History of effeff

Founded as a precision engineering and electrical engineering workshop in 1936, effeff is a global leading brand for electromechanical locking and unlocking devices. Electric strikes, electric bolts, security locks, access control systems and escape route technology are among the effeff brand products which today provide security and convenience over the world.


2007 New corporate design according ASSA ABLOY guidelines
2005 Change of company name into ASSA ABLOY Sicherheitstechnik GmbH
2004 Squeeze-Out
New sales structure for DACH
Initialisation of IKON and effeff merger to become IKON effeff
2002 Take over of INSETEC S.A. (Technilock product range)
Start of business unit organization
2001 Relaunch of corporate design (new door strike catalogue)
2000 Since 01.02.2000, the effeff group is part of the ASSA ABLOY group with headquarters in Stockholm
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
1997 Share purchased in the Polish installation company effeff-EFECTA Polska
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
1993 Establishment of effeff Romania S.R.L., Lugoj, Romania
1990 Building and commissioning of a new office and manufacturing complex on the outskirts of Albstadt
1989 Production of time recording systems started
1987 Conversion of effeff Fritz Fuss GmbH to effeff Fritz Fuss GmbH & Co.
1986 Establishment of the sales subsidiary EFF EFF FRANCE SARL, Brumath, France
1983 Initiation of development and production of access control systems
1977 Establishment of effeff Fritz Fuss GmbH effective from 1.1.1978 – fire detection technology product group launched
1971 Alarm system production started
1959 Conversion of Fritz Fuss from a sole proprietorship to a KG
1947 Door strike production started – gradual development of a comprehensive product range
1936 Establishment of the Fritz Fuss company as a "Workshop for precision mechanics and electrical engineering"

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