ASSA ABLOY acquires MR Group Hardware Division in Portugal

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ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire all operating entities of the MR Group, a leading supplier of aluminum profile hardware and locks in Portugal.

"I am very pleased to welcome MR Group companies into the ASSA ABLOY Group. This acquisition delivers on our strategy to strengthen our position in the mature markets through adding complementary products and solutions to our core business,” says Nico Delvaux, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.

"We are committed to growing our mechanical core business and the acquisition of MR Group operating entities will help us drive that through expanding our product portfolio and improving our regional footprint,” says Neil Vann, Executive Vice President of ASSA ABLOY and Head of EMEIA Division.

MR Group was established in 1976 and has some 380 employees. The main office is located in Águeda, Portugal.

Sales for 2020 amounted to about 23 MEUR (approx. 230 MSEK) with a good EBIT margin. The acquisition will be accretive to EPS from start.

The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions and is expected to close during the third quarter of 2021.

 

For more information, please contact:

Nico Delvaux, President and CEO, tel. no: +46 8 506 485 82

Erik Pieder, CFO and Executive Vice President, tel. no: +46 8 506 485 72

Björn Tibell, Head of Investor Relations, tel. no: +46 70 275 67 68


About ASSA ABLOY

The ASSA ABLOY Group is the global leader in access solutions. The Group operates worldwide with 48,000 employees and sales of SEK 88 billion. The Group has leading positions in areas such as efficient door openings, trusted identities and entrance automation. ASSA ABLOY's innovations enable safe, secure and convenient access to physical and digital places. Every day, we help billions of people experience a more open world.