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Vises, Work Holding Tools
PanaPress. Mini Arbor Press
Mobile Electronics Mounts
InDash Custom Dash Mounts
iPhone/Smartphone Holders-Mounts
Smartphone Accessories
Mobile Power
CCTV, Security Camera Mounts
Audio/Video Mounts

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Picture of Otto Colbert
Otto Colbert
Our Founder

 

PanaVise Timeline - History

1956
Tool and die maker Otto Colbert founded Colbert Industries, Inc. (later to be called PanaVise Products, Inc.). To make his work easier, Otto needed to tilt, turn and rotate his die casting dies for repair. Thus, the famous "split ball" base was developed and patented.

1963
PanaVise begins exporting its products. Today PanaVise can be found in 25 countries around the world.

1972
PanaVise receives its second patent on the now famous 300 standard base.

1974
PanaVise develops a Circuit Board Holder as an interchangeable head for the 300 base, and becomes a "standard" in the electronics tool industry.

1978
Colbert Industries is purchased by Gary Richter, our current president. The name of the company is changed to PanaVise Products, Inc. and is relocated to Long Beach, California.

1980
PanaVise begins supplying mounts using the famous "split ball" to Federal Express for their Mobile Data Terminals (in-vehicle computers). This becomes the largest installed base of Mobile Data Terminals in the world, all held by PanaVise.

1981
PanaVise develops its first Mobile Phone Mount for Xyntel. This product later evolves into the PanaVise 320 Standard Phone Mount.

1982
PanaVise builds special mounts and bases for use in the U.S. space shuttle program.

1988
PanaVise develops the Slimline Cellular Phone Mount, which becomes the most successful product ever developed by PanaVise.

1990
PanaVise relocates from Long Beach, California to the high desert of Sparks, Nevada. This expands corporate facilites to 29,000 square feet.

1991
PanaVise enters the CCTV/Security industry with their own line of CCTV/Security Camera Mounts. Another PanaVise frontier is forged.

1992
The PanaVise 300 Base is redesigned once more to increase its holding power by 100% and it receives its third U.S. Patent on the "split ball" design.

1994
PanaVise develops the PVJr line of miniature vises, which quickly becomes the fastest selling Vise in its product line.

1995
PanaVise enters into the Sound industry with a new line of Speaker Mounts. A natural off shoot from their already successfull line of Cellular Phone Mounts and CCTV/Security Camera Mounts.

1996
PanaVise celebrates its 40th Anniversary. Ground is broken on a new 58,000 square foot manufacturing and administrative facility in Reno, Nevada.

1997
PanaVise moves all of its employees into the new facility in Reno, Nevada. Shortly there after the street PanaVise is located on is renamed Colbert Drive in honor of our founder.

2000
PanaVise designs the 709 Window Mount for a Delphi Automotive product. This becomes the spring board for PanaVise quickly becoming recognized around the world as the quality leader in suction cup-window mounts for Mobile Electronics in vehicles.

2006
September 2006, PanaVise celebrates it's 50th year in business. PanaVise is issued a U.S. design patent on it's fast selling Model 809 Window Mount

2007
To better serve it's fast growing OEM market in Asia, PanaVise establishes PanaVise Tool (Changzhou), LLC in Changzhou, China



From simple beginnings over 50 years ago, we have become the world leader in work holding products.

Webiste and content, copyright PanaVise Products, Inc. 1996 - 2014. PanaVise, PanaPress, PV Jr, Posi-Stop, Slimline, Slimline 2000, Uniflex, Stay-Put, PortaGrip, PortaGrip 2000, InDash, WindowGrip, Deluxe Multi Media Mount, Clip Caddy, and Vise Buddy are registered trademarks or trademarks of PanaVise Products, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. PanaVise's products are protected under one or more of the following U.S. Patents: 2,898,068; 3,661,376; 5,118,058; 5.187,744; 5,465,932; D390,849: D582,894. Patents pending on additional products in the U.S. and in other countries. PanaVise has a long history of vigorously prosecuting violations and/or protecting both its physical and intellectual property rights. All PanaVise Products are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty