Here is a summary of the history of Kee Safety. We also invite you to visit our Company Overview page.

1934

  • Mr. George H. Gascoigne and his colleagues invent the fitting concept in Reading, England for the manufacture of milking stalls.

1936

  • Geo. H. Gascoigne Co. Ltd begin selling KEE KLAMP fittings

1957

  • Company facility established in Toronto, Canada

1958

  • KEE KLAMP fittings first exported to Germany
  • North American sales office established in Buffalo, NY

1961

  • KEE KLAMP sales office opened in Germany

1966

  • North American warehouse established in Buffalo, NY

1981

  • KEELINE handrailing is introduced in the UK

1983

  • BTR purchases Thomas Tilling and with it, Kee Klamp

1993

  • KEENECT ballustrade product is launched in the UK
  • TÜV approval obtained for 130 KEE KLAMP fittings

1995

  • Investors in People award achieved in the UK

1996

  • Management buys the Kee Klamp Group of companies from BTR

1997

  • ISO 9001 recognition achieved in the UK

1999

  • Kee Klamp Ltd opens an office in Paris, France
  • KEEGUARD free-standing roof edge protection launched in Germany

2000

  • KEEGUARD free-standing roof edge protection launched in USA and Canada KEE LITE range of aluminium fittings launched in USA

2001

  • KEE LITE range of aluminium fittings launched in the UK
  • TÜV approval obtained for KEE LITE components
  • KEE HATCH Roof Hatch Railing Systems launched in USA

2002

  • KWIK KIT railing kit launched
  • KEE LITE range of aluminium fittings expanded in 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" sizes
  • Access Technologies Ltd acquired by the group

2003

  • KEE LITE range of aluminium fittings expanded in 1" and 2" sizes
  • KEEGUARD free-standing roof edge protection launched across Europe

2004

  • KEE ANCHOR system launched in the United Kingdom
  • KEEGUARD Contractor system introduced in the United States and Canada
  • KEE HATCH Roof Hatch Railing System is made available in Canada
  • BEAMCLAMP range launched

2005

  • KEE ACCESS launched in the United Kingdom
  • BEAMCLAMP fixings introduced in the United States, Germany and Canada

2006

  • KEE DOME Skylight Protection Launched in the United Kingdom, Germany and France

2007

  • Kee Safety opens an office in Dubai

2008

  • KEE STAINLESS launched in the UK
  • Kee Safety acquires Dunn & Cowe Ltd, a leading UK supplier of fall arrest anchor devices
  • Kee Safety launches its East European business
  • Personal protection product range launched

2009

  • Kee Safety opens an office in Poland

2010

  • KeeLine horizontal life line launched
  • Kee Walk roof top walkway launched
  • Fall protection accessory range launched
  • Kee Safety Inc. opens offices in Chicago and Charlotte
  • Kee Safety opens an office in Shanghai, China
  • Kee Safety acquires Lindapter North America

2011

  • Kee Safety Inc. opens an office in Houston
  • Kee Safety acquires Easi-Dec Access Systems Ltd

2012

  • Fast Fit steel to steel connection system launched
  • USA and Europe compliant Easi-Dec access systems global launch
  • Kee Safety acquires Safesite Ltd

2013

  • Kee Safety Inc. opens an office in Ontario, California
  • Wholly owned Chinese subsidiary established

2014

  • Kee Safety acquires Roof Edge Fabrications in Glasgow
  • Kee Safety opens an office in Singapore

2015

  • Kee Safety acquires Skyway Safe Access Equipment in Ireland