ASSA ABLOY has acquired Dale Hardware and Excel Architectural Hardware as part of its purchase of the Progress Ventures Group.
Both Dale & Excel will continue to operate as autonomous businesses as part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, retaining the existing strong commercial and operational team that has made the business successful today. Existing customer contact points remain unchanged. In the UK, ASSA ABLOY is best known for the Yale and UNION brands and has its Head Office and main manufacturing centre in Willenhall.
“I am very pleased to welcome Dale & Excel into the ASSA ABLOY Group. Dale & Excel are leading suppliers of high quality architectural hardware with an extensive product portfolio, a strong track record of growth and new innovative product development. Dale’s products will extend the UNION offering into the commercial market in the UK” says Neil Vann, narket region manager and managing director of ASSA ABLOY UK.
Dale was established in 1974 and has its headquarters near Leeds. The business employs approximately 70 employees and 2018 sales are expected to reach around £19 million.