DeWalt is an American brand power tool manufacturer Black & Decker. The headquarters is located in Towson in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, the German branch with development and purchase of DeWalt is located in Idstein. The range of products under the brand DeWalt, which is positioned in the professional field, includes over 200 different power tools and 800 accessories.
Originally an independent company was founded in 1924 by Raymond E. DeWalt, the inventor of the radial arm saw, a DeWalt Products Co. Leola founded (Pennsylvania). The company expanded quickly and moved in 1929 to a new office building and factory to Lancaster (Pennsylvania). In 1947 the company was restructured and renamed DeWalt Inc.. 1949 DeWalt was sold to the American Machine & Foundry Co. Inc., who sold it in 1960 back to Black & Decker.
1992 Black & Decker began a realignment of its positioned in the professional segment and high quality power tools to DeWalt and intensified its activities in the global market. In 1994, the German DeWalt power tool company Elu and enlarged with the acquired German technology to its range of wireless and other tools.
On the German market, the tool Elu brand was initially continued, and the Elu locations continue to be produced, even if more and more devices were identical to those of DeWalt. In addition, the production to Eastern Europe, especially the Czech Republic, and China have been outsourced, and the main works in Germany and Switzerland were closed. Only in 2001 the Group decided the Elu brand gradually abolished and henceforth to drive the power tools under the brand DeWalt.
In the U.S., DeWalt occurs since 1999 as a sponsor of Matt Kenseth in the NASCAR series. In Germany DeWalt supports the Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, whose team colors are black and yellow also. 2009 DeWalt active in the Moto GP.