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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.

3M at a Glance (Year-end 2014)

  • Global sales: $31.8 billion
  • International (non-US) sales: $20.1 billion (63 per cent of the company total)
  • Operations in more than 70 countries
  • Laboratories in 36 countries
  • 89,800 employees globally
  • R&D spend exceeding $8 billion over past 5 years
  • 2014 3Mgives cash and product donations totaled $77 million

3M Facts 2014 (PDF)

3M in the UK & Ireland

  • 2,900 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 and imaging systems.
  • Head office in Bracknell, Berkshire.

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