ASSA ABLOY UK Announces Acquisition of Pickersgill Kaye (PK) Limited

ASSA ABLOY UK, the global leader in door opening solutions, has acquired Pickersgill Kaye Limited, a company specialising in door and gate locks for the Rail, Architectural and High Security sectors.

Operating in Pepper Road, Hunslet, Leeds since 1980, Pickersgill Kaye Limited designs and manufactures specialist locks for the rail, architectural and high security sectors.

Neil Vann, Market Region Manager at ASSA ABLOY UK, said: “Our acquisition of Pickersgill Kaye Limited will allow ASSA ABLOY to enter the Rail Locking Sector and will provide us with manufacturing capability in High Security Locks.

“We have chosen PK because of their success in these market segments, their product innovation and strong customer relationships.  We intend to leverage the strengths of PK and the rest of the ASSA ABLOY Group to be able to better service our customers.”

PK will form part of the CLCS Group and the team will continue to operate independently in the foreseeable future, to ensure focus is maintained. 

The company started in 1855 as Joseph Kaye & Sons in Horsforth, Leeds,specialising in the design and manufacture of Kaye’s patent door locks for the architectural and rail industry. In 1970, Harry and David Pickersgill, local tooling designers and manufacturers, purchased the Joseph Kaye assets and incorporated the new company as Pickersgill-Kaye.


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