Who We Are


Our Company

ITW Shakeproof Automotive division of ITW serves major automotive OEMs and their tier Suppliers with metal, cold-headed fasteners. In addition to ITW’s industry leading research and development capabilities, ITW Shakeproof enhances our customers’ competitive advantage by:

  • Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities in North America.
  • Exchanging product, process and bench-marking information with sister units worldwide.
  • Continually improving processes, material and designs to ensure every product exceeds customer specifications while providing unparalleled value.

ITW Shakeproof division is consists of facilities in Elgin, Illinois, Machesney Park, Illinois, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, Darlington, Wisconsin, Bedford Heights, Ohio, and our sales office in Troy, Michigan. Each facility ranges from 50,000 to 200,000 square feet and we are a high volume producer. ITW Shakeproof shipped over 3 billion fasteners in 2019.

Our History

For nearly 100 years, ITW Shakeproof has been providing innovative solutions to a broad portfolio of customers around the globe. Through experience, technological innovations, and customer-backed focus, ITW Shakeproof has become the renowned manufacturer and supplier of standard and advanced fastener solutions.



ITW Shakeproof is thrilled to announce that we are celebrating our 100th anniversary this year! We wouldn’t be here without your loyal support and trust in our products, and we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of our customers. We are honored that you have placed your trust in us and have allowed us to play a role in the success of your business.

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In celebration of this milestone, we are launching a marketing campaign that highlights the commitment, quality and innovation that has defined ITW Shakeproof for the past 100 years.

Throughout the year, we will be sharing stories of our past, present, and future. We will be highlighting the people, products, and innovations that have made us who we are today and the exciting new developments that will shape our industry in the future.

We invite you to join us in celebrating this special occasion! You can follow us on social media and check out our website for updates on the campaign and events.

Again, we want to express our deepest gratitude to each and every one of our customers. We look forward to continuing to provide you with the highest quality products and services for many years to come.

ITW Shakeproof, a division of the ITW Automotive segment operates under the Illinois Tool Works, Inc. banner.  Our organization is alive with spirit and consistently producing innovative, new solutions, while retaining a decentralized, highly focused management style to most effectively serve our market.

Founded in 1912, ITW (NYSE: ITW), a fortune 200 company, is a global industrial company built around a differentiated and proprietary business model. The company’s seven industry-leading segments leverage the ITW Business Model to generate solid growth with best-in-class margins and returns in markets where highly innovative, customer-focused solutions are required. ITW’s approximately 45,000 dedicated colleagues around the world thrive in the company’s decentralized, entrepreneurial culture. In 2019, the company achieved revenues of $14.1 billion, with roughly half coming from outside North America. To learn more, please visit www.itw.com.