About ASSA ABLOY Group Yale is a part of the ASSA ABLOY group that was formed in 1994 through the merger of ASSA in Sweden and Abloy in Finland. Since then ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international group with around 46,000 employees and annual sales close to EUR 7.3 billion. Yale positions itself as the global leading residential consumer brand in the group. ASSA ABLOY operates in mature and emerging markets worldwide, with leading positions in much of Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region. In the fast growing security segment, the Group has an unrivalled presence in areas such as access control, identification technology, entrance automation and hotel security.