ASSA ABLOY is the world’s largest supplier of locks and security solutions. The company was formed in 1994 by a merge of the Swedish company ASSA with the Finnish company Abloy, and has today over 43 000 employees. We met with former Chalmers student, and CITO member, Emma Grönlund in Hong Kong in November. Emma studied Industrial Engineering and Management at Chalmers, and holds a Master Degree within Supply Chain Management. During her exchange year in Taiwan she got in contact with ASSA ABLOY that later offered her a chance to write her Master Thesis for them in Australia. After she finished her Master Degree she started working for the company’s APAC Division in Hong Kong. She has now worked within the APAC Operations team for 16 months, and covers sustainability and indirect spend management. Her work tasks include visiting their manufacturing sites, located in China, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, where she for example organizes workshops or training with the local teams.
ASSA ABLOY has acquired many companies during the last years and therefore has a lot of brands in their portfolio. So if you are not familiar with the brand ASSA ABLOY we are sure you will recognize the brands Yale, MUL-T-LOCK or HID. ASSA ABLOY has a big focus on innovation and aims to be the global leader of innovations in their industry. They have therefore increased their investments in R&D by 130% since 2005. If you want to know more about ASSA ABLOY and their operations in Asia please visit: www.assaabloy.com