Hilti is new to the list. This is a company that continues to prove it has what it takes to be one of the top tool providers serving construction. What began as a machine shop in the 1940s became known on jobsites for a technological breakthrough with the world’s first powder-actuated tool in 1957.
At the beginning of the 1950s, hand-drive tools and actuated nail guns were launched. Jump to 2015, and it opens a new innovation center for more than 450 of its employees.
Today, Hilti makes and designs technology, software, and services that help power the construction industry. Its own products are made in Hilti factories.
So what separates Hilti from others? This is a company that sees the real importance and had set its focus on connected tools for the construction jobsite. The technology solutions are as varied as the customer it serves, ranging from Hilti ON!Track Asset Management to a suite of 25 software packages. Also, the Hilti Tool Connect app enables construction professionals to identify tools, check information and service history, and schedule a tool for repair. Here’s something that helps Hilti tools shine. For example, one of its latest powder-actuated tools features Bluetooth technology and a built-in digital service indicator screen.
Hilti is a company that thinks globally, and acts locally, all in an effort of building a better future. The company’s culture is founded on four key ideas—teamwork, integrity, courage, and commitment. One of its strategies for the future is Champion 2020, which aims to achieve sustainable value creation through leadership and differentiation.
Here the company adds value for customers by offering products, services, and software that provides greater productivity and safety. In order to implement this strategy, Hilti has a focus on continuous innovation, direct and partnership-based cooperation with customers, operational excellence, and a high-performing global team.
If construction professionals are looking for a high-tech tool provider to partner with for the long-term, Hilti is a good option, as it has a solid foundation, with forethought to where the market is headed, offering both dependability and innovation to its customers.