“We want you to take risks. We know that’s going to mean that sometimes you fail, but we want to make sure we’re resilient in that failure, so we learn something, so we don’t make the same mistake twice, and so we know that in the long run, we’re going to be in a much better place if we celebrate our failures.”
President & CEO
A proven playbook.
At Fortive we use the Fortive Business System (FBS) to drive growth, margin expansion, and free cash flow across our businesses.
We invest in innovation and new acquisitions, and we apply FBS to generate new growth, margin, and free cash flow.
This generates new opportunities for organic and inorganic growth—it’s a powerful flywheel.
new patents secured worldwide in 2020
on the 2020 Fortune 50 Index, recognizing innovative companies with exceptional long-term growth potential
in free cash flow in 2020 to fuel acquisitions and investment in growth
“Pioneer Square Labs and Fortive share a common philosophy around innovation, which is fundamentally about testing everything you can, killing what doesn’t work, listening closely to customers, and leveraging data as a key part of decision-making.”
Managing Director and Co-Founder, Pioneer Square Labs
Active portfolio evolution.
We’re always looking for opportunities that strengthen our position and give us the ability to create value in a unique way.
We focus on attractive markets with clear opportunities to drive efficiency and growth.
We evaluate market position, brand strength, and margin expansion opportunities. We’re looking for strong performers and untapped potential.
We look for opportunities to create value using FBS, strengthen our portfolio with forward-looking technologies and talent, and expand our global reach.
Growth in action.
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