ASSA ABLOY acquires leading manufacturer of components for entrance automation

ASSA ABLOY has acquired FlexiForce, a world-leader in components for industrial sectional doors and residential garage doors.

 

FlexiForce is specialized in manufacturing and distribution of components for overhead doors with a strong position in R&D, distribution and a solid customer base.

 

"I am very happy to welcome FlexiForce to our Group. This is another important step in our strategy of growing our position within entrance automation," says Johan Molin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.

 

"FlexiForce adds a new and very important distribution channel to sectional door assemblers. This is an exciting and growing customer category where we see opportunities to develop even closer relationships with our customers. FlexiForce also adds a very well-reputed and competent management team and a dedicated workforce, whom we welcome to our Group," says Juan Vargues, Executive Vice President of ASSA ABLOY and Head of Entrance Systems division.

 

FlexiForce has 300 employees and is based in the Netherlands with subsidiaries in Europe, China and the US. Sales are expected to reach SEK 600 M in 2011 with a good EBIT margin.

 

The acquisition will be EPS accretive from start.

 

 

For more information, please contact:
Johan Molin, President and CEO, tel no: +46 8 506 485 42
Tomas Eliasson, CFO and Executive Vice President, tel no: +46 8 506 485 72

About Us

ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions and offers mecahnical and electromechanical locks, digital door locks, security doors, entrance automation, hotel security and secure identity solutions, primarily in identity and access management, as well as a number of other related products and services. Since its formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international Group with some 47,000 employees operating in more than 70 countries and sales of around SEK 71 billion.

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