The ASSA ABLOY SA Legacy: A History of Safety and Innovation


For over two decades, ASSA ABLOY South Africa has been providing safe, secure and convenient door opening solutions for a variety of uses.

Although we are part of our international Swedish brand, we have fulfilled a uniquely South African function securing homes and businesses nationwide. Our locks, products and entrance solutions can be found across a number of industries to address numerous applications.

We offer more than traditional locks. In fact, our offerings transcend standard locksets, rim locks and cylinder locks. Our impressive solutions are state-of-the-art and include:

These meet complex and pressing demands in industries like hospitality, healthcare, education, transport, government, corporate and manufacturing. They also have an important part to play in the private space, where members of the public trust our products to keep them and their loved ones safe. This means that you’ve encountered an ASSA ABLOY-offered solution at least once a day, every day.

Part of our legacy is a commitment to the principles promoted by the Employment Equity Act. In line with this, we are dedicated to implementing these principles to drive empowerment and transformation throughout ASSA ABLOY. As a result, our 5-year Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) plan was passed by inspectors, confirming that we are playing our part in national transformative objectives.  

Social responsibility is another area that we are incredibly passionate about. This has driven our involvement with several local charities. The sponsorship of products to a host of worthy causes has seen ASSA ABLOY provide safe, secure and supportive environments to educational and health sector organisations, as well as homes that offer comfort to those who are previously disadvantaged.

As a respected brand, we understand that we are only as strong as our products and our affiliations. It’s why we are aligned with many reputable entities. For starters, we are a member of The Association of Architectural Aluminium Manufacturers of South Africa (AAAMSA). This was started in 1974 by eight companies to promote commerce, trade and commercial group interest between those who work in the manufacturing and installation of architectural aluminium structures. This also includes the administration of insulation, partitioning, ceiling and glass as well.

Another affiliation that we are proud of is that of our membership with the LASA – the Locksmiths' Association of South Africa. As the national representative body for locksmithing, all members must abide by a code of ethics. ASSA ABLOY works with locksmiths around the country providing secure solutions for their customers.

ASSA ABLOY is also a member of several architectural associations around the country, and provides CPD-registered training on ionmongery and access control for architects and quantity surveyors.

One of our strengths lies in the brands we offer. Through an impressive selection of international brands, we can give our customers globally-effective solutions on their doorsteps. In trusting these names to deliver quality and security, many of these brands work well together for a greater end result. By complementing each other, products from each manufacturer can be used in the same premises in order to customise solutions for every client’s unique set of needs.

The brands that we offer include the likes of:

  • Union
  • Yale
  • Mul-T-Lock
  • Besam
  • Henderson
  • Traka
  • Abloy
  • Valli &Valli
  • HID Global
  • TESA

Our legacy is your security

We’ve come to understand that our legacy would be nothing if it weren’t for those who invite us into their homes, offices and facilities. As trusted products that deliver tangible solutions, we are honoured to play a part in securing some of the most important aspects of our customers’ lives. For this reason, we are driven to innovate and expand our offering. Through this, we can offer even more valued systems to those who choose to partner with us. If you’re interested in how ASSA Abloy can help you, please contact us.