Garage Door Corporation has been informed that Amarr Garage Doors based in Winston-Salem, NC is being acquired by ASSA ABLOY. We hope that the transition goes well and that this improves the strength of this quality vendor.
November 7, 2013
Dear Amarr Dealer,
We are pleased to announce that ASSA ABLOY has acquired Amarr Garage Doors, with the official closing expected to occur in late November or early December. The entire Amarr team is intact, in their same roles and will continue to provide you, our loyal dealers, with the same quality products and service you have come to expect.
ASSA ABLOY is a Swedish company formed almost 20 years ago by combining two competitors in the locking business, ASSA and Abloy. Since then, ASSA ABLOY has acquired hundreds of firms and now posts sales of over $7 billion with 43,000 employees in 70 countries.
In 2013, ASSA ABLOY was named to Forbes’ list of one the world’s 100 most innovative companies. You might recognize some of their brands like Yale Locks and Ving Card, the electronic card keys used at most hotels. When you walk into a Target, you walk through a Besam door, another ASSA ABLOY brand. In our industry, ASSA ABLOY owns the Swedish door manufacturer Crawford Door and in the U.S., ASSA ABLOY owns specialty door manufacturers Albany, Dynaco and MegaDoor, plus a loading dock system firm named 4Front, along with hardware manufacturers Helton and Flexiforce.
What ASSA ABLOY does not own is a sectional door manufacturer in the U.S. Amarr fills this gap in the ASSA ABLOY structure. We are the platform to build their sectional garage door business in North America. ASSA ABLOY plans to invest in Amarr and help us grow even more. The global vision of ASSA ABLOY is: To be the true world leader, and the most successful and innovative provider of total door opening solutions To lead in innovation and provide well-designed, convenient, safe and secure solutions that give true added value to our customers
To offer an attractive company to our employees Amarr will be a part of the ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems, a $1.9 billion division of ASSA ABLOY with more than 8,000 employees that represents almost a third of ASSA ABLOY’s sales. The division is headed by Juan Vargues. The group of Entrance Systems that sells through dealers and distributors is branded Entrematic, thus you will see this brand along with Amarr in the future. We are expecting no changes to how we do business and our culture of caring service. Hopefully, in the near future, we will be able to provide you with an even more stunning array of commercial products. You can click here to learn more about ASSA ABLOY and Entrematic. If you have any questions, please contact me directly on my cell at xxx-xxxx-xxxx or by email at ...@amarr.com .
Richard Brenner, CEO of Amarr
Garage Door Corporation is an Amarr Authorized Dealer providing sales, service, installation, and repair or garage doors by Amarr, Clopay, Wayne-Dalton, Overhead and several custom wood garage door manufacturers in the Chicago, IL and suburban area. Please visit our website at www.gdcorp.com for more information.