Our heritage

At the core of ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems lies a broad and deep experience in entrance automation, with a wealth of expertise and a strong history of proven solutions. Our well-known global product brands Besam, Crawford, Albany and Megadoor are established market leaders in their fields for decades.


  • The ASSA ABLOY Group was formed through the merger of ASSA in Sweden and Abloy in Finland in 1994. The Entrance Systems division was formed in 2006. 
  • Besam became part of the ASSA ABLOY Group in 2002. Besam was established in 1962 with the development of automatic doors for the healthcare sector; soon expansion was made into other sectors such as retail and transportation. 
  • Megadoor joined the ASSA ABLOY Group in 2011. The first Megadoor vertical lifting fabric door was developed in 1973 as a kiln door for the forestry industry, with mining, shipyard and aviation applications soon to follow. 
  • Albany became part of the ASSA ABLOY Group in 2012. Albany presented the world’s first high-speed fabric roll-up door in 1968, moving on to develop high-performance doors for a wide range of sectors, including manufacturing, mining and cleanrooms.