3M stands for Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing and was founded in 1902 in St. Paul in the US state of Minnesota. The multi-technology enterprise by the official name of 3M Company has subsidiaries in over 70 countries worldwide. Almost every tenth of the around 88,000 employees is active in research or development.
Our company's vision is:
3M Technology Advancing Every Company
3M Products Enhancing Every Home
3M Innovation Improving Every Life
As a leading enterprise in research and development, 3M manufactures thousands of innovative products for many different markets. With the motto “3M – The Innovation Company” - 3M is committed to making the lives of people worldwide easier, safer and more pleasant. 3M's key competence is to use over 45 technology platforms – often in combination – for a wide range of customer wishes. All of this ensures the launch of a multitude of new products on the market each year – proof of the company's innovative strength.
Worldwide, the group is divided into five business sectors consisting of about 40 divisions.
The areas of business are:
- Electronics & Energy
- Health Care
- Safety & Graphics
The product range consists of several tens of thousands of products for i.e.:
- Automotive, marine & aviation
- Office & communications
- Energy, electrical, electronics & telecommunications
- Home & leisure
- Industry & handicraft
- Medicine & health
- Safety: work, persons & traffic
- Advertising & design