Global industrial & automotive repair platform lays foundation for worldwide growth

With over 500 years of experience with respective brands, markets and products, our Industrial business has deep roots and tremendous experience. In 2009, we reduced complexities within our Industrial segment so that our European business, Facom, could work seamlessly on one platform with our U.S.-based businesses, Mac Tools and Proto, as well as our storage business, Vidmar.

This enabled us to maximize the synergies between the businesses so that we can better service the customers on a global basis, leading to higher fill rates and better quality. With a global product management organization we can leverage the expertise we have in different regions of the world, and make innovation available for many different brands much more efficiently.

Leveraging cost structures, producing high-quality products
Our Industrial platform also benefits from a manufacturing footprint in the Americas, Europe and Asia. This gives us the flexibility to leverage the best possible cost structure to cost-effectively produce the high-quality products that our customers have come to expect from Stanley.

2009 sales and a look ahead
Our sales in 2009 were split evenly between North America and international markets. With our global platform, we are constantly striving to be the tool provider of choice within key industrial verticals such as automotive repair, aerospace, rail and subways, energy, oil and gas.

Looking ahead, we are extremely excited to add, through our combination with Black & Decker, such well-known brands as DEWALT, and leverage their strengths and expertise to enhance our entire platform.

Explore our Industrial Financial Highlights.

Learn more about Stanley Fulfillment System (SFS).

Download a full copy of the 2009 Stanley Black & Decker Annual Report To Shareholders, which includes the Letter to Shareholders, Stanley Financial Summaries and the Stanley 10-K. You can also download a copy of the 2009 Black & Decker 10-K.

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Industrial overview

Some industrial highlights include our premier line of Industrial assembly tools that began serving the critical fastening markets in 1963.

In 1966, we acquired Vidmar, a premier manufacturer of customer modular storage systems for use in any heavy duty application.

We acquired Mac Tools in 1980, a premier brand for auto technicians’ hand tools, power tools, diagnostics, storage and shop equipment.

In 1984, we acquired Proto, a manufacturer and marketer of tools and storage serving the industrial and heavy construction segments.

We acquired Facom in 2006, the maker of branded tools, storage and plumbing products for the automotive and industrial professional.

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