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A Trading Division of ASSA ABLOY


Aug 2017


Thanks to a targeted marketing strategy and the support of one of the most trusted names in access control solutions, Pickersgill-Kaye is making significant inroads into new international markets with a range of locks to address the challenges facing critical infrastructure sites.

Pickersgill-Kaye's ongoing export drive for its High Security Multipoint Locking Systems has been given a major boost since the company's acquisition by ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions. There has been strong interest from worldwide markets, which has led to a breakthrough in Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions.     

ASSA ABLOY's high performance, blast and ballistic resistant doors, coupled with Pickersgill-Kaye's locking products, offers customers a complete security access solution for the protection of high profile buildings at risk of attack. Managing Director, Simon Teagle, said: "Being part of ASSA ABLOY opens opportunities for Pickersgill-Kaye.  

"We can work closely with our sister businesses locally who have established routes to market. We are starting to see product sales in new markets with a strong pipeline of enquiries that have resulted in systems already being supplied to customers in these regions."

  Pickersgill-Kaye's facility in Leeds is undergoing a major redevelopment, as owner ASSA ABLOY's significant investment plans for turning the company into a specialist production base for the rail industry gathers pace.

An ongoing programme of refurbishment is being carried out on the infrastructure at our Leeds site, including modernising the manufacturing facility, creating new office space and implementing the latest design and computer technology.
  The comprehensive renovation by ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, is designed to make Pickersgill-Kaye a dedicated R&D facility and rail centre of excellence to help drive opportunities for the company in the rail sector, through innovation and improved service levels for its emergency override mechanisms, safety critical solutions and locking equipment. The aim is to provide a world class environment that matches our renowned rail locking products.  
  Operations Director, Martyn Unitt, said: "We're putting a brand new infrastructure in place so that the look and feel of the factory will be very similar to any other ASSA ABLOY business. This significant investment is desgined to show our customers that we are a world class business."   
  Pickersgill-Kaye has agreed a new contract with Hitachi Rail Europe to manufacture emergency door handles for the new 'Azuma' trains being built for Virgin Trains' East Coast Main Line services as part of the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).   
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Thousands of Emergency Egress Devices (EED) and Emergency Access Devices (EAD) will be manufactured at our Leeds facility for the Class 800 bi-mode and Class 801 all-electric vehicles being built at Hitachi's Newton Aycliffe UK Rail Vehicle plant. In addition to the EED and EAD for Virgin Trains, we will also supply cab door locks to secure the driver's compartments on the 65 train sets (42 all electric and 23 bi-mode) made up of five cars and nine cars. Delivery of the safety critical units are scheduled from February 2018.    

  Philip Prigg  

A combination of Pickersgill-Kaye's multipoint locks and Warrior Doors have foiled a ram raid attack on a jeweller's. 

The dramatic incident featured a BMW 5 Series repeatedly ramming the front of the jeweller's shop in Birmingham but unable to smash a way through. 


Warrior Doors managing director, Brett Barratt, said: "The whole event took less than three minutes, and the doors and shop front withstood the attack, keeping the shop owner, his family and two customers safe." 

Available in both surface mounted and mortice versions, our portfolio of multi and single point locks are both designed and manufactured in the UK. Click here to watch a video of the incident......

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Pickersgill-Kaye is an ASSA ABLOY group company