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IndustryLocks, Home Security, Burglar Alarms, Door Viewers, Window Locks, Padlocks, Keys, Cylinders, Electro Mechanical Security, Access Control Systems
HeadquartersYavne, Israel
ProductsWatchLock, AS Cylinder Lock, ENTR, SMARTair Genesis, CLIQ

Mul-T-Lock is an Israeli lock manufacturer and subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY. The company develops, manufactures and markets high security locks and access control systems globally. Its products and its trademarks are used by professionals, businesses, institutions and consumers.


In 1973, Mul-T-Lock introduced the first of its kind, four way door lock system. Today, four way locks based on the original, pioneering concept are still in use all over the world.[citation needed]

In 1976, the success of the four way lock spread worldwide as marketing efforts expanded globally. With the company’s rapid growth, Mul-T-Lock expanded its manufacturing plant and by 1982, the company had greatly increased its product line to include a wide range of High Security cylinders, locks and accessories, steel doors and vehicle protection products.

To support the company’s growth and reach, in 1987, Mul-T-Lock launched its first sales subsidiary in the United States, and open a second manufacturing plant in Israel. In the years that followed, Mul-T-Lock further expanded its global reach, with the establishment of European subsidiaries and penetration into the East Europe and Asia Pacific market.[citation needed]

Mul-T-Lock also began to manufacture automatic key cutting and assembly machines. In combination with custom developed software, these key cutting machines now allow locksmiths to create complex key systems. Mul-T-Lock was acquired by ASSA ABLOY in February 2000. Today, the company has 13 selling units globally, and a distribution network present in seventy countries.[citation needed]

International pressure forced Mul-T-Lock to relocate from an Israeli settlement in the West Bank to within pre-1967 Israeli territory.[1]

Product categories[edit]

  • Electromechanical locks
  • Access control systems
  • Key platforms
  • Key cutting machines
  • Cylinders
  • Padlocks
  • Locksets
  • Lock Cases
  • Industrial Locks
  • Key Management Systems
  • Vehicle protection solutions


  1. ^ Steven Scheer, Tova Cohen: Israeli Companies in West Bank Feel Pressure to Relocate. In: Haaretz, 23 February 2016.