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.
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.
“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.
Auni Leskinen, Head of International Business Development, Abloy Oy, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358 503 692 952
Read more about the ABLOY lock’s story: https://www.abloy.com/en/abloy/abloycom/about-us/110-year-story-of-abloy