Honeywell Scanning and Mobility
Analyst Coverage: Simon Holloway
Honeywell International, Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate company that produces a variety of commercial and consumer products, engineering services, and aerospace systems for a wide variety of customers, from private consumers to major corporations and governments. The company’s current name, Honeywell International Inc., is the product of a merger in which Honeywell Inc. was acquired by AlliedSignal in 1999.
Honeywell originally entered the computer business via a joint venture with Raytheon called Datamatic Corp., but soon bought out Raytheon’s share and the business became a Honeywell division, Honeywell Information Systems. Honeywell also purchased minicomputer pioneer Computer Control Corporation, renaming it as Honeywell’s Computer Control Division. In 1970, General Electric sold its computer systems division to Honeywell. The company was reorganised into two operating units, one of which was Honeywell Information Systems. Honeywell has offered a vast number of products over the years from peripherals, PC’s, Mainframes, Printers, Tape Storage Systems, Mini’s, Terminals, Banking, Time and Attendance, Unix, Storage, and Airlines systems.
In 2013, Honeywell acquired Intermec; a major manufacturer and supplier of automated identification and data capture equipment, including barcode scanners, barcode printers, mobile computers, RFID systems, voice recognition systems, and life cycle services. Intermec holds a number of RFID patents, and its customers account for some 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies and 60 percent of Fortune 100 companies. In 2012 Intermec acquired private voice technology company Vocollect Inc. and life cycle services company Enterprise Mobile. Intermec was integrated with Honeywell Scanning & Mobility within the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions (ACS) business.