Danaher Corporation OverviewDanaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial,
and consumer products, which all generate approximately $13 Billion in revenue.
Danaher’s business activities encompass four reporting segments and are comprised of six
strategic platforms : Medical Technologies, Professional Instrumentation (Environmental,
Electronic Test), Industrial Technologies (Motion, Product ID, and Focused Niche Businesses)
and Tools & Components (Mechanic’s Hand Tools). Danaher operates globally with about 50% of its
revenues derived from outside the United States.
The Company has significant operating businesses headquartered in Europe and has
greatly expanded its operating presence in Asia over the past several years.
Danaher is a well-capitalized business, which has historically used available cash flow to fund
acquisition activity. Culturally, the company operates in a highly de-centralized model with
an extremely lean corporate structure. Danaher has a proven system for achieving performance :
the Danaher Business System (DBS). It drives every aspect of the group’s culture and performance.
DBS is a system of continuous improvement and is used to guide and measure everyday activities,
which has enabled it to double in size about every 5 years with impressive financial performance.