In 1982, with just a $1,000 investment, a garage, and a typewriter, Zenmar, Inc. was launched as an industrial tool distributor. While other garage startups focused on the high-tech world, our founder Ralph Wismer was paying close attention to mechanical excellence.
Early on, our company sold and repaired industrial air tools across many industries. The demand for high grade industrial tools—along with full service and maintenance—enabled Zenmar to establish lasting relationships with many of the most reputable businesses in the area, including:
- McCormick & Company
- Mack Trucks
- Washington Metro Area Metro
- Northrop Grumman
- Knorr Brake
- U.S. Coast Guard
After gaining the attention of industry leader Ingersoll Rand, we established our first Original Equipment Manufacturer partnership to represent world class industrial air tools serving aerospace, cement, chemicals, construction, electronics, food and beverage, general manufacturing, natural gas, marine, metal and fabrication, pharmaceutical, power generation, and many other industries.
As our company has grown, we’ve continued to develop opportunities and establish complementary OEM partnerships, enhancing our ability to distribute the finest industrial tool and material handling solutions to our clients. Those primary partners include:
- Ingersoll Rand
- Harrington Hoist
Serving all of Maryland, Delaware, D.C., northern Virginia, and southeast Pennsylvania, our Application Specialists are on the road getting a first-hand understanding of client-critical operations. Our state-of-the-art industrial tool and material handling solutions enable us to constantly improve the safety and efficiency of our client’s operations.
As a full-service distributor and installer, we coordinate materials, delivery, and installation of everything from interior crane and hoist systems and lift tables to DC electric fastening systems and safety platforms. Our Installation department performs turn key installation, load testing, and regular inspection on site. Back at our shop, we pick up, deliver, maintain, and repair valuable industrial tools and hoists.
Every client interaction, product, repair, and full-scale solution is an opportunity to excel. We owe our rock solid product partner relationships to exceeding expectations on every project and continually optimizing our facility. And our dedication to safety extends beyond our facility. It’s an essential part of each customer application and solution.
Over the past 35 years we’ve worked with countless clients in food service, aerospace, manufacturing, and stone work to power generation, oil, and gas. Our customers range from SMB’s to government agencies, to multinational corporations.