The Portobello site has been operating out of the West Midlands for many years, employing over 600 people, making up a large proportion of Assa Abloy UKI’s UK workforce. The manufacturing site has seen significant investment over the past decade, and during his visit Andy Street was given a behind-the-scenes tour which focused on its operational excellence, including product innovation, manufacturing capabilities and investment in sustainability.
During the visit, Mayor, Andy Street, met with many members of the operational teams, from apprentices at to some of the longest-serving employees. Speaking about his visit to the facilities in Willenhall, Mayor, Andy Street, said: “Assa Abloy is an outstanding local business success story, and I thoroughly enjoyed my tour of its facilities. After having the chance to interact with employees old and new – spanning the spectrum from apprentices to colleagues who have served the firm for many years – I gained a much deeper appreciation for the remarkable heritage of this company here in the West Midlands.”
After seeing its range of mechanical products, alongside its new digital access control and smart home products, the tour concluded with Andy Street being presented with a personalised padlock to commemorate his visit.