About Us

We are a family owned company located in beautiful London, Ontario, "The Forest City". First incorporated in 1954 by Glenn and Doris Hudson, the business originally specialized in automotive related tools and mechanics' hand tools.

Federated thrived through the 1950's. '60's, 70's, and '80's - catering to a resale market based in the Automotive jobber channel as well as supplying most of the areas school boards with hand tools and machinery.

Today, our 14,000 square foot showroom and warehouse houses the largest selection of tools in Ontario. We carry every major brand name and we specialize in hard to find tools and accessories. If you need it, we either have it or we can find it for you. In fact, that's what really sets us apart from all other large 'box' hardware/lumbar stores. When you shop at a hardware store, you'll see a few tools from each manufacturer. Generally, these will be the best sellers - the common tools that the average person might need. Contrast this with Federated Tool, where we carry complete lines from the major manufacturers. This wide selection allows you to compare different models and different brands so you can make an informed decision about which tool to purchase. And if you don't know which tool is best suited to your needs, we do! Just ask. We pride ourselves on our product knowledge and we can help you find exactly what you're looking for.

So whether you are a hobbyist or a professional, we have the selection of tools you are looking for and the knowledge to back it up. Please feel free to drop by the store sometime and talk shop with us - it's what we do naturally!


We are located at 1581 Oxford Street East between First and Second Street right across from Fanshawe College in beautiful London, Ontario, Canada.