Business expansion
Severovychod; Kralovehradecky;
Location of affected unit(s)
Rychnov nad Kněžnou
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25.72 - Manufacture of locks and hinges

60 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
3 November 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2017
Foreseen end date


Swedish lock manufacturer Assa Abloy is moving its R&D and production of electro-mechanic locks from Germany to its subsidiary in the Czech Republic. The Czech plant currently employs 550 people, having employed some 40 new employees previously in 2017 and is planning to employ approximately 60 more in the near future. The Czech plant will thus become Assa's global development centre, combining electronics and mechanics to produce contactless locking systems.

Assa Abloy is the global leader in door opening solutions and a market leader in most of Europe, North America, South America, China and Oceania with 47,000 employees and annual sales of SEK 71 billion.


  • 3 November 2017: Hospodárske noviny


Eurofound (2017), Assa Abloy, Business expansion in Czechia, factsheet number 92468, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92468.