In 1999 Panther Tools & products was founded in the UK with a European distribution office in France run by Mark Holmes. Mark’s father had created a national windshield installation company in the late 1960’s and in the late 1980’s Mark moved to France to do the same. Panther was created to meet the demand for high quality specialist windshield installation tools that simply did not exist in the market at that time. We traveled the world to find the best possible factories to manufacture our products and also source the best blades and consumables from places as varied as the USA, Japan and Australia.
All the staff at Panther came from a windshield background and even to this day the majority of its employees have a windshield installation background. This makes us not just a simple tool sales and marketing company but a company that understands the needs of our industry.
Thanks to our technical background we are able to analyse issues that our customers have and offer them real solutions.
Over 10 years ago Panther created the Fit Glass system to help relieve the physical strain on the technician and also the time constraint on the company owner.
With 1000’s in use today, we can produce evidence that use of the Fit-Glass System has reduced glass handling injuries by around 70%.
In 2021 the group acquired Duobond / Scratchaway in the Netherlands. The second oldest windshield repair product manufacturer in the world makes 43R compliant products thus ensuring that all windshield repairs and scratch removal comply to OEM safety standards.