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Stanley Works is a worldwide manufacturer of tools, hardware and speciality hardware products for home improvement, consumer, industrial and professional use. The company still bears not only founder Fredrick Stanley’s name but also the spirit and passion that drove him to succeed.

Time Line- The History of Stanley Works

  • 1843 An enterprising businessman Frederick Trent Stanley established Stanley’s Bolt Manufacturing, a little shop in New Britain, Connecticut manufacturing door bolts and other hardware from wrought iron.
  • 1902 Stanley makes its first exports.
  • 1926 The first overseas location is established in Germany for Stanley.
  • 1937 Stanley enters the UK market via the acquisition of J.A Chapman.
  • 1966 Stanley is first listed on the NYSE.
  • 1980 Stanley acquires MAC Tools, Proto and Bostitch.
  • 1990 Stanley acquires Goldblatt and ZGG Industries
  • 2000 Stanley acquires Blick and CST Berger.
  • 2006 Stanley acquires Facom.

2006 saw the launch of over 350 new products.

Stanley Works beneficial product development program ensures that Stanley maintains its position at the top by constantly innovating and offering new products to their consumers.

Placement Schemes
Stanley Works run a highly successful year long placement scheme that offers students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an environment where their ideas, involvement and development are actively encouraged, with a number of students returning to build a successful career within the company following their graduation.

Stanley Works Corporate Responsibility
Stanley Works are committed to effecting positive change. By supporting an array of local and global causes and pledges to continue its legacy of charitable responsibility. Every year, Stanley and its employees join to support thousands of worthwhile organisations across the globe.

Things you didn’t know……

  • Each of Stanley’s wheeled Toolboxes are tested for 60km before being put into production.
  • Stanley Air Tools are used to build nearly every car and truck made in North America.
  • Millions of people pass through Stanley Automatic Doors every day.
  • Stanley Hardware is used in some of the most famous buildings in the world, including Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Empire State Building.

For more company information, consumer products, industrial tools, security solutions, careers and contact information- please visit the Stanley Works website.


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