Assa Abloy acquires Swiss lock company

Assa Abloy has signed an agreement to acquire MSL Schloss und Beschlägefabrik AG, a leading Swiss supplier of innovative locks. “MSL stands for innovative lock technology”, said Tzachi Wiesenfeld, Executive Vice President of Assa Abloy and head of the EMEA division. “It has continually shown its success thanks to its high product quality and competent and dedicated employees. MSL will fill in a gap in our product portfolio in the important Swiss market, making Assa Abloy more relevant to our Swiss distributors.”

MSL was founded in 1892 and has 106 employees. Its head office and factory is located in Kleinlützel near Basel, Switzerland. Sales for 2015 are expected to reach CHF 20 M (approx. 21M USD) in the financial year ending 30 June 2015.

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