ASSA is a global provider of state-of-the-art locks and security hardware for commercial, institutional and governmental markets. ASSA is the ASSA ABLOY Limited trading division in the UK, which in turn, is a sub-unit of the ASSA ABLOY Group. Established in 1881, in Sweeden, by August Stenman, ASSA extended to the UK in 1946 and in nearly 7 decades became the most prominent security equipment manufacturer in the country by incorporating reputable brands, such as Adams Rite, Pemko, Trimec, Valli & Valli, Yale, Mul-T-Lock, Abloy and UNION. The ASSA ABLOY group currently employs 32,000 people and has the largest product portfolio on the market.
In terms of access control, ASSA ABLOY developed the Aperio technology, which ingeniously links mechanical locks wirelessly to existing control systems. The technology won the IFSEC Security Industry Award for Integrated Security. ASSA ABLOY produces master key systems, electric locking products, security locks, emergency locks, door furniture, closers, hinges and escape systems. A wide range of ASSA ABLOY products is offered by Easylocks, their main UK supplier.