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ASSA ABLOY acquires Amarr in the US Print E-mail
Monday, 11 November 2013 07:45
ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire Amarr, the third major player in the North American sectional door market, with a very strong and attractive market position.

”Amarr is another important building block for the ASSA ABLOY Group in building global leadership within Entrance Automation. I welcome Amarr and its employees to the Group, constituting the basis for further expansion on the North American market. Since 2008 we have rapidly expanded the Entrance Systems Division from SEK 3 billion to more than SEK 14 billion”, commented Johan Molin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.

”Amarr’s size, product offering and market position give a strong footprint within sectional doors in North America. With Amarr onboard we are well positioned to apply the same rapid expansion of North America, like we have done in Europe during the last few years,” commented Juan Vargues, Executive Vice President of ASSA ABLOY and Head of Division Entrance Systems.

The company was founded in 1951 and is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with operations in USA, Canada and Mexico. The company has 1,200 employees.

Sales for 2014 are expected to reach USD 330 M (SEK 2,100 M). The acquisition will be accretive to EPS from start.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close during Q4 2013.

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