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Who We Are

3M is fundamentally a science-based company.  We produce thousands of imaginative products, and we're a leader in scores of markets - from health care and highway safety to office products and abrasives and adhesives.  Our success begins with our ability to apply our technologies - often in combination - to an endless array of real-world customer needs.  Of course, all of this is made possible by the people of 3M and their singular commitment to make life easier and better for people around the world.

Our Values

  • Act with uncompromising honesty and integrity in everything we do 
  • Satisfy our customers with innovative technology and superior quality, value and service
  • Provide our investors with an attractive return through sustainable, global growth
  • Respect our social and physical environment around the world
  • Value and develop our employees' diverse talents, initiative and leadership
  • Earn the admiration of all those associated with 3M worldwide. 

3M at a Glance (Year-end 2012)

  • Global sales: $30 billion
  • International (non-US) sales: $19.4 billion (65 per cent of the company total)
  • Operations in more than 70 countries
  • Customers in almost 200 countries
  • 88,000 employees globally
  • R&D spend exceeding $7 billion over past 5 years.

3M in the UK & Ireland

  • 3,000 employees
  • One of the largest 3M subsidiaries outside the USA
  • 19 locations including 9 manufacturing sites
  • Products manufactured in the UK include coated abrasives, personal safety equipment, adhesive tapes, industrial microbiology products, drug delivery systems, high performance coatings, secure documents, passport readers and imaging systems.
  • Head office in Bracknell, Berkshire.

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