It all starts with an idea. Production and development at ABUS.

Innovative security products require effective development processes. ABUS research and development centres examine how people and properties can be protected now and in the future. ABUS experts prove continuously that they can implement remarkably intelligent, top-quality, highly effective security solutions that meet even the most difficult security requirements. Thanks to our ingenuity, we are continually extending our already long list of innovations.

Quality put to the test

The ABUS Research and Development Centre in Rehe/Westerwald is our 'brain trust'. This is the powerhouse of intelligent security solutions for the markets of today and tomorrow. Here, innovative products are developed that are subjected to extreme testing and must prove their worth in simulated break-ins.
In order to ensure that our products can withstand increasingly brutal attacks by burglars and thieves, they are taken out of the ongoing production process and exposed to extreme stresses and strains. In addition to traditional material tests, these checks include impact tests, extreme mechanical tests, manual break-in simulations and cold tests.



ABUS Wetter/Hege (Germany)

Since 1924 padlocks have been produced at the original ABUS location – including the Diskus series and lamellar padlocks. What are known as “love padlocks” get their finishing touch in the engraving centre.


ABUS Wetter/Am Nielande (Germany)

Since 1968 a large number of production and other services have been offered at the main location at the ABUS headquarters. Especially door cylinders, as well as high-quality brass padlocks, are produced in large numbers.


ABUS Rehe (Germany)

Since 1957 the research and development center, along with the main production site for window and door safeguards as well as motorcycle and bicycle locks, has been located in Rehe. The in-house tool and special machine building ensures precision Made in Germany.


ABUS Pfaffenhain (Germany)

Since 1946 security technology is produced at the location in Pfaffenhain. Today ABUS Pfaffenhain develops and manufactures high quality locking systems providing security and clear structures worldwide. The combination of mechanical cylinders with electronic locking systems produced by SECCOR allows great flexibility for complex locking systems.


ABUS Security-Center Affing (Germany)

In Affing near Augsburg ABUS develops and tests its solutions in the areas of video surveillance, alarm technology, and mechatronics. Additionally, the top class recording system Hybrid Digital Video Recorder (HDVR) is being individually manufactured according to customers' requests here.


ABUS Security-Center Kiel (Germany)

Since 2007 software for video management and video surveillance recorders has been developed here. Specialists are working at full speed on effective ideas in order to develop efficient and user-friendly security systems.


ABUS Shenzhen (China)

Since 1988 padlocks for international markets have been produced in Shenzen according to German quality standards. State-of-the-art production technology today ensures precise and technically well-engineered products for the global market.


ABUS Kaiping (China)

Since 1985 ABUS has been using the location in Kaiping to produce a portion of the broad bicycle and motorcycle lock range for the international markets.

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