Bovidix. This brand name was unknown to me until last October, when I received an odd email requesting coverage of the brand. I followed up and received a response I can only describe as having a veiled marketing tone.
Then, a month later, someone reached out to me on behalf of Bovidix, mirroring much of what was said in the “reader’s” email. I followed up, they answered a few questions, and then communication went dark.
What I learned from the brief emails is that Bovidix is a Russian tool company looking to expand operations in the US. According to the second person who reached out to me about the brand, Bovidix is “really pushing to compete with the big hand tool companies, Matco, Snap-On, etc.”
They didn’t answer my question about where the products are made, but according to Amazon product descriptions, at least some Bovidix tools are made in Taiwan.
Both of the people who emailed me mentioned Bovidix’s Multibox System, which actually looks kind of neat, almost like Festool Systainers but sized for mechanics tools and hand tools.
All of Bovidix’s tool sets are modular and it looks like the Multiboxes are designed to lay flat in tool drawers for easier access.
Why bring this up now?
As much as I like USA brands, I also find so much to like about foreign tool brands. Some of my favorites include Grip-on (Spain, locking pliers), Irega (Spain, adjustable wrenches), Facom (France, industrial tools), Veritas (Canada, woodworking), PB Swiss (Switzerland, hand tools), NWS (Germany, pliers)… you get the picture.
I feel that Bovidix’s Multibox storage system and industrial hand tools might be worth taking a closer look at, but am on the fence.
So I have a couple of questions for you:
Have you ever heard of Bovidix before, and if so, what did you hear? Even better, if you’ve used Bovidix tools, what do you think about them?
And for anyone with no experience with the brand, are you interested in hearing more about their tools? I could be convinced to get my hands on a few of their products for review.
It seems that Amazon is testing the waters with a couple of tool sets.