History

From its humble beginnings in 1924 with founder August Bremicker and his sons producing padlocks in the cellar of the family's home in the village of Volmarstein, Germany, ABUS has evolved into the worldwide leader of padlocks, bicycle and motorcycle locks.

Named German brand of the century, ABUS has been building locks in their own factories since 1924. Backed by four generations of family knowledge, teams of in-house engineers and tool-makers, ABUS has risen to market leader in Europe by using the highest quality materials, rigorous testing methods and constant innovation in their quest to make the best security products in the world.

German Brand of the Century

Industry leader of innovation, new products, award-winning designs, and unsurpassed customer service.

 

The Iron Rock Lock

1924

August Bremicker begins crafting locks in his shop in Wetter/Hege, Germany. His first lock is called “The Iron Rock”.
Diskus Padlock

1949

ABUS introduces the first “Diskus” padlock with a patent on this innovation. The ABUS “Diskus” is still in production today.
ABUS's 2nd production facility

1957

ABUS opens its 2nd production facility and dedicates a full line to bicycles and motorcycles with their own production, R+D and quality control facilities.
ABUS 1000 frame lock

1958

The first ABUS bike lock is a combination frame lock called the “ABUS 1000”.
Master keys and keyed alike services

1960

ABUS offers master key and keyed alike services for sophisticated locking systems.
First U-lock for mopeds

1971

ABUS produces the very first
“U-Lock,” dedicated for mopeds at that time.
German Standards - Brands of the Century

1996

ABUS is accepted into the “German Standards - Brand of the Century” Economic Book.
 

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Plus Cylinder

1999

ABUS introduces the Plus Cylinder with over 250,000 combinations.
United States

2001

ABUS opens its first
US office.
Bordo family

2005

The “Bordo” family launches in 2005 on its way to becoming the most successful folding lock on the market.
Bordo 6000

2011

The “Bordo 6000” wins the Red Dot Design Award.

ABUS Mobile Security opens in Chicago.
the Bordo Ecolution

2012

ABUS launches its first item in their ecolution line up of environmentally progressive goods —the “Bordo Ecolution”.
Bordo 5700

2014

ABUS “Bordo 5700”
wins the Red Dot Design Award.
Bordo Centium

2015

ABUS launches the “Bordo Centium”. A special version of the most successful folding lock with a lock body made of stainless steel.

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