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Where do you see LM in 10, 20, or 30 years? 5211

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Re: Where do you see LM in 10, 20, or 30 years?
« Reply #60 on: July 06, 2018, 06:22:49 PM »
All I can think about is Leatherman getting into the dedicated tool market. I would love to see a line of Leatherman screwdrivers, pliers, hammers, saws, files, etc.... I doubt this will happen as it would take massive amounts of time and money away from their multitools and basically be the opposite “mission statement” that they founded the company on.

I could also see Leatherman being the leading provider in “car kits”. You know, the tools that are provided with every new car that is purchased. Those tool kits are becoming non existent with new cars and some do not even provide a jack and tire iron anymore and opt for a can of goo instead. I would love to see Leatherman make a run at being a provider to every car company to get tools back into cars. That could be a huge money maker for them.

I just woke up and am half asleep so these things may be completely ridiculous.  :D

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Re: Where do you see LM in 10, 20, or 30 years?
« Reply #61 on: July 10, 2018, 01:35:51 AM »
20 years from now?

In the history books. As a company that had a great idea and a great product. They did one thing. They only had to do that one thing. And they screwed it up.

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Re: Where do you see LM in 10, 20, or 30 years?
« Reply #62 on: July 10, 2018, 08:44:27 AM »
They will be just fine, no matter what the bashers say.

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Re: Where do you see LM in 10, 20, or 30 years?
« Reply #63 on: July 10, 2018, 03:40:58 PM »
20 years from now?

In the history books. As a company that had a great idea and a great product. They did one thing. They only had to do that one thing. And they screwed it up.

Ouch! 

I think they still have their core business of folding plier tools covered, at least for the most part.  Yes, there's a bit of an argument to be made that they are straying from the formula, but they do still have some good, solid models like the Wave, Charge and Surge amongst the newer, fancier and gimmickier stuff.

Whether that leads to ultimate failure or not is another story.  It's a possibility- bigger companies than them have failed, and smaller companies than them have re-invented themselves and succeeded.

It will be interesting to see what happens!

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Re: Where do you see LM in 10, 20, or 30 years?
« Reply #64 on: July 14, 2018, 05:40:42 PM »
One thing I neglected to consider in my previous post was the brand recognition. Even if they do continue to have problems with QC, push poorly designed niche tools, and every other problem they're starting to exhibit, the fact still remains that when someone in the general, non-hobbyist populace asks for a multi-tool, they ask for a Leatherman. Regardless of who actually made the tool. They could easily pull a Maglite and continue on without any real innovation for years because of their genericized trademark brand recognition.
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Re: Where do you see LM in 10, 20, or 30 years?
« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2018, 12:47:59 PM »
One thing I neglected to consider in my previous post was the brand recognition. Even if they do continue to have problems with QC, push poorly designed niche tools, and every other problem they're starting to exhibit, the fact still remains that when someone in the general, non-hobbyist populace asks for a multi-tool, they ask for a Leatherman. Regardless of who actually made the tool. They could easily pull a Maglite and continue on without any real innovation for years because of their genericized trademark brand recognition.

much like happened to Gerber or Schrade, they kept pulling out crappy stuff but people kept buying because of the name they had built the previous decades, when they made quality stuff  :P

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