History of Yale

Yale is one of the oldest international brands in the world and probably the best-known name in the locking industry. The Yale history captures major innovations that have marked the evolution not just of Yale, but of the entire locking industry.

ASSA ABLOY operates in mature and emerging markets worldwide, with leading positions in much of Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region.
In the fast growing security segment, the Group has an unrivalled presence in areas such as access control, identification technology, entrance automation and hotel security.

The ASSA ABLOY Group is divided into three regional and two global divisions:

The Global Technologies division has a leading position as a supplier of electronic security solutions worldwide. Some of Global Technologies' industry leading brands include HID and ASSA ABLOY Hospitality (formerly VingCard Elsafe).

La division Amériques produit et commercialise des serrures, cylindres, portes de sécurité et encadrements de portes mécaniques et électromécaniques. Parmi les marques clés de la division Amériques, on retrouve Corbin Russwin, Curries, Medeco, Sargent et Yale.

The EMEA division manufactures and sells mechanical, electro-mechanical and electronic locks, cylinders, security doors and fittings. Our offering is adapted to the local market’s standards and security requirements, thanks to the local knowledge of the Group’s brands. In EMEA, these include some of the most respected in the industry such as ABLOY, Yale, Prometal, Lockwood Doors, TESA, IKON and ASSA amongst others.

The Asia Pacific division manufactures and sells mechanical and electro-mechanical locks, digital door locks, high security doors and hardware. Some of APAC's industry leading brands include Guli, Pan Pan, King, Lockwood and Yale.

The Entrance Systems division is a global leader in entrance automation products, components and service. Entrance Systems' industry leading brands include Besam, Crawford, Megadoor and Albany.