Nico Delvaux

ASSA ABLOY Acquires LifeSafety Power

ASSA ABLOY has acquired LifeSafety Power, a leading US supplier of smart integrated access control power solutions for OEMs, integrators and end-users. LifeSafety Power was established in 2009 and has some 65 employees. The main office is located in Libertyville, Illinois. Sales for 2019 are expected to reach about USD 30 million with a good EBIT margin and the acquisition will be accretive to EPS from start. The ASSA ABLOY Group is a global leader in access solutions.

ASSA ABLOY Sells Wood Door Business In The US To Masonite

ASSA ABLOY has sold its Wood Door business in the US to Masonite. The ASSA ABLOY Wood Door business consists of two companies Graham Wood Doors, based in Mason City, Iowa and The Maiman Company, based in Springfield, Missouri with a total of 275 employees. Graham is a manufacturer of flush architectural wood doors and Maiman is a manufacturer of thermal fused doors and stile and rail doors. The business had a turnover in 2017 of approximately USD 70 million. The transaction will have a positive effect on ASSA ABLOY´s operating margin and be neutral to EPS.