During the war years there was a huge demand from the British government for Thor’s product which was used in particular for constructing temporary bridges (Bailey bridges) and for repairing Tanks and other military equipment on or around the battlefield.
Due to the design of the hammers engineers could construct bridges and carry out repairs quickly, safely and most importantly in almost total silence.
Engineers from all four corners of the World began to appreciate the benefits of Thor hammers and consequently continued to use our product after the war.
The late 1940’s saw the introduction of new materials including plastics and it wasn’t long before Thor designed and developed a plastic hammer with faces that once worn, could be replaced by hand.
Around this time Thor exhibited at the British Industries Fair, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham.
The exhibition attracted visitors from all around the world and export orders for Thor product soon followed.