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Door and Hardware

Knell's Door & Hardware believes strongly in the value proposition of the package sale, where one supplier furnishes the complete opening. We leverage long-standing relationships with leading manufacturers to bring together everything you need to complete or renovate your building.

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Industrial Supply

Knell's Industrial serves contractors and maintenance professionals across Southern Ontario. We distribute a wide range of products, including: abrasives, cutting tools, power tools, health and safety equipment, machinery and maintenance supplies.

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William Knell & Co, founded in 1906, has a proud history as one of the longest standing businesses in Kitchener, Ontario.   Mr. Knell, a plumber by trade, had tremendous difficulty acquiring quality tools at the time.  Once he found quality tools, he noticed others had the same challenges and so he decided to buy extras and began selling them to other tradesmen in the city.  William Knell and Company Ltd was born.


The company’s first location was on Queen Street in Kitchener and over the next 100 years, the company opened several locations operating a retail hardware store and plumbing and heating supply business and a contracting division.


Over the years, the company has grown and evolved to meet the needs of Southern Ontario.  Our product offering expanded dramatically in 2000, with the launch of our Door & Hardware division, serving residential homebuilders and commercial contractors in Southern Ontario.


In an effort to meet the ever expanding needs of our customers, Knells built a new state-of-the-art warehouse facility on Shirley Drive in Kitchener.  With over 38,000 square feet of inventory, as well as in-house light manufacturing capabilities, we are better positioned than ever before to provide our customers with the products they need, when they need them.


Today, Knells is one of the largest suppliers of Industrial Supply and Door & Hardware products in Southern Ontario.  We continue to build on our long track-record of helping our customers find the right products at the best price.