ITW Resources

About Illinois Tool Works

Celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2012, ITW (NYSE:ITW) is a Fortune 200 global diversified manufacturer of advanced industrial technology. Specifically, we design and produce an array of highly engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products and equipment for customers around the world.

The 825 decentralized business units that comprise ITW are located in 57 countries and employ approximately 48,000 men and women who are focused on creating value-added products and innovative customer solutions.
We also have the ability to support our businesses through our ITW Technology Center. Working on a request-only basis from our business units, the technology center provides advanced consulting on issues such as cutting-edge materials, mechanical designs and manufacturing processes.

ITW's passion for creating commercial innovations is no secret, considering we typically rank in the top 100 of patent recipients in the United States. ITW has nearly 21,000 unexpired patents and pending applications worldwide spanning a vast array of ­industrial fasteners, components and consumables used in almost every field.