Stanley first came to be as a result of the 1920 merger between Stanley’s Bolt Manufactory and the Stanley Rule and Level Company. It is headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut, in the United States. In 2010, the company merged with Black & Decker, another large-scale tool manufacturer, becoming Stanley Black & Decker. The company has many innovations, including the Stanley knife, also known as a utility knife and a multi-tool called the Stanley #1 Odd Jobs. They also created the PowerLock tape measure, the Bailey Plane, and the Surform Shaper. The company has produced millions of tools for both industrial and consumer use.
Stanley has a strong reputation in the industry when it comes to quality and longevity. They put forth great amounts of research into developing and improving hand tools and lawn and industrial tools as well as continually testing for both quality and high functionality of all of the products that they manufacture. The company has sold tools globally since 1989, which has helped significantly increase their overall revenues. The company has won numerous awards, including packaging and design awards and a wide array of Golden Hammer awards, including Vendor of the Year and Innovator of the Year, the Gold Golden Hammer, the Business to Consumer Communications award, and much more.
The Stanley line includes a wide variety of products. They produce an array of measuring tools, as well as layout and cutting tools. Laser tools and stud sensors are also among their biggest sellers, as are clamps, vises, and cutting tools. In addition to their hand tools line, they also offer zero-turn lawn mowers, for which they are quite renowned. The company also manufactures heavy-duty hydraulic tools, including hammer drills, pole chain saws, chipping hammers, tampers, battery powered crimpers and cutters, post pullers, hydraulic breakers, and much more.