Like many companies founded in the early 1900s, ITW’s humble beginnings are attributed to a few individuals with a passion to invent and create something new. ITW’s founders believed that unleashing people’s creativity would make the company great. Generations of ITW colleagues have fostered the ITW values of Integrity, Simplicity, Trust, Respect and Shared Risk, creating an environment that allows innovation to thrive.
Today, this creative and entrepreneurial culture continues to fuel the company, and our people continue to embrace this legacy and lead us forward to reach our full potential to position ITW as one of the best-performing, highest-quality and most-respected companies in the world.
ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a global industrial company built around a differentiated and proprietary business model. The company’s seven industry-leading segments leverage the unique ITW Business Model to drive solid growth with best-in-class margins and returns in markets where highly innovative, customer-focused solutions are required.
From state-of-the-art dishwashers, ovens and refrigerators in restaurants and hotels, to automobile components inside vehicles all over the world ... the products we manufacture and the solutions we design are all around us. The buildings where we live and work are built with ITW construction and welding products, and our ITW test & measurement solutions help to ensure the quality and safety of millions of products.
ITW’s dedicated colleagues around the world thrive in the company’s decentralized and entrepreneurial culture. Our leaders have deep expertise in the ITW Business Model and leverage it to deliver superior performance and value to our customers.
ITW businesses serve local customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets. The company has 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.