25 foot powerlock tape measure being used by a person to measure pipe length.

Our Story

Since 1843 STANLEY® tools have been on the belt and in the hands of professional contractors and accomplished homeowners. Synonymous with quality, reliability, innovation, and value, STANLEY is the first name in tape measures and trusted worldwide for accuracy and dependability.

We’re proud of our reputation for excellence and are dedicated to continually testing, designing, and improving our products to ensure quality and maximum function. Maintaining our standing as the world's best at what we do is vital to us and what you expect from a name like STANLEY.

For more than 175 years our innovative products have helped build, repair and protect our world. Today that legacy continues. Explore our history by using the interactive timeline below.

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Prepared For The Future

ECOSMART™ emphasizes our company-wide sustainability efforts both internally and to the public. Our product development processes across all businesses are being retooled to provide increased focus on early identification of product sustainability opportunities that can be addressed during the design phase. These process enhancements will help ensure that every product is considered through an ECOSMART™ lens during development.


STANLEY proudly supports individuals and teams who face every challenge with passion, have the ambition to compete at the highest level, and deliver exceptional performance in every race or match.

STANLEY The Measure of a Pro


At STANLEY®, we are passionate about building a better tomorrow. Through our partnerships with inspiring non-profits, and with the volunteer efforts of our dedicated employees, we are helping to make the world a better place. We are proud to be affiliated with a number of world class organizations.