Honeywell International Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate company that produces 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 ranked 73rd 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.
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.
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, such as 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 such as air conditioners, heaters, fans, security safes, home generators, and paper shredders.
Honeywell Aerospace is a global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations. Its Commercial Aviation, Defense & Space and Business & General Aviation business units serve aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations.
The Honeywell Commercial Aviation business unit creates products for large commercial and regional aircraft such as auxiliary power units (APUs), aircraft environmental control systems, electric power systems, engine system accessories, flight data and cockpit voice recorders, air traffic management solutions, radar, navigation and communications systems, aircraft lighting, wheels and brakes.
Honeywell Defense & Space business unit creates products such as the Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk for the military and space markets including propulsion engines, APUs, environmental control systems, electric power systems, Avionics and flight management systems, radar, navigation and communications systems, inertial sensors, guidance systems, gyroscopes. It also provides logistics services, including depot maintenance and prepositioning, and space systems operations for engineering, designing, fabricating, installing, operating, and maintaining satellite command and control systems.
Honeywell Business & General Aviation business unit’s products include aircraft lighting, auxiliary power units, cabin entertainment, cockpit displays, Communication, navigation and surveillance, flight management systems, and propulsion engines.