UNION grew out of a family business set up in 1840 in Willenhall - the heart of the British lock-making industry for over four centuries. UNION is one of the best-known brands in the architectural hardware and locking industry. For over a century the name UNION and architectural hardware have been synonymous - particularly in the commercial, residential and hospitality sectors. With head office in Willenhall, England, and a regional office in Dubai, the UNION pedigree remains built on experience, high standards and building relationships and, as a minimum, always associated with reliable, high-quality locks and hardware.

The solution is simple when you know how, UNION is positioned today as a stylish, modern and international brand focussed on designing and delivering specific locking and architectural hardware solutions to any particular project. The UNION Design Centre is a regional specialist in specifying and supplying architectural hardware and locking solutions. The Middle East set-up has delivered some excellent successes, including the prestigious Shaikh Zayed University where UNION product is installed. There are successes in other areas too such as Transco where UNION is honoured to have supplied a total solution to AADC and ADDC for a high security locking system.

These examples show how UNION has worked closely with those involved to give the best solution. Today UNION is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group - the global leader in door opening solutions. This gives the backing for development both in marketing and product.

UNION believes in the future and in the development of people. This has always been central to the philosophy and is no different today. An example of this is Students UNION which is a comprehensive training initiative not only for those involved in the business of architectural hardware and locking solution specification today but also for those who will be involved tomorrow. Investing in people and investing in the future are critical cornerstones of UNION.

The traditional British brand UNION is therefore well positioned for the challenges of the 21st century. Its comprehensive range of quality products is backed by 'G', a comprehensive UNION guarantee valid between 5 and 25 years.