Since 1878, the brands of The Colson Group have been providing the world with trusted and reliable mobility solutions for all aspects of work and life. Growth and acquisitions have enabled The Colson Group to provide local service, worldwide, by creating a global distribution network to provide the best caster solution for any needs.
Our goal, for over 130 years, has been to keep the world moving.
Bassick Caster Founded.
Fay Manufacturing Company Founded (Ohio, United States).
Fay Manufacturing introduces the Fairy Tricycle.
Faultless Caster founded (Nebraska, United States).
Rhombus (Germany) is founded.
Fred Colson purchases Fay Manufacturing Company; renames to The Colson Company. Caster manufacturing increases.
Jarvis & Jarvis, Inc founded (Massachusetts, United States). This will later become renamed Jarvis Caster Corporation.
Pemco Casters is founded.
Albion Industries (Michigan, United States) is also founded.
Robert & Jay Pritzker, brothers, acquire The Colson Company. They move operations to Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Colson operations expand: Colson Canada, Ltd. begins operation.
In Colombia, IMSA is founded.
In the United States, Shepherd Casters is founded, introducing the iconic Ball Caster.
Revvo (United Kingdom) is founded.
Rhombus operations expand; Rhombus France is formed.
Colson operations expand; Monette wheel production plant is built (Arkansas, United States).
Monette will later manufacture Colson’s Performa wheels (introduced in 1993) – a trusted ergonomic solution.
Colson operations expand; Colson Castors Ltd. is established in the United Kingdom.
In 1990, Shepherd Casters is acquired. Shepherd specializes in retail, furniture, and institutional mobility needs.
Colson operations expand; Colson Caster Guangzhou Ltd. is formed in China.
Colson operations expand again; Colson do Brasil Ltda. is formed, extending the Colson catalog to South America.
Bassick Casters is acquired.
Many things happen this year:
- Colson Castors (United Kingdom) acquires Revvo.
- Albion is acquired.
- Sales offices in Poland open.
- MedCaster, a brand specializing in medical mobility solutions, launches.
Both Pemco and Jarvis are acquired.
Faultless is acquired.
Rhombus is acquired.
Colson’s Vietnam Sales office opens.
Sentinel Capital Partners acquires Colson and other caster companies; introduces name: The Colson Group.