The ASSA ABLOY
Group is a Swedish
company. The group is the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of locks. ASSA ABLOY was formed in 1994 when ASSA AB was detached from Swedish security firm Securitas AB
. Shortly thereafter the Finnish
high-security lock manufacturer Abloy Oy (a subsidiary of the Finnish company Wärtsilä
) was acquired. The company was introduced to the Stockholm stock exchange later the same year. ASSA ABLOY now owns Yale lock
, Sargent and the high-security lock firms of Medeco
in the U.S.
It is controlled by Gustaf Douglas
through his company Latour
The name ASSA
August Stenman Stenman August
The name Abloy
The name Abloy comes from Swedish-Finnish bilingual organisation Aktiebolag Lukkoteollisuus Osakeyhtiö. of which the two first letters are Swedish language, the three last, Finnish language.
Abloy produces an extensive line of high-security disc tumbler locks.
A selection of brands owned by Assa Abloy
- CORBIN RUSSWIN
- Fargo Electronics
- FOLGER ADAM
- ROCKWOOD MANUFACTURING
- Interlock USA Inc.