3M is a diversified technology company serving customers and communities with innovative products and services. Each of our six businesses has earned leading global market positions. 3M is a global innovation company that never stops inventing. Over the years, our innovations have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. We have made driving at night easier, made buildings safer, and made consumer electronics lighter, less energy-intensive and less harmful to the environment. We even helped put a man on the moon. Every day at 3M, one idea always leads to the next, igniting momentum to make progress possible around the world.
3M serves customers through six business segments, which increase speed and efficiency by sharing technological, manufacturing, marketing and other resources:
- Consumer and Office Business - Supplying an array of innovative products that keep homes cleaner, offices organized and buildings well-maintained, our consumer and office business is home to some of the world’s best-known brands, including Post-it®, Scotch®, Scotch-Brite®, Filtrete™, O-Cel-O™, Nexcare™, and Command™.
- Display and Graphics Business - Drawing on 3M’s powerful technology platforms, we provide products—display enhancement films, reflective materials, eye-catching graphics, projection systems and more —that people around the world rely on every day.
- Electro and Communications Business - We turn 3M technology into solutions for customers in electrical, electronics and communications markets around the world. We contribute to reliable sources of electrical power, high-performance electronic devices, and speedy and dependable telecommunications network.
- Health Care Business -Supplying innovative and reliable products that help health care professionals improve the quality of care, we are a global leader in medical and oral care products, and drug delivery and health information systems.
- Industrial and Transportation Business - We provide thousands of innovative products including tapes, abrasives, adhesives, specialty materials and filtration systems to dozens of diverse markets – from automotive to aerospace to renewable energy to electronics
- Safety, Security and Protection Services Business - Our products—personal protective equipment, safety and security products, track and trace solutions and more — increase the safety, security and productivity of people, facilities and systems around the world. We are also a leading supplier of roofing granules for asphalt shingles