ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire the locks and hardware business
under the ENOX brand from Pooja Hardware, one of the market leaders in India.
"I am very pleased that ENOX is joining the ASSA ABLOY Group. ENOX is the
Group’s first major entry into the large and fast growing Indian market and will
constitute an important building block in our strategy to grow market presence
in emerging markets”, says Johan Molin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.
"ENOX is a great addition to the Asia Pacific division. The acquisition adds
complimentary business channels and products to our existing Indian business.
ENOX will also give us access to a new customer base within the fast growing
glass hardware segment", says Magnus Kagevik, Executive Vice President of ASSA
ABLOY and Head of Division Asia Pacific.
The acquired business was established in 2007 and has some 220 employees. The
head office is located in Mumbai.
Sales for 2014 are expected to reach INR 1,200 M (approx SEK 130 M) with a good
EBIT margin. The acquisition will be accretive to EPS from start.
The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close
during Q3 2014.
About ASSA ABLOY
ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to
satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. Since it was
founded in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an
international group with about 43,000 employees, operations in more than 70
countries and sales of about SEK 48 billion. ASSA ABLOY offers a more complete
range of door opening solutions than any other company on the market. In the
fast-growing electromechanical security segment, the Group has a leading
position in areas such as access control, identification technology, door
automation and hotel security.
ASSA ABLOY was formed on November 8, 1994, when Securitas in Sweden and Metra in
Finland merged their lock businesses.