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
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