About Us

For those who make the world™

For the builders and protectors, for the makers and explorers, for those shaping and reshaping our world through hard work and inspiration, Stanley Black & Decker provides the tools and innovative solutions you can trust to get the job done—and we have since 1843.

You repair your home and car with the tools we provide. Your car and your phone are secured with our fasteners. The things you value most can be protected by our security systems. And the roads you drive on, the bridges you cross, the energy you consume, all of these most likely came to you via one of our infrastructure systems.

We join forces to bring together the best of the best to create practical, meaningful products and services that make life easier—empowering people to do better, safer, more significant work. Innovation and excellence have powered our success, but we know there’s more we can do for the world and those who make it. Across our businesses, we’re investing in breakthrough innovation and digital excellence, striving for outperformance and increasing our focus on social responsibility.

We define success as: delivering value to our customers, colleagues and communities. Our commitment to quality, safety and sustainability helps us on our path to becoming the type of uniquely human-centered global industrial company that keeps every stakeholder in mind, while helping to make the world better.

Recognition

Stanley Black & Decker is a recognized global leader:

  • 2017 World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune
  • 2016 winner, Most Valuable Military Employer, CivilianJobs.com
  • 2016 Best Companies for Leadership, Chief Executive
  • 6th consecutive year, Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, Dow Jones
  • 2016 CDP A List, Climate, CDP

Our Legacy

In 1843, Frederick Stanley started a small shop in New Britain, Connecticut, to manufacture bolts, hinges and other hardware of high quality from wrought iron. In 1910, Duncan Black and Alonzo Decker started their shop in Baltimore, Maryland, and six years later obtained the world’s first patent for a portable power tool. Over the years the two companies amassed an unparalleled family of iconic brands and trusted products. In 2010, they came together as Stanley Black & Decker, a leading global diversified industrial. Known for superior quality, continual innovation and rigorous operational discipline, we remain driven by a passion for excellence and a commitment to serve the builders, makers and protectors of the world.

A Leading Global Diversified IndustrialBased on revenue

#1

in tools and storage

#2

in security services

global
leader

in engineered fastening

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Social Responsibility

Our Impact In The World