Stanley Black & Decker - Tools & Storage

How We Innovate

Innovating how work gets done

Our brands are known for pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, while bringing fresh twists to familiar, indispensable products. But that’s not enough for us. We intend to become the disruptor to watch for, driving breakthrough innovation across our enterprise.

Innovation continues to power our businesses—driving results that allow us to invest in seeking disruptive breakthroughs that redefine markets.

Investing in an Ecosystem of Breakthrough Innovation

We are creating autonomous, off-site teams that pursue new ideas. Security’s team is in the Boston innovation corridor. Industrial has separate teams dedicated to Engineered Fastening (in the heart of Germany’s automotive sector), Oil and Gas (Houston) and Hydraulics (Towson).

These teams purposefully are located in innovation hubs, for easy access to startups, leading academics, potential partners and external inspiration. The teams work independently, but also coordinate and collaborate deeply with the businesses and with one another when ideas and opportunities coincide.

With a powerful culture of innovation and newly established breakthrough teams, we are building a breakthrough innovation ecosystem.

Our dedicated Digital Accelerator, in the Atlanta tech hub, is charged with advancing digital excellence across our global enterprise. It’s a frequent, key collaborator on projects to invent and bring to market digitally-driven, world’s first solutions. We have also created an internal portal, The Drawing Board, to crowdsource inventive ideas from all the people of Stanley Black & Decker.



And we’ve established our state-of-the-art Manufactory 4.0 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA – the epicenter for our company’s global Industry 4.0 “smart factory” and workforce upskilling initiatives – making manufacturing more efficient, productive and adaptable.

Innovation is in our DNA and being expressed every day.

An Engine of Innovation


new products every year


world’s firsts every year