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Chubb Locks

The Chubb Building, Fryer Street, in Wolverhampton

Chubb Locks is a brand name of the Mul-T-Lock subsidiary of the Assa Abloy Group, which manufactures high security locking systems for residential, secure confinement and commercial applications.

History

Chubb was started as a ship's ironmonger by General Post Office and a supplier to Her Majesty's Prison Service. In 1835, they received a patent for a burglar-resisting safe and opened a safe factory in London in 1837. In 1851, they designed a special secure display case for the Koh-i-Noor diamond for its appearance at The Great Exhibition.

In 1984, the company was purchased by Racal under the chairmanship of Sir Ernest Harrison OBE. After the group was floated out from Racal, in 1997 it was bought by Williams plc. In August 2000, they were sold to Assa Abloy. In 2006, Chubb was merged into the Mul-T-Lock group within Assa Abloy.

The Chubb Electronic Security subsidiaries produce smoke detectors, fire alarms, burglar alarms and glass break detectors.

See also

External links

  • Official website


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