The ABLOY Moomin Lock will protect your treasures even though the Moomin House may not be locked at night

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This autumn, two iconic Finnish brands will meet in the sweetest way. The traditional ABLOY CLASSIC padlock carries on the spirit of the original ABLOY lock celebrating its 110th anniversary this year. Two classics will meet when Abloy decorates the ABLOY CLASSIC lock with Moomin characters.

Autumn is the time for new beginnings, such as the start of the school year. This autumn the friends of Moomins of all ages can protect their valuables with the brand new ABLOY Moomin Lock.

The Moomin House is not locked at night, though. In Moominvalley in November, a mixed crowd gathers in the Moomin House while the Moomins are away. The same happens in Moominland Midwinter while the Moomins hibernate. But the visitors behave themselves, except for emptying Moominmamma's stores of jam.

Eventful history

Tove Jansson published her first Moomin book in 1945. It was the start for the legendary Moomin characters who are loved around the world today. Considered one of the most significant Finnish inventions, the 110-year-old ABLOY lock also has an eventful history.

Abloy’s story started in 1907 when Emil Henriksson, a young precision mechanic from Helsinki, noticed that the principle of rotating detainer discs inside cash register cylinders could also be applied to locks. The invention was patented in 1919 under the name Henriksson’s Patent Lock. The easy and secure ABLOY locks soon gained worldwide reputation. During this millennium, ABLOY has been voted a leading Finnish brand several times, and in 2016 it was selected as Finland’s most valued design brand.

Endless curiosity

“The inventor of the ABLOY lock, Emil Henriksson has been characterised as a quiet and modest man who had a great sense of humour and endless reserve of new ideas. Henriksson’s heritage is still at the core of Abloy, and it is also very close to the ideology of Moomin stories. The stories of Abloy and Moomins are essentially about curiosity and new inventions,” says Jorma Issakainen, Vice President, International, Abloy Oy.

Both Moomins and Abloy are also known around the world. “ABLOY Moomin Locks will be exported to Asia, particularly to Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Indonesia. There is also a lot of interest in the Nordic countries,” Issakainen says.

ABLOY CLASSIC Moomin Locks will be available in two colours and with nine different Moomin characters.

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/abloy/albums/72157687320067406

Further information:

Auni Leskinen, Head of International Business Development, Abloy Oy, auni.leskinen@abloy.com, tel. +358 503 692 952

Read more about the ABLOY lock’s story: http://www.abloy.com/en/abloy/abloycom/about-us/110-year-story-of-abloy

Abloy Oy

ABLOY protects people, property, and business operations on land, at sea, and in the air – in all circumstances.  Solutions created for users’ individual needs extend from locking of homes to sites of operations requiring professionally provided high security. Abloy’s global sales network serves customers in over 90 countries.

Abloy Oy is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, the global leader in door-opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end user needs for security, safety and convenience. The Group has 47,000 employees and annual sales of EUR 7.5 billion.

Moomin Characters Oy Ltd

Tove Jansson is one of the best known Finnish artists of all time. Her lifework is immeasurably valuable because of the success she made as a writer, artist and as a cartoonist. Tove is mostly remembered as the creator of the Moomins. In her lifetime, the Moomin stories were published as novels, picture books and cartoons, and they have been translated into fifty languages so far. Moomin Characters Oy Ltd is in charge of all Moomin-related matters. Read more at www.moomin.com