We opened for business in the Silicon Valley in a small garage over 30 years ago. Through hard work and dedication to providing the highest quality products, on time, and at a fair price, Bay Area Labels grew quickly and gained a solid reputation among electronic, medical, and software companies as the preferred supplier of front panel overlays, custom labels, membrane switches, and more.
In 2006 BAL became part of the Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW), a Fortune 150 global diversified industrial manufacturer. The Company's value-added consumables, equipment and service businesses serve customers in developed, and emerging markets around the globe. ITW's key business platforms which include welding, automotive OEM, industrial packaging, food equipment, construction, polymers and fluids, test and measurement, electronics, decorative surfaces and automotive aftermarket, employ more than 60,000 people worldwide. ITW's revenues totaled $17.9 billion in 2012, with more than half of these revenues generated outside of the United States.
BAL is part of the ITW Security and Brand Identity Group, and a preferred global supplier for many of largest and most well-respected electronics and medical device manufacturers in the world. We are a full-service manufacturer of graphic overlays, insulators and shielding components, labels, membrane switches, 3-D domed nameplates, bar codes. We use state-of-the-art printing and processing techniques on UL recognized and cUL/CSA approved materials and services include design assistance, computerized artwork generation, and precision laser cutting. BAL is committed to delivering high quality products, on time that exceed our customer's expectations. Our reputation for service, technology, and continuous improvement is unmatched in the industries we serve.