Our History

From the foundation of Besam in Landskrona, Sweden in 1962, to our rise to a global leader with worldwide operations and our acquisition by the ASSA ABLOY group in 2002. View the history of the Besam brand.

A Brief History of Besam

1962  -- Swing door manufacturer Besam is founded in Landskrona, Sweden, with initial focus on providing automatic door operators for the country’s expanding health care industry

1966 -- Expansion in Europe, initiated by the establishment of Besam UK

1969 -- Production of sliding doors begins, market segments now include transportation and retail

1974 –- Besam enters the US market

1976 – Besam begins offering preventative maintenance and emergency service contracts

1984 –- Revolving doors join the product portfolio and Besam establishes its first company in Asia: Besam Singapore

1992 -- Besam products achieve ISO 9001 certification

2000 -- Expansion into Australia

2001 – Besam establishes its first sales company in China

2002 -- Acquired by ASSA ABLOY, the world leader in door opening solutions

2005 -- Production plant opens in China, Besam International is renamed ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems

2006 -- ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems becomes a stand-alone division within ASSA ABLOY with business focus on providing complete entrance solutions and service

2008 -- Production begins in newly opened plant in the Czech Republic.

2010 -- Crawford and Megadoor join the ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems group.

2013 --  ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems becomes the new name for Besam Limited.

Published 8 Jan 2009