Assa Abloy confirms decision to relocate Mul-T-Lock factory from West Bank due to criticism factory was located on "occupied" land

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1 July 2012

Removing Mul-T-Lock and Assa Abloy from Who Profits’ Database

Author: Who Profits

In the last month, Multi-Lock’s corporate communications manager, Ann Holmber, sent Who Profits another confirmation letter for the company’s withdraw from the illegal settlement of Barkan. She Also sent the annual report of Assa Abloy (Mul-T-Lock’s owners) highlighting the announcement “Move from the West Bank complete” which states: “In 2008, ASSA ABLOY decided to relocate the Mul-t-Lock factory from Barkan in the West Bank. The decision was made due to criticism that the factory was located on occupied land. The move was completed in 2011 and the Barkan factory has merged with the Yavne factory in Israel.”

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1 February 2012

Mul-T-Lock (Assa Abloy) Withdraws from the Barkan Settlement


...several news items [reported] the relocation of Mul-T-Lock’s factory from the Barkan settlement to the Israeli city of Yanve...the information was confirmed in a telephone conversation between a Who Profits researcher and the company’s customer service representative...Mul-T-Lock manufactures locks and cylinders for security doors. The company is a part of the Swedish group Assa Abloy...During October 2008, Diakonia, Church of Sweden and SwedWatch have jointly published a report about Mul-T-Lock and Assa Abloy. Consequently, Assa Abloy has stated that its involvement in the Israeli occupation is "inappropriate" and declared that the plant would be moved from the illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank.

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