I’m proud of the commitment to innovation coming from all our 36 brands. On the hand tool side of our business, we have SATA®, which is the hands-down market leader in China. GearWrench® shook up the North American automotive hand tool business with the introduction of the 5º ratcheting wrench in 1996 and never stopped innovating. In power tools, our Cleco® brand has taken a technological approach to assembly lines by building intelligence into the tools, and as a result created solutions that deliver real improvements in productivity. Last, but not least, our soldering products from Weller® touch nearly every smartphone in the marketplace at some point during manufacturing before reaching the consumer.
The year Armstrong® brand was founded in Chicago, Illinois, USA.