Abus Lock Company
From the family-owned cellar smithy to the globally successful security company
1924, in the small town of Volmarstein near Wetter an der Ruhr: This was a time when people still went to the cinema to watch silent films, when children played on streets that were almost impassable and computers were still a thing of the future. But in 1924 August Bremicker and his sons achieved the masterpiece of launching a padlock that was groundbreaking for his future and that of his family: the “Iron Rock”.
Back then, the family began developing and producing padlocks in the forge in the basement of their home. With strong competition: because there were many such forges in Volmarstein and the surrounding area at that time. But August Bremicker and his sons were so successful that the company quickly grew to 300 employees. So that in 1929 the production facility in Hegestraße in Volmarstein was bought, which is still in operation today.