Door Opening Solutions From ASSA ABLOY, South Africa

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ASSA ABLOY, South Africa Pty Ltd, part of the international Swedish giant, ASSA ABLOY, is a market leading specialist in the manufacture and supply of secure, safe and convenient door opening technology and solutions to widely diverse industries for over a decade.

Established in 1994 and head quartered in Stockholm, Sweden, ASSA ABLOY employs approximately 37,000 employees across Europe, North America, Asia and the Pacific. This world leading lock group has some 100 brands and offers a comprehensive range of door opening solutions including mechanical, electromechanical, electronic and digital locks to meet door opening applications in the commercial, residential, hospitality, retail, health, educational, recreational, governmental and institutional sectors.

The group also leads the international market in the rapidly expanding electromechanical security sector with a product offering that includes access control, identification technology, entrance automation and hotel security.

ASSA ABLOY, South Africa combines local knowledge with global expertise and product innovation. ASSA ABLOY, South Africa’s Vice President – Commercial Sales, Quintin Boukan, explains: “The fact that we are able to tap into the global R&D and technology pool, means that we are able to offer state-of-the-art products to meet increasingly complex market demands.” Boukan adds that the majority of products are manufactured locally at their West Rand Head Office.

“Our employees are regularly trained to ensure that they have the necessary skills to manufacture quality products that meet both local and international standards and are in line with our ongoing commitment to support local communities through job creation. We guarantee stringent quality control for ultimate customer and end user peace of mind”.

ASSA ABLOY, South Africa’s vast product range includes master key systems, security and emergency locks, electric locking products, electronic door solutions as well as supporting architectural hardware such as door closers and escape systems. “Our ISO: 14001, ISO: 9001 and SABS approved products feature modular design and best-in-class technology to ensure maximum performance and reliability”, states Boukan.

Through numerous mergers, ASSA ABLOY has acquired many reputable brands, including UNION, a name that has been synonymous with high quality locks and hardware for more than a century. This tried, tested and proven brand is part of ASSA ABLOY South Africa’s architectural division’s hardware and locking solutions.

“In addition to our architectural division, ASSA ABLOY, South Africa has four other professional divisions: PEU (Professional End User) which focuses on solutions for municipalities as well as mines and universities, the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) division with the focal point on large door manufacturing, the Locksmith division which supplies a range of products to locksmiths and finally the Wholesale division which supplies products to the wholesale distribution channel.

Turning his attention to service, Boukan says that service excellence remains top priority at ASSA ABLOY. “No matter how good the product, it has to be supported by a strong service ethic to ensure sustained success in the market place. Our five divisions are supported by a dedicated internal sales team.

The architectural division has its own highly trained specification team that offers free services and we offer specialist CPD (Continued Professional Development) training to architects and merchants. We also have a full quality assurance team that conducts on-site quality inspections. Our countrywide delivery service ensures that we conveniently take our products to our customers’ doorstep.”

Security is critical to protecting people, property and investments and a door forms a vital part of security. While locking a door is a common every day occurrence, it is important to know that the locking mechanism can be trusted and that the door will remain locked. It is therefore essential to specify a system which offers reliable, optimum performance and value.

With one of the world’s largest product offerings – from mechanical locks to keyless entries and intelligent door openings – our tried, tested and proven track-record, combined with our specialist local and global knowledge, ASSA ABLOY, South Africa is perfectly positioned to offer a comprehensive range of best-in-class, integrated turn-key door opening solutions to meet present and long-term demands.

Hotels, hospitals, universities, schools, airports, shopping centers, offices, homes, in fact, anywhere where there is a door, we remain committed to supplying the right door opening solution for the given application, every time,” concludes Boukan.

Issued on behalf of: ASSA ABLOY (SA) (Pty) Ltd.
176 Progress Road, Technikon, Roodepoort
Tel: 011 761-5000 / Fax: 011 766 3570

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