|ASSA ABLOY in brief
The ASSA ABLOY Group is the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier
of locking solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security,
safety and convenience.
With more that 100 companies operating in 40 countries, ASSA ABLOY
has a strong global presence and holds more than 10 percent of the
ASSA ABLOY's organization reflects the three main regions, EMEA,
Americas and Asia Pacific. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, the Identification
Technology Group and Besam are organized in a separate business
segment for Global Technologies in order to respond more effectively
to the opportunities of these specialized international markets.
ASSA ABLOY was introduced on the Stockholm Stock Exchange on 8 November
1994. In October 1995 the share was transferred to the A-list.
The market capitalization at year-end (2007) was SEK 30 bilion (3
The ASSA ABLOY Group originated in the Nordic region in 1994, with
the spin off of Assa AB from the Swedish security company Securitas
and the acquisition shortly thereafter of the Finnish lock company
Abloy. Since then the Group has expanded by a combination of organic
growth and further acquisitions.