network of 8 distribution centers for superior product availability. All orders are processed and shipped within 24 hours. We professionally manage the business for you and maximize your return on investment.

Exceptional Customer Service – Exceptional Customer Satisfaction – An Exceptional Profit-Making Opportunity