Illinois Tool Works (ITW) is a diversified manufacturing company with over 100 years of history in delivering specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries. ITW has 87 divisions in 55 countries that employ approximately 48,000 men and women. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in patents and patent applications, with 17,900 active and pending patents.
Decentralized Business Model
We believe that our structure of approx. 825 operating business units allows us to stay close to our customers and leverage intimate local market expertise to protect and foster entrepreneurial ingenuity and agility.
80/20 Business Simplification
With the steadfast application of our 80/20 business process throughout our businesses, we ensure that our primary focus stays right where it needs to be - on the key 20 percent of customers and core products that account for 80 percent of our sale. By doing so, we develop more relevant products and delivery solutions that are geared toward the most important customers needs and interests.
Innovation takes on many forms at ITW, and is the by-product of our intimate understanding of what customers need and value most. Innovation appears in new products, product enhancements or market-specific modifications, process improvements, new distribution models and information resource sharing.
ITW is a company operating on the global stage. Besides the Automotive OEM segment (23%), ITW is represented in other different product segments. Included are Test & Measurement and Electronics, Food Equipment, the Construction Products sector, Polymers & Fluids and decorative surfaces, as well as countless other product segments that are making a significant contribution towards total revenues.
A well-known ITW phrase, “You are never more than 10 steps away from an ITW product”, has been coined for good reason.
Three principles of the corporate philosophy in particular have contributed towards today’s company ranking - the 80/20 principle, decentralization and innovation. ITW has a multifaceted setup, but every business division acts autonomously as much as possible in accordance with the 80/20 principle and focuses on its own core competences. ITW is committing itself to success through progress with the third principle – that of innovation. This is backed up by 17,900 active and pending patents worldwide.
ITW Motion specializes in the design and manufacture of injection moulding and automated assembly. Primary product lines include viscous dampers, air dampers and latches. ITW Motion consists of three major facilities: ITW Motion Germany, ITW Motion USA and ITW Motion China. All three units are IATF certified and operate under strict quality standards.
ITW Motion Germany
ITW Automotive Products GmbH
Im Wasen 1, Plant 2
ITW Motion USA
21601 South Harlem Ave.
Frankfort, Illinois 60423
ITW Motion China
ITW Plastic & Metal Co., LTD.
Yuandian Road 201#,