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Security Products Manufacturer Reaches 90th Anniversary Milestone

German-based security products manufacturer ABUS is celebrating its 90th year of business this year.

In 1924, ABUS, which stands for August Bremicker und Söhne (“and sons”), was started by August Bremicker and his sons in the cellar of their family home in the small village of Wetter, Germany. The Bremickers entered the security industry producing padlocks, hasps and staples.

Over the past 90 years, ABUS has expanded to specialize in many different areas of security, offering full home, mobile and business solutions.

Quality German engineering and innovation play a large role in the continued success of ABUS throughout the years. Its original concepts include the Diskus® padlock and the ABUS-Plus cylinder.

Today, the ABUS headquarters is still based in Wetter, Germany and after 90 years remains a family-run company, currently under the leadership of Christian Bremicker, one of the greatgrandsons of August Bremicker. With nearly 3,000 employees across the globe, ABUS has a presence in more than 100 different countries.

“Since the foundation of ABUS 90 years ago, the company grew, thanks to God, in a constant and healthy way and is clearly still growing today,” Christian Bremicker said. “Due to our requirements for producing the highest quality products, the constant development of new and better security solutions in the fields of mechanics, mechatronics and electronics, and last but not least our excellent employees, we went from a regional to a worldwide leading supplier and manufacturer of security products.”

About Amanda Bell

Amanda Bell was an assistant editor of Hardware Retailing and NRHA. Amanda regularly visited with home improvement retailers across the country and attended industry events and seminars. She earned a degree in magazine journalism from Ball State University and has received honors for her work for Hardware Retailing from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

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