Founded in 1912, Illinois Tool Works or ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 company that produces engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products. It is based in Glenview, Illinois, with operations in 57 countries that employ approximately 49,000 women and men who adhere to the highest ethical standards. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud of our broad portfolio of approximately 16,000 active and pending patents.
ITW’s recipe for success has been consistent: value added products and outstanding service win the day with customers. We place a high premium on the development of highly engineered products and systems–most of which are developed in tandem with our customers. And we continue to ensure that our customers receive timely, cost-effective service for the innovative products we provide.
ITW’s products and solutions are at work all over the world, in deep-sea oil rigs, aerospace technology, bridges and wind turbines, healthcare, the spaces in which we live and work, the cars we drive, and the mobile devices we rely on. We are never, whether we know it or not, more than a few steps from an innovative ITW solution.
ITW Business Segments
Automotive OEM. ITW Global Automotive specializes in the design and manufacture of metal, plastic, cold-formed and other related fasteners and products for automobiles and trucks.
Test & Measurement and Electronics. Equipment, consumables and related software for testing and measuring of materials and structures, and equipment and consumables used in the production of electronic subassemblies and microelectronics.
Food Equipment. Commercial food equipment and related service.
Polymers & Fluids. Adhesives, sealants, lubrication and cutting fluids, janitorial and hygiene products, and fluids and polymers for auto aftermarket maintenance and appearance.
Welding. Arc welding equipment, consumables and accessories for a wide array of industrial and commercial applications.
Construction Products. Construction fastening systems and truss products for the commercial, residential and remodeling/ renovation sectors
Specialty Products. Diversified segment includes beverage packaging equipment and consumables, product coding and marking equipment and consumables, and appliance components and fasteners.
The Construction Products segment established its base in Asia in 1973 by opening, in Singapore, a wholly owned subsidiary of ITW known today as ITW Construction Products (Singapore).
With the objective of providing customers’ satisfaction, ITW expanded its presence in Asia by opening local entities in various markets such as Hong Kong (1974), Mainland China (1998), Thailand (2008), and Indonesia (2011). Today, ITW Construction Products (Singapore) also sells through selected distributors in Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Korea.