Assa Abloy engages in spate of acquisitions to spur growth
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Assa Abloy engages in spate of acquisitions to spur growth

Assa Abloy is the world’s biggest lockmaker, and a market-leader in the security space, selling everything from fire doors and padlocks to panic rooms and connected security systems. Since 1994, the company has engaged in a growth-through-acquisition strategy that has seen it buy more than 200 businesses. And, according to recent news, it’s not slowing down.

Assa Abloy’s share price has increased by 1% so far in 2019

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Source: Yahoo Finance

In December, Assa Abloy acquired four companies: Pacific Door Systems (a leading manufacturer of commercial doors and window systems in New Zealand), Lorient (a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance door sealing systems), Exidor (an established maker of “panic and emergency exit hardware in the UK”), and Luxor One (an advanced package locker solutions business in the US).

The geographical and product scope of these acquisitions goes a long way to demonstrate Assa Abloy’s position in the security market globally. The most recent of them is the acquisition of Exidor, which will continue to operate as an autonomous business, and bring its strong management and commercial teams into Assa Abloy’s fold.

Harry Warrender, Assa Abloy’s market region manager opening solutions UK and Ireland, said: “Exidor are an exciting addition to our UK business and I am delighted to welcome their team into ASSA ABLOY. It offers an extensive high-quality range of panic and emergency exit hardware with a strong track record of innovation. Their portfolio will extend the ASSA ABLOY offering into the UK commercial market.”

Disclosure

Dominion holds Assa Abloy in its Global Trends Managed Fund.


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