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Who We Are

We are a quality product design and manufacturing company founded and based in the U.S. for over 80 years. With a full line of wire and cable preparation tools, we are proud to serve technicians and installers across a variety of global markets including in the CATV, telecommunications, electrical, wireless, fiber optic and utility industries.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the leading global provider of innovative cable preparation tools, exceeding customer expectations through excellence in engineering, quality, service and value.

A Ripley® Family of Brands

Miller®
ODM™
Cablematic®
UtilityTool®

Our History

1932

United Cinephone opens in New Jersey, USA

1936

Ripley Company is founded

1945

The Sunswitch is developed

1946

Ripley Company Relocates to Middletown, CT USA

1970

Utility Tool Corp. is acquired

1972

Cablematic brand is acquired

1975

Ripley Company relocates to Cromwell, CT USA

1990

Ripley Company is acquired by Capewell Components

1994

Miller brand is acquired

2000

Abeco Tools is acquired

2004

Clauss fiber optic & electronic product lines are acquired

2005

Abeco Tools is renamed Ripley Europe Limited

2006

Sales office opens in China

2013

Ripley's Cromwell facility is ISO 9001:2008 certified

2013

Capewell Components Asia LTD Shanghai opens

2014

Ripley Tools LLC forms when Capital Works acquires Capewell Components

2015

Capewell Asia is renamed to Shanghai Ripley Hardware Tools Co., Ltd.

2017

Optical Design Manufacturing Inc. (ODM) is acquired

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