The Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Thomas Beckett visited the Lisburn site of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions.
Based in Ferguson Drive Lisburn, ASSA ABLOY Security Doors division employs 75 people locally to design, manufacture and install bespoke high performance steel doors and windows.
The ASSA ABLOY group employs 45,000 worldwide and is currently ranked in the top 100 most innovative companies by Forbes.
The Lisburn division has an impressive portfolio of projects including The Shard, the Olympic Stadium, and Heathrow Airport.
The Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Thomas Beckett, said: “Firstly, I would like to congratulate ASSA ABLOY Security Doors on their success on becoming a market leader in their field.
“ASSA ABLOY delivers an important role within the city; not only raising the profile of the Lisburn area across the world but also providing employment and investment for the local economy.”
Managing Director at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, Brian Sofley, said: “We are extremely proud of our facilities here in Lisburn and delighted to open our doors to the Mayor along with other Council representatives.
“This visit was the perfect opportunity for us to provide a comprehensive overview of our business portfolio; in terms of structure, both regionally and internationally, achievements to date and aspirations for future development across the globe.
“We are proud to be supporting the local Lisburn community, through apprenticeships and employment.”
Chairman of the Development Committee, Alderman Allan Ewart, who also visited the factory, said: “It gives me great pleasure to commend the management and staff who have been a part of the company’s development and triumph into a recognised world leading business.
“The setup is absolutely fantastic here and it is great to see a local company represented in all major regions, in both mature and emerging markets.”