Ever wonder what a multi-billion dollar tool company’s global headquarters looks like?

Are they in city skyscrapers or a sprawling corporate campus outside of town?

Are the executives swimming in rooftop pools? Is there a chef, free laundry service and barber like all the Silicon Valley companies have?

Or, are they ordinary, focused on shareholder value with minimal perks and just floors-and-floors of cubicles and corner offices?

Let’s use Google Earth and take a look what can be seen. Here are 22 birds-eye view pics of the global headquarters of USA favorite tool, equipment and construction machinery companies like Caterpillar, John Deere and Snap-on.

22 Global HQs, In No Specific Order

1. Stanley Black & Decker

  • Company: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
  • Headquarters: New Britain, Connecticut, USA
  • Main Industry: Hand and power tools
  • Brands: Stanley, Black & Decker, DeWALT, Porter-Cable, Craftsman
  • Global Revenue: 11.2 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 52,000

Stanley Black & Decker makes and owns many tool brands. They are the largest tool manufacturer in the world by hand and power tool revenue. Their HQ is quite modest considering how rich they are.

2. Robert Bosch

Robert Bosch GmbH Headquarters Card
  • Company: Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Headquarters: 9 km west of Stuttgart, Germany in Gerlingen
  • Main Industry: Mobility solutions, power tools, household appliances
  • Brands: Bosch, Dremel, freud (power tools)
  • Global Revenue: 75 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 375,000

3. Fortive

Fortive Corp Headquarters Card
  • Company: Fortive Corp.
  • Headquarters: Everett, Washington
  • Main Industry: Instrumentation (test & measurement, thermal imaging, calibration) and sensing solutions (temperature, pressure, level, flow, conductivity and turbidity)
  • Brands: Fluke, Matco, Tektronix
  • Global Revenue: 6.2 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 22,000

4. Emerson Electric

Emerson Electric Headquarters Card
  • Company: Emerson Electric Co.
  • Headquarters: Just outside of St Louis, Missouri in Ferguson
  • Main Industry: Electrical equipment for process control and automation
  • Brands: Ridgid
  • Global Revenue: 22.3 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 111,000

5. Snap On

Snap on Tools Headquarters Card
  • Company: Snap-on Inc.
  • Headquarters: Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Main Industry: Tools and equipment
  • Brands: Snap-on, Williams, Bahco, CDI
  • Global Revenue: 3.4 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 11,500

6. Illinois Tool Works

Illinois Tool Works Headquarters Card
  • Company: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
  • Headquarters: Glenview, Illinois
  • Main Industry: Diversified industrial manufacturer – Automotive, test & measurement, welding, construction products
  • Brands: Ramset, Hobart, Miller, Buildex
  • Global Revenue: 13.4 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 48,000

7. Makita

Makita Tool Headquarters Card
  • Company: Makita Corp.
  • Headquarters: Anjo, Japan
  • Main Industry: Power tools and equipment
  • Brands: Makita
  • Global Revenue: 3.8 billion (2016, USD)
  • Global Employees: 14,800

8. Caterpillar

Caterpillar Inc Headquarters Card
  • Company: Caterpillar Inc.
  • Headquarters: Peoria, Illinois
  • Main Industry: Construction and mining machinery
  • Brands: Caterpillar, Perkins
  • Global Revenue: 47 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 110,800

9. Komatsu

Komatsu Headquarters Card
  • Company: Komatsu Ltd.
  • Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
  • Main Industry: Construction and mining machinery
  • Brands: Komatsu, Haulpak
  • Global Revenue: 17.8 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 47,000

10. John Deere

John Deere Headquarters Card
  • Company: Deere & Company Corp.
  • Headquarters: Moline, Illinois
  • Main Industry: Agricultural, construction and forestry machinery
  • Brands: John Deere, Nortrax
  • Global Revenue: 26.6 billion (2016, USD)
  • Global Employees: 56,800

11. Hilti

Hilti Headquarters Card
  • Company: Hilti Corp.
  • Headquarters: Schaan, Lichtenstein
  • Main Industry: Construction, mining and building products
  • Brands: Hilti
  • Global Revenue: 4.4 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 23,400

12. Kohler

Kohler Headquarters Card
  • Company: Kohler Co.
  • Headquarters: Kohler, Wisconsin
  • Main Industry: Small engines, generators, plumbing fixtures
  • Brands: Kohler, Lombardini, Mira
  • Global Revenue: 6 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 32,000

13. Honda

Honda Headquarters Card
  • Company: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
  • Main Industry: Automobiles, motorcycles and power products (mowers, portable generators)
  • Brands: Honda, Acura
  • Global Revenue: 118 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 204,000

14a. Yamaha Corp.

Yamaha Motors Headquarters Card
  • Company: Yamaha Corp.
  • Headquarters: Hamamatsu, Japan
  • Main Industry: Musical instrument, audio equipment, electronic devices
  • Brands: Yamaha
  • Global Revenue: 3.8 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 20,000

Yamaha Corp. spun out Yamaha Motor Co. in 1955 to form two separate companies.

Yamaha Corp. owns 10-15% of Yamaha Motor Co. shares. And Yamaha Motor Co. owns around the same of Yamaha Corp. shares.

14b. Yamaha Motor Co.

