Assa Abloy Acquires UK Door Sealing Manufacturer

Window & Door
December 18, 2018
Companies

Assa Abloy acquired Lorient, a designer and manufacturer of door sealing systems based in the UK with half of sales exported outside of the UK and EU. The acquisition “delivers on the company’s strategy to strengthen its position in the mature markets through adding complementary products and solutions to its core business," says Nico Delvaux, president and CEO of Assa Abloy. 

"Lorient is a very attractive addition to the EMEA division thanks to its strong position in the UK fire protection market. It allows us to offer a comprehensive door sealing portfolio alongside innovative drop-down seals and finger protection solutions from Planet GDZ, which we acquired earlier this year in Switzerland," says Neil Vann, executive vice president of Assa Abloy and head of the EMEA division.

Lorient was established in 1979 and has approximately 135 employees.