Who We Are

Stanley Black & Decker provides the tools and innovative solutions for those who make the world—and we have since 1843.

We are the world’s largest tools and storage company, the world’s second-largest commercial electronic security company, and a world-leading provider of engineered fastening systems. We have unique and powerful growth platforms in the oil and gas, healthcare and infrastructure industries as well.

We are committed to delivering value to our customers, colleagues, and communities. Our commitment to quality, safety, and sustainability reflect a human-centered global industrial company that keeps every stakeholder in mind, while helping to make the world better.

Our iconic and trusted brands are known for outstanding performance and ceaseless innovation.

  • Craftsman
  • Irwin Tools
  • Porter Cable
  • Facom
  • Lenox
  • STANLEY Engineered Fastening
  • Lista
  • MAC Tools
  • STANLEY Security
  • Vidmar
  • Bostitch
  • STANLEY Healthcare
  • STANLEY Infrastructure
  • Sonitrol
  • STANLEY Access Technologies
  • Proto
  • InnerSpace
  • AeroScout

Learn more about our company and brands at www.StanleyBlackandDecker.com.

Our History

When you trace it all the way back, it comes down to three individuals: Frederick Stanley, Duncan Black, and Alonzo Decker.

For 175 years, we’ve been proud to continue their legacies and proud to carry their names forward.

In 1843, Frederick Stanley started a small shop in New Britain, Connecticut to manufacture bolts, hinges, and other hardware from wrought iron. With superior quality, consistent innovation, and rigorous operational improvement, Stanley’s company defined excellence, and so did his products.

In 1910, Duncan Black and Alonzo Decker started their shop, similar in size to Stanley’s at first, in Baltimore, Maryland. Six years later they changed the world by obtaining the world’s first patent for a portable power tool, and the company they built has been changing our country and the world ever since.

Both companies grew simultaneously over the ensuing decades, amassing an unparalleled family of brands and products and an even more impressive wealth of industry expertise.

In 2010, the two companies combined to form Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. to deliver the tools and solutions that industrial companies, professionals, and consumers count on to be successful when it matters most.

Today we continue to build on the momentum of outperformance on which we have built our reputation, propelling Stanley Black & Decker into future centuries with breakthrough innovation, a passion for our end-users, and a commitment to serve and empower those who make the world.



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