Simon will work closely with Allegion’s Inspec Demand Creation team to maximise opportunities for the growing specification division Specialist security provider, Allegion, has appointed Simon Osborne as sales leader for the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland in an effort to expand support for the industry and the businesses it serves. Experience in developing business strategy With more than 20 years of experience in the built environment, Osborne joins from Baxi Heating UK Ltd and has a wealth of experience in developing business strategy, as well as building strong relationships with customers and stakeholders alike. Based in Walsall, Osborne is responsible for developing sales and partnerships with key customers to drive the business forward within the existing channels, while also identifying new ones. Simon will work closely with Allegion’s Inspec Demand Creation team to maximise opportunities for the growing specification division. Strengthen sales structure at Allegion Phil Street, commercial director of Allegion UK and Ireland, said: “This appointment is designed to strengthen the sales structure by providing a strategic partnership approach for our talented sales team. In a market that is this dynamic, the expertise of an individual like Simon is invaluable. We’re very pleased to have him on board.” z Osborne also noted: “I’m delighted to be joining a company that’s backed by strong brands with a deep local heritage. One of my key priorities is to understand the customers’ needs and deliver a strategic view of the market that, in turn, will drive growth for Allegion within an expanding construction sector in the UK. Our team is already very passionate about innovation and customer care, so I’ll build on that passion to create new opportunities with our partners, while strengthening our support for them as well.”
The acquisition allows Allegion to enter sliding and folding door hardