Stanley Black & Decker is the number one tool company around the globe, with 13,000 patents, 61,000 employees and nine major distribution centres. The company has 145 factories, a mixture of legacy, mid-mature and flagship plants.
“PwC has named us its number three top innovator,” said Sudhi Bangalore, CTO, Global Operations, Stanley Black & Decker. Bangalore presented “Stanley Black & Decker: The future of manufacturing”, one of several stories about what companies are doing to succeed despite the pandemic, during one of the Perspectives keynote sessions at our Automation Fair at Home event.
“Our digitalisation program is enterprise-driven, with support from the board and president down. It gets the right attention and funding, and has enterprise-wide goals as well as a system to deliver on them,” Bangalore said. “We have a mix of large and small partners including Rockwell Automation, Microsoft, Fanuc and Cisco as well as FogHorn Systems and Genesys.”