Honeywell International Inc. is a huge conglomerate company that produces a wide range of consumer products, engineering services, and aerospace systems for its’ enormous customer base which ranges from private consumers to major corporations and governments.
Honeywell International Inc. first introduced their new generation of Honeywell HVAC systems some years ago. These high efficiency systems incorporated much thicker filters than those of competitive HVAC systems, the Honeywell Filters.
The reason for the greater thickness of Honeywell filters was a dramatic increase in the surface area of filter media used in Honeywell filters. As with all other products manufactured by the company, Honeywell Filters fundamentally “raised the bar” in the HVAC industry through the introduction of their new generation of heating and air conditioning systems and the Honeywell Filters that were incorporated into the design.
Honeywell International Inc. is a Fortune 500 company with a workforce of approximately 128,000, of which approximately 58,000 are employed in the United States. The company is headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey
The current “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 to 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 consumers may recognize. Some of the most recognizable products are its line of home thermostats (particularly the iconic round type), Garrett turbochargers, and automotive products sold under the names of Prestone, Fram, and Autolite.
Honeywell came into being through the invention of the damper flapper, a thermostat for coal furnaces, by Albert Butz, in 1885 and subsequent innovations in electric motors and process control by Minneapolis Heat Regulator Company tracing back to 1886. In 1906, Mark C. Honeywell founded Honeywell Heating Specialty Co., Inc. in Wabash, Indiana. Honeywell’s company merged with Minneapolis Heat Regulator Company in 1927. The merged company was called the Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company.
Honeywell maintains a very active community involvement program called “Hometown Solutions”. Program initiatives include matching employee volunteer involvement with charitable donations, encouraging study of math and science, re-building after hurricane Katrina and a long-standing partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children called “Got2bSafe”. Literature produced by Got2bSafe has been distributed to more than 72,000 schools across America, representing every school district in the U.S. and the program has reached more than 5 million elementary school students. Honeywell is also involved in the Honeywell Nobel Initiative, a program that takes Physics and Chemistry Nobel Laureates to lecture at special programs all around the world and seeks to make these lectures available online