Yamaha Motors HQ Card
  • Company: Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Headquarters: Iwata, Japan
  • Main Industry: Motorcycles, marine products, power products, industrial robots/machinery
  • Brands: Yamaha
  • Global Revenue: 14.4 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 53,000

15. Harbor Freight Tools

Harbour Freight Tools Headquarters Card
  • Company: Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc.
  • Headquarters: Calabasas, California
  • Main Industry: Retail of tools
  • Brands: US General, Predator, Chicago Electric, HaulMaster
  • Global Revenue: 2.4 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 17,000

16. Hitachi

Hitachi Headquarters Card
  • Company: Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
  • Main Industry: Hitachi is highly diversified. In terms of revenue, here’s how Hitachi’s segments stack up:
    1. IT – mainframes, servers
    2. Industrial – railway systems, elevators, industrial robots
    3. Materials & Components – circuit boards, wires/cables, energy storage
    4. Logistics
    5. Electronics Systems – power tools, MRI machines
    6. Consumer Products – disk drives, fridges, washing machines, TVs, air conditioning units
    7. Automotive Systems – control systems
    8. Construction Machinery – excavators, loaders
    9. Power Systems – nuclear, thermal, renewable
    10. Financial – leasing, loans.
  • Brands: Hitachi, Metabo
  • Global Revenue: 89 billion (2016, USD)
  • Global Employees: 335,000

17. Positec

Positec USA Headquarters Card
  • Company: Positec Tool Corp.
  • Headquarters: Charlotte, North Carolina (North America HQ). Suzhou, China (Global HQ)
  • Main Industry: Power tools
  • Brands: WORX, Rockwell
  • Global Revenue: 350 – 425 million (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 3,900

18. Lowe’s (Kobalt)

Lowes Companies Headquarters Card
  • Company: Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
  • Headquarters: Mooresville, North Carolina
  • Main Industry: Retail of home improvement products
  • Brands: Kobalt, Blue Hawk (hand and power tools)
  • Global Revenue: 59 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 270,000

19. Home Depot (Husky)

The Home Depot Headquarters Card
  • Company: The Home Depot, Inc.
  • Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Main Industry: Retail of home improvement products
  • Brands: Husky, HDX
  • Global Revenue: 89 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 371,000

20. Atlas Copco North America Headquarters

Atlas Copco North America Headquarters Card
  • Company: Atlas Copco AB
  • Headquarters: Parsippany, New Jersey (North America HQ). Nacka, Sweden (Global HQ)
  • Main Industry: Tools and equipment
  • Brands: Atlas Copco, Edwards, Quincy
  • Global Revenue: 11.7 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 44,000

21. Textron

Textron Headquarters Card
  • Company: Textron Inc.
  • Headquarters: Providence, Rhode Island
  • Main Industry: Aviation, defense, specialized vehicles, industrial
  • Brands: Bell Helicopter, Cessna, E-Z-Go, Jacobsen
  • Global Revenue: 13.4 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 35,000

22. Husqvarna

Husqvarna Group USA Headquarters Card
  • Company: Husqvarna Group
  • Headquarters: Charlotte, North Carolina (USA HQ). Huskvarna, Sweden (Global HQ)
  • Main Industry: Outdoor power equipment
  • Brands: Husqvarna, Poulon Pro, Weedeater
  • Global Revenue: 4.1 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 13,000

There you have it.

22 global HQs of some of the biggest tool, equipment and construction machinery companies in the world.

Which one is your favorite?

I think Lowe’s HQ is pretty cool. Same with John Deere’s. But how do these 22 stack up to some of the biggest companies in the world like Apple and Google?

Let’s take a look at the global headquarters of some other huge companies for comparison

How about: Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Exxon Mobil.


Google HQ Card
  • Company: Google Inc.
  • Headquarters: Mountain View, California
  • Main Industry: Internet services, online advertising
  • Brands: YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, Nest, Android
  • Global Revenue: 75 billion (2016, USD)
  • Global Employees: 57,000


Microsoft HQ Card
  • Company: Microsoft Corp.
  • Headquarters: Redmond, Washington
  • Main Industry: Software
  • Brands: Xbox, Skype, LinkedIn, Nokia
  • Global Revenue: 85 billion (2016, USD)
  • Global Employees: 114,000

Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters is a massive campus bigger than most universities. It houses nearly 40,000 employees and consists of 80 buildings sprawling over 500 acres (that’s 60% the size of Central Park).


Facebook HQ Card
  • Company: Facebook, Inc.
  • Headquarters: Menlo Park, California
  • Main Industry: Social media & networking, online advertising
  • Brands: Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus
  • Global Revenue: 28 billion (2016, USD)
  • Global Employees: 17,000

Exxon Mobil

Exxon Mobil HQ Card
  • Company: Exxon Mobil Corp.
  • Headquarters: Irving Texas
  • Main Industry: Oil and gas
  • Brands: Exxon, Mobil, Esso
  • Global Revenue: 269 billion (2015, USD)
  • Global Employees: 75,000


  • All dollar values converted to United States dollars with February 5, 2017 foreign exchange information.
  • When Google Earth image of Global HQ was poor quality, reverted to using North American HQ.


  1. All images appearing in company HQ “cards” are sourced from Google Earth and Google Maps.
  2. All financial and employee information sourced from public company records. Searched for company statements at SEC.gov.

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