OTC Tools is an automotive tool and tool manufacturer. It was founded by Godfrey Kaplan, who operated a small machine shop in Owatonna, Minnesota. By 1934, the OTC was selling OTC Equipment Tools to farmers and service stations. The devices were sold directly to customers from display boards fitted with panel trucks or converted autos. OTC had an extensive line of specialized equipment and diagnostic systems for both OEM and aftermarket customers. OTC is a global supplier of automotive and heavy-duty electronic diagnostic instruments, fuel system service equipment, automotive specialty tools, pullers, heavy-duty truck tools, shoplifting equipment, and hydraulic components.