Honeywell International Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate company that makes a variety of commercial and consumer products, engineering services and aerospace systems for a wide variety of customers, from private consumers to major corporations and governments. The company operates four business units, known as Strategic Business Units – Honeywell Aerospace, Home and Building Technologies (HBT), Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS), and Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies.
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company. In 2018, Honeywell ranked 77th in the Fortune 500. Honeywell has a global workforce of approximately 130,000, of whom approximately 58,000 are employed in the United States. The company is headquartered in Morris Plains, New Jersey. Its current chief executive officer is Darius Adamczyk.The company and its corporate predecessors were part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index from December 7, 1925 until February 9, 2008.
The company's current name, Honeywell International Inc., is the product of a merger in which Honeywell Inc. was acquired by the much larger AlliedSignal in 1999. The company headquarters were consolidated with AlliedSignal's headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey; however the combined company chose the name “Honeywell” because of its superior brand recognition. In 2015, the headquarters were moved to Morris Plains. On November 30, 2018, Honeywell announced that its corporate headquarters would be moved to Charlotte, North Carolina.[
Honeywell has many brands that commercial and retail consumers may recognize, including its line of home thermostats (particularly the iconic round type) and Garrett turbochargers. In addition to consumer home products, Honeywell itself produces thermostats, sensors, security alarm systems, and air cleaners and dehumidifiers. The company also licenses its brand name for use in various retail products made by partner manufacturers, including air conditioners, heaters, fans, security safes, home generators, and paper shredders.
Performance Materials and Technologies
The Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group is divided into six business units. Products include process technology for oil and gas processing, fuels, films and additives, special chemicals, electronic materials, and renewable transport fuels.
Honeywell UOP is a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc. and is part of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group. Honeywell UOP is an international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, process plants, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries.
Honeywell Process Solutions
Honeywell Process Solutions offers automation control solutions to customers internationally. It serves the process and hybrid industries, including refining, oil and gas, pulp and paper, mining, minerals and metals, bulk and batch chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, power transmission and distribution, and power generation.
Honeywell Fluorine Products produces refrigerants, foam insulation blowing agents, aerosols, and solvents.
Honeywell Electronic Materials manufactures and supplies the semiconductor industry with electronic chemicals, electronic polymers, targets coil sets and metals, advanced packaging, and thermocouples.
Resins & Chemicals
Honeywell Resins and Chemicals sells chemical intermediates, including phenol, cyclohexanone and acetone. It is also a major producer of ammonium sulfate fertilizer, a co-product of caprolactam production, which is sold under the Sulf-N® brand. This division was spun off as AdvanSix in 2016.
Honeywell Specialty Materials products include specialty films and additives; advanced fibers and composites; intermediates; specialty chemicals; and technologies and materials for petroleum refining.