About Us

Our Story

Back in 2001 aged just 19 Damien Mc Elhinney opened his Store in Ballybofey, he saw a need locally for automotive parts and expert friendly advice. This, teamed with his passion for cars and all things DIY was the start of Ballybofey Autofactors in Co. Donegal in the Northwest of Ireland

Fast forward 20 years, a lot has changed but our values remain the same: to bring our customer the products and brands they want while giving them excellent value for their money. In 2016 the business moved to a 20.000sq ft store and warehouse allowing the company to grow and expand into different product ranges while developing our core business

Moving into the new premises allowed the company to build on their range of Tools and Equipment and today are recognized as one of the leading tool stores in the Ireland , stocking an extensive range of high quality power tools, hand tools and equipment from Brands such as Milwaukee, Makita, Bosch, Sealey, Sip, Draper, DeWalt, and many more, as well as being the destination store for mechanics in the North West to get all their Automotive spare parts, Paints and accessories from brand names such as Bosch, Luk, Mahle, Sachs, Delphi, Apec, Blueprint, Philips, Novol, and many more

The website was set up in 2017 to allow customers from all over to view our ranges of Tools and Workshop Equipment and order in the comfort of their own home. The online side of the business continued to grow, and we realized after a few years will need to develop a new more modern web platform to give the customer an overall better shopping experience and allow the continued growth and expansion of the business

ToolForce was born on October 2021. Hot on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, our web traffic numbers exploded and our sales grew exponentially. Restrictions had forced shoppers online and thankfully (with some hard work) we were able to cater to the increased demand. While COVID-19 was an extraordinary event, retail was already moving increasingly out of stores to online, and the time was right to give our customers a more seamless, transparent shopping experience.

To do this we built a new website around the customers' needs and continued to do what we know best, providing you our customers with quality products from leading brands backed up with our expert knowledge from a passionate team here at Toolforce who always have the customers' best interests in mind.

That's how ToolForce came to be! The same friendly professional advice with high quality products, but now with the click of a button you can see 1000s of products on a simple easy to use Website.

Growing from a small shop into the business we are today, supplying power tools and hand tools delivering worldwide it has been a fun packed action filled journey so far! And we expect much more to come. We hope you will join us!

So what can you expect from ToolForce.ie? You will continue to receive the friendly professional advice and industry knowledge that has been synonymous with Ballybofey Autofactors. Whether you are a tradesman or a DIY enthusiast you will find everything you need and all your questions answered with our team. We are thankful to all our customers who have taken the time to write up reviews about their positive experiences with us on Google and Facebook reviews.