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ASSA ABLOY acquires leading manufacturer of components for entrance automation

ASSA ABLOY has acquired FlexiForce, a world-leader in components for industrial
sectional doors and residential garage doors.

FlexiForce is specialized in manufacturing and distribution of components for
overhead doors with a strong position in R&D, distribution and a solid customer
"I am very happy to welcome FlexiForce to our Group. This is another important
step in our strategy of growing our position within entrance automation," says
Johan Molin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.
"FlexiForce adds a new and very important distribution channel to sectional door
assemblers. This is an exciting and growing customer category where we see
opportunities to develop even closer relationships with our customers.
FlexiForce also adds a very well-reputed and competent management team and a
dedicated workforce, whom we welcome to our Group," says Juan Vargues, Executive
Vice President of ASSA ABLOY and Head of Entrance Systems division.
FlexiForce has 300 employees and is based in the Netherlands with subsidiaries
in Europe, China and the US. Sales are expected to reach SEK 600 M in 2011 with
a good EBIT margin.
The acquisition will be EPS accretive from start.
For more information, please contact:
Johan Molin, President and CEO, tel no: +46 8 506 485 42
Tomas Eliasson, CFO and Executive Vice President, tel no: +46 8 506 485 72
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