|Publicly traded limited company|
|Traded as||OMX: GUNN|
|Henrik Lange (President & CEO)|
Safes & Vaults
|Revenue||€660 million (2015)|
Number of employees
|5,500 (January 2016)|
Gunnebo (OMX: GUNN) is a multinational corporation headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, specialising in security products, services and solutions mainly in the areas of cash management, entrance security, electronic security and safes & vaults.
The Gunnebo Group has operations in 32 countries with approximately 5,500 employees (Jan 2016) and a reported global revenue of €660 million for 2015.
Gunnebo has its roots in the village of Gunnebo in south-east Sweden, where Hans Hultman created a forge in 1764. This small business grew steadily until the formation of Gunnebo Bruks Nya AB in 1889. This company later became known as Gunnebo Industries.
Becoming a Listed Company
In 1991 HIDEF Kapital AB was formed by the Swedish government as one of eight venture capital companies charged with investing in Swedish companies suffering from the national financial crisis. HIDEF became a listed company on the Swedish Stock Exchange in 1994 and one year later took the name of one of its acquisitions, Gunnebo Industries, to become Gunnebo AB (aktiebolag).
Expansion Through Acquisitions
At this point Gunnebo began a series of major acquisitions and bought several companies focused on security from sectors such as safes & vaults, cash management, entrance security and electronic security (see section below).
In 2005, Gunnebo Industries and its traditional fencing business was divested from Gunnebo AB.
In 2006, the 30 or so acquisitions made between 1994-2004 were brought fully under the umbrella of Gunnebo to create sales companies in 29 different markets around the globe. As the Group developed in growth markets, these were added to through the creation of Gunnebo China (2010), Gunnebo Brazil (2011), Gunnebo Malaysia (2011) and Gunnebo South Korea (2013).
The Gunnebo Group owns several major brands within the field of security.
|Chubbsafes||Safes & vaults||Global||UK. Founded 1818.|
|Fichet-Bauche||Safes & vaults||Global||France. Founded 1825.|
|Hamilton Safes||Safes & vaults||North America||USA. Founded 1967.|
|Rosengrens||Safes & vaults||Global||Sweden. Founded 1886.|
|Steelage||Safes||India||India. Founded 1932.|
|SafePay||Closed cash management||Global||Sweden|
|Sallen||Cash management||Global||Spain. Founded 1988.|
|Gateway||Electronic article surveillance||Global||Sweden. Founded 1984.|
|Minimax||Fire safety||India||India. Founded 1903.|
|elkosta||Outdoor perimeter security||Global||Germany. Founded 1951.|
|Presso Industrier AB||1994||Sweden|
|Clausen||2001||Norway and Sweden|
|CS Security (Ritzenthaler/Haffner)||2001||France|
|Grand Entrance Control||2008||Australia|
|API Security/Physical Security Division||2010||Australia|
|Gateway do Brazil (80%)||2011||Brazil|
|ATG Entrance Corporation||2013||South Korea|
|Grupo Sallén Tech S.L.||2015||Spain|
Cash management products provide security for those parties involved in the cash handling chain. Typically these include central banks, retail banks, retailers and cash-in-transit (CIT) companies.
Cash management encompasses products for cash transfer, cash desposit, cash recycling, coin roll dispensing and the management of cash handling processes.
Safes & Vaults
Includes safes, safe deposit lockers and strongrooms. To determine the level of security provided by a safe or vault, there is a grading system from I-XII. A grade is always awarded by an independent body (European Certification Body). Safes with grades up to III are typically used by retailers or in offices, whereas banks tend to use safes and vaults with much higher grades.
Safes can also be constructed to withstand fire and therefore can also carry a fire protection grade. This denotes the type of contents which can be protected (either paper or data media) and the duration of protection (half an hour, one hour or two hours).
Gunnebo markets its safes and vaults under two major brands: Chubbsafes and Fichet-Bauche.
Electronic security covers CCTV and remote surveillance systems, access control systems, such as smart card readers or fingerprint readers, and electronic locking systems. It also typically includes the integration of such systems with one another.
Entrance security products include interlocking doors, turnstiles and other entrance systems which only allow entry to authorised individuals. These are used, for example, in mass transit public transport systems or at stadia to allow passage to only those people carrying a valid ticket. Entrance control is also used in airports to facilitate boarding and immigration control, and to prevent passengers returning from landside to airside.
Gunnebo AB has subsidiaries in 32 countries:
- New Zealand
- South Korea
Europe, Middle East, Africa
- Czech Republic
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates