History of Innovation 

ACME United has roots dating back to 1867, when German immigrant Leo Renz bought an old grist mill in Naugatuck, Connecticut. He opened a Renz Shear Shop to manufacture scissors and cast-iron shears.  



Our Brands 

ACME United owns several famous brands, including Camillus, Clauss, Cuda, DMT Sharpeners, First Aid Only, PAC-Kit, PhysiciansCare, Spill Magic, Westcott, and Western. The company provides for 350 employees across 11 facilities around the world.  

Versatile Products 

ACME United develops a line of cutting tools, measuring instruments, first aid, and safety products that bring innovation, new technology, and accessibility to end-users.  



Winning Strategies 

Prompt communication and same-day shipping make ACME United a customer favorite. The company's superior customer service and brand value set it apart from its competitors.  

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ACME United is proud to provide career opportunities for its entire employee base. The company does so by instilling an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit that allows individuals and category teams to make meaningful differences in the community. 

Company Profile 

It has been more than 150 years since the inception of our company. The ACME United in one and a half-century, has become the biggest scissor manufacturer in the world, and a major supplier of cutting devices, hunting and fishing tools, and first-aid products for school, home, office, industrial and hardware use. Pair our deep history with the culture of innovation that we bring to our products and customers today, and we're excited to be building the kind of company that attracts top talent. 

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