Further growth by acquisition of 4Front Engineered Solutions

The latest addition to ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems is the US company 4Front, a global leader in loading dock and warehouse products. The acquisition complements our growing product portfolio and is another important step in our growth strategy.

4Front’s industry leading brands include Kelley, Serco, TKO Doors, APS and 4SIGHT. Their extensive product range includes dock levelers, vehicle restraints, dock seals & shelters, impactable dock doors, yard and dock management software and a complete line of aftermarket products, parts, accessories and service for end customers in warehousing, manufacturing, retail and distribution centers.

“The acquisition of 4Front is a strong addition to ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems’ growing portfolio of products and is a further strategic step into the North American market.The acquisition ensures a leading position for us in docking and related equipment”, says Juan Vargues, Executive Vice President of ASSA ABLOY and President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems, and continues:

4Front was founded in 1953 and is based in Carrollton, Texas with operations in the USA, Canada, Mexico and India. The company has approximately 750 employees and sales for 2012 are expected to reach USD 165 M (SEK 1,100 M).