ABUS offers home security, commercial security, safety lockout, and recreational security products. The brand focuses on developing fusing mechanical components, electronics, alarms, and video surveillance systems. Since 1924, the brand has provided a good feeling of security worldwide. The brand manufactures highly reliable products with easy operation and long service life. With global operations, the ABUS group supplies worldwide markets on all continents with customized security solutions.
August and his sons started their business of producing padlocks along with hasps and staples in the village of , Germany, back in 1924. Little did they know back then that their product would work its way around the world one day. Today, their business has blossomed into a corporate group with global operations.
Introducing New Products
On its 25th anniversary in 1949, the brand introduced the first padlock, still produced today in a similar design. In 1958, the brand introduced bras padlocks and started making bicycle locks in Rehe. The brand launched a lock for telephones with a dial plate one year later.
In 1961, the brand started manufacturing door cylinders in cooperation with the Italian Cisa company. In 1971, ABUS produced the very first high U-lock and thereby invented a product that would be known all around the world as the “bicycle U-lock.” In 1981, shortly after the start of the second oil crisis, the brand launched an oil tank lock onto the market.
Growth Through Acquisitions
Through the acquisition of Augsburg-based security center company in 2001, ABUS expanded its portfolio in video surveillance and alarm tech. In 2003, the brand integrated the GmbH company, based in Saxony’s Ore mountains, and thereby acquired a specialist for the production of locking systems with more than 90 years of experience.
In 1996, ABUS was accepted into the “German standards - Brand of the book. In 2011, the brand was selected by the jury for its first edition of “Das Beste fur Kind” (“The best for your child”) on account of its security solution suitable for children. In 2015, ABUS was honored as the most innovative brand with the PIUS award in the “Electrical and Media Tech” category.