ASSA ABLOY in Brief

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ASSA ABLOY is the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of locking solutions, meeting tough end-user demands for safety, security and user friendliness. With more than 150 companies operating in 40 countries, ASSA ABLOY has a strong global presence and holds more than 10 percent of the world market.

ASSA ABLOY is represented in all major regions, on both mature and emerging markets, with leading positions in much of Europe, North America and Australia. In the rapidly growing electromechanical security sector, the ASSA ABLOY group has a leading position in fields such as access control, identification, door automation and hotel security.
Since its founding in 1994, the ASSA ABLOY group has grown from a regional company with 4,700 employees to an international company group with a staff of 29,500 and a turnover of USD 4.27 billion. As the world’s leading lock group, ASSA ABLOY offers a more complete product range than any other company on the market.

EMEA
ASSA ABLOY’s EMEA division consists of companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The EMEA division has an organic growth of 8 percent and an EBIT margin of 15.6 percent. The main office is located in London, England, and the division has 12,359 employees. The division’s most important markets are Scandinavia and France. Some of the leading companies in the division are Abloy, Assa, Tesa and Vachette.

Americas
ASSA ABLOY’s Americas division consists of companies in North and South America. The division has an organic growth of 10 percent and an EBIT margin of 19.2 percent. Its head office lies in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. The Americas division has 9,802 employees. Its primary markets are the USA, Canada and Mexico. Some of the leading companies in the division are Corbin Russwin, Curries, Emtek, Medeco, Phillips and Sargent.

Asia Pacific
ASSA ABLOY’s Asia Pacific division includes companies in Australia, New Zealand, China and the rest of Asia. The division has an organic growth of 4 percent and an EBIT margin of 8.3 percent. Its head office is located in Hong Kong. The Asia Pacific division has 5,145 employees. Its largest markets are Australia, New Zealand and China. The largest companies in the division are ASSA ABLOY Australia, ASSA ABLOY New Zealand, Guli Security Products and ASSA ABLOY Wangli.

Global Technologies
Global Technologies is the group’s worldwide organization, focusing mainly on the product sectors of access control, safe issuing of cards, RFID identification technology and hotel security. The division has an organic growth of 11 percent and an EBIT margin of 14.0 percent. Its main office is located in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, and the division has 2,127 employees. Its most important markets are HID, Frago Electronics and VingCard.

Entrance Systems
ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems is the group’s worldwide supplier of complete solutions for automatic door systems. The division also has a complete range of services for the post-sales market. The division has an organic growth of 10 percent and an EBIT margin of 12.7 percent. The main office is located in Landskrona, Sweden, and the division has 1,857 employees. ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems includes well-known brands such as Besam and EntreMatic

 

Source: ASSA ABLOY Annual Report 2005