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History

1953
First Patent

Stephen Buchanan enters the market with the first indent crimp tool patent.

1956
First Military Standard Tool

The first Military Standard crimp tool (MS3191) is released. This tool is still manufactured by Astro.

1969
Astro is Incorporated

Astro is incorporated in California and begins manufacturing precision tools for connectors.

1969
Buchanan listed in first Qualified Parts Listing (QPL)

Buchanan is listed in first Qualified Products Listing (QPL-22520).

1971
Second Military Standard

1971 Military Standard (MIL-T-22520) is issued.

1973
Buchanan adds Pneumatic Tools

Buchanan adds pneumatic tools to its product line.

1975
Buchanan is sold to the Amerace Corp

Buchanan is sold to Amerace Corp, a manufacturer of aerospace lighting, transformers and cable connectors.

1986
Astro Acquires Buchanan Crimp Tools from Amerace

Astro Tool acquires the assets and all crimp tool products from the Amerace Corp. and Astro moves all tool production to Oregon.

1986
Astro Changes Brand Name from “Buchanan” to “Astro”

Astro rebrands the Buchanan tools as “Astro”.

1986
Astro Receives QPL Status

Astro meets the requirements of the Qualified Product Listing and receives QPL status on MIL-C-22520.

1989
Astro Adds Large Gage Crimp Tool

Astro adds its large gauge crimp tool and accessories to M22520/23 QPL.

2010
Astro Adds M22520/40-01 and Receives QPL 2010

Astro adds the M22520/40-01 crimp tool and receives QPL listing.

2013
Astro Updates the M22520/2 and /7

Astro updates the M22520/2 and /7 in order to make them more user-friendly and ergonomic.

2014
Astro Introduces Electronic Crimp Tool

Astro introduces an innovative electronic equipped crimp tool.

2014
Astro Receives Approval from Boeing for 787 Wiring Maintenance Kit 2014

Astro receives approval from Boeing to design and supply an authorized maintenance kit for the 787 aircraft.

2015
It’s Time to Make Astro your Source for Crimp Tools and Accessories
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21615 SW Tualatin Valley Highway

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