Slogan: "Powerful Solutions"
"Ideas at work"
Corporation Black & Decker known around the world as a manufacturer of tools, power tools, garden tools, as well as various products for the home.
It all started when two engineers, Duncan Black and Alonzo Decker, founded a tiny company with a big name in 1910. The Black & Decker® Manufacturing Company *. It was in Baltimore, Maryland, USA (Baltimore, Maryland, USA).
They were mainly engaged in tools. The company was the first to produce drills suitable for home use. Things went well - already in 1917 the first plant was built Black & Decker, and in 1922 the first foreign branch appeared Black & Decker® Manufacturing Company, Ltd. - In Canada. In 1925, the first European branches begin to appear.
During the Second World War, Black & Decker, like many other companies, is engaged in the production of weapons, without stopping at the same time the production of its main products.
Whole story Black & Decker Corporation is a story of continuous development. The company tirelessly expands its range, gradually promoting its products to every conceivable market. Over time, it has included companies such as Master Pneumatic Tool Company (1959) DeWalt Inc. (1960) Baldwin Hardware Corporation (2003) and many others. The company's products have repeatedly won various prizes and awards. Black & Decker owns many well-known brands:
- Delta Machinery
- Emhart Technologies
- Oldham Blades
- Porter cable
- Price Pfister
- Weiser Lock
Headquarters Black & Decker is located in Towson, Maryland, USA (Towson, Maryland, USA).
The company logo has changed five times during this time. It was simplified, remaining at the core all the same orange, hexagonal and recognizable.
At the end of 2009 happened significant event - unification Black & Decker co Stanleywhich gave rise to the company Stanley Black & Decker.
*) By creating Hewlett Packard, Bill Hewlett (Bill Hewlett) and Dave Packard (David Packard), in order to decide whose name will go first in the title, tossed a coin. But I wonder how Duncan and Alonzo solved this issue? History is silent on this.