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History of effeff

1936
Establishment of the Fritz Fuss company as a "Workshop for precision mechanics and electrical engineering"

1947
Door strike production started – gradual development of a comprehensive product range

1959
Conversion of Fritz Fuss from a sole proprietorship to a KG

1971
Alarm system production started

1977
Establishment of effeff Fritz Fuss GmbH effective from 1.1.1978 – fire detection technology product group launched

1983
Initiation of development and production of access control systems

1986
Establishment of the sales subsidiary EFF EFF FRANCE SARL, Brumath, France

1987
Conversion of effeff Fritz Fuss GmbH to effeff Fritz Fuss GmbH & Co.

1989
Production of time recording systems started

1990
Building and commissioning of a new office and manufacturing complex on the outskirts of Albstadt

1993
Establishment of effeff Romania S.R.L., Lugoj, Romania

1995
Restructuring of the effeff group to a KgaA (limited partnership by shares), capital increased to a total of DM 32.5 mill. Public investment in ordinary shares with a nominal value of DM 9.5 mill. First quotation of the effeff share in the regulated market on the Stuttgart and Frankfurt am Main stock exchanges
1997
Share purchased in the Polish installation company effeff-EFECTA Polska

1998
Change from stock exchange segment – regulated market to official dealing. Extension of market leadership in mechanical security technology through takeover of Nuova Feb, Italy and HES-Hanchett Entry Systems, USA

2000
Since 01.02.2000, the effeff group is part of the ASSA ABLOY group with headquarters in Stockholm

2001
Relaunch of corporate design (new door strike catalogue)

2002
Take over of INSETEC S.A. (Technilock product range)
Start of business unit organization

2004
Squeeze-Out
New sales structure for DACH
Initialisation of IKON and effeff merger to become IKON effeff

2005
Change of company name into ASSA ABLOY Sicherheitstechnik GmbH

2007
New corporate design according ASSA ABLOY guidelines