ASSA ABLOY acquired Metalika, a leading steel fire door company, and signed an agreement to acquire Silvana, a leading lock company, both located in Brazil. The acquisition of Silvana is expected to close during Q4 2014.The acquisitions significantly increase the Groups footprint in Brazil.
“I am very pleased that Silvana and Metalika are joining the ASSA ABLOY Group. Silvana and Metalika represent the Groups first major acquisitions in the large Brazilian market. This constitutes an important next step in our strategy to grow market presence in emerging markets, says Johan Molin, president and CEO of ASSA ABLOY. “With these two important acquisitions, ASSA ABLOY will now offer more comprehensive door opening solutions across the large Brazilian market, says Thanasis Molokotos, executive vice president of ASSA ABLOY and head of the Americas Division.
Silvana established in 1964, is located in Campina Grande, Paraiba, in north-eastern Brazil. Metalika, established in 1999, is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Together they double ASSA ABLOYs existing presence and add approximately 410 employees. The combined sales for Silvana and Metalika are expected to reach approx. EUR 27M in 2015 with good EBIT margins.