Always Going Forward

We engage in innovation based on two fundamental objectives — doing the right things and doing things right.

This is why we innovate

At ASSA ABLOY, innovation is the single most important driver for organic growth. It is also crucial for fostering sustainability. Every attempt of product innovation is made to ensure that our newly designed products are as energy efficient as possible, and at the same time able to anticipate customers’ underlying needs.

We are dedicated to better people’s lives by making things going their way. Our new products are launched with a mission — to solve problems that no one has ever solved before. 2018 marked the fourth year of ASSA ABLOY being listed among 100 of Forbes’ World’s Most Innovative Companies. It is a nod to our efforts in contributing to this increasingly digitized, mobile oriented world with connected intelligent access solutions.

This is how we innovate

Every day, we strive to develop new product concepts that solve customer problems and create customer value based on sustainable solutions and processes. We take a life cycle approach towards innovation. From envisioning something new, to retiring an existing product from the market, it entails a mix of strategy and concept development, education, communication and networking, and a large portion of pilot projects where we test and implement new ways of working.

We like to instill an innovative and technology driven culture on every level. An example is the Innovation Day held in ASSA ABLOY Share Technologies Stockholm, Gurgaon and Kraków twice a year. It gives all employees the opportunity to dedicate 1.5 days to free innovation, improve an existing product or to learn more about something. The best ideas are awarded and become real projects of our future products. Get a behind the scenes look at what went on during the day.

Apart from being in users’ shoes and seeking ideas from within, ASSA ABLOY also looks for inspiration through engaging with industry professionals around the world. Future Lab is an initiative aimed at observing the trends and predicting the future of access and security. An open website available to anyone, it aims to educate, inspire and create insight around technology, design, innovation and sustainability for future product development. You are welcome to participate or to just listen in.