ASSA ABLOY's historical timeline ASSA ABLOY was created in 1994. During 20 years we’ve built on our foundation as a regional supplier of mechanical locks to become today’s leading provider of total door opening solutions, whether they be security doors, digital keys, electromechanical locks, electronic locks, door closers, door automatics, access control smart cards or RFID readers. We have expanded successfully through a combination of organic growth and over 200 acquisitions. This impressive journey has transformed us from a traditional lock manufacturer in the Nordic region into the global leader in door opening solutions. The Group is now 15 times larger than it was 1994.