|Padlocks, Lock cylinders, Electronic locks|
Abloy is a Finnish lock manufacturer that produces medium and high security padlocks, lock cylinders, and electronic locks. Abloy is one of the most well-known high-security lock manufacturers around the world. They are best known for their disc-detainer lock designs. Abloy products are widely used in padlocks, vending machines, and many high-security installations. The Abloy CY436T key-in-knob cylinder with Protec2 key system is UL 437 listed.
The founding of Abloy dates back to 1907, when Emil Henriksson of Helsinki, Finland designed the first disc-detainer lock. It was patented in 1919 with the name "Henriksson’s Patent Lock". Industrial production of the locks began in 1919 and "Ab Låsfabriken - Lukkotehdas Oy" was founded in Helsinki. Later, the company name was shortened to Ab Lukko Oy and the trademark ABLOY was registered.
Kone & Siltarakennus aquired Abloy in 1923. Later in 1936, Abloy joined the Wärtsilä Group, the largest industrial conglomerate in Finland. The factory moved to Joensuu, Finland in 1968. Abloy acquired TrioVing and VingCard in 1983. IKON was purchased in 1989.
Merging with ASSA AB on November 7, 1994, ASSA-Abloy was formed, consolidating the Nordic market. “The agreements between the parties are based on a transaction between equals, where no buyer or seller is specified.”
- Disc-detainer locks