ASSA, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, is continuing to lead the development of the security industry with its Future Lab.
The ASSA ABLOY Future Lab is an initiative that studies the trends that influence security, in order to predict the future of the industry.
Through collaboration with end-users, distributors and ASSA ABLOY divisions, the Future Lab is helping the Group’s product development process to improve in order to meet changing market demand.
ASSA ABLOY has globally increased its R&D investment by 130% and grown the number of product design engineers to 1,400, since 2005. This has led to the development of electromechanical products such as ASSA’s CLIQ Remote system, which combines traditional locksmithing with modern information technology.
CLIQ can improve security for businesses, without the associated cost and complexity, and is just one example of how ASSA ABLOY is truly a leader in innovation.
Sales of ASSA ABLOY’s electromechanical products have increased from 20 to 49% of Group sales since 2000.
Richard Bromley, Business Development Director at ASSA ABLOY UK, said: “Innovation is key for any business to ensure it stays ahead of the competition. Now, more than ever, it is critical to offer products designed for the future that excite customers as well as adding value.
“Within the security industry, innovation is no longer just about technological invention, but also about harnessing invention to improve business processes and outcomes. That’s why at ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions we have recently invested in our electromechanical team to help our customers make the most of ground-breaking products such as ASSA’s CLIQ Remote system.”
ASSA ABLOY’s Future Lab provides insights and knowledge in articles and videos where security experts and customers share insights and innovative ideas on future opportunities and challenges in the market. For more information visit http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/