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TRW Inc. is a global manufacturing and service company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. It is strategically focused on providing products and services with a high technology or engineering content to the automotive and space & defense markets. TRW usually holds leading positions in these markets. Founded in 1901, the company today employs about 64,000 people in 27 countries. TRW has grown and prospered by anticipating promising new businesses and pioneering in their development.

The company has a long record of successfully developing and applying advanced technology to create sustained competitive advantage in those new businesses. Over its 96-year history, TRW has demonstrated the flexibility and willingness to change its business mix to benefit from new economic and political conditions, new markets, and technological opportunities. By steadily reshaping itself, TRW seeks to produce higher sustainable growth in earnings and increased value for shareholders. Founded in 1901 as the Cleveland Cap Screw Company, the firm made hexagon and square-head cap screws, specialty fillister screws, and coupling bolts and studs. In the 1950s, the pace of change quickened. The company staked out a position in the growing fields of electronics and missiles through an investment in a young Los Angeles firm, the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation. n 1958 it merged with Thompson Products to form Thompson Ramo Wooldridge, which today is TRW Inc.

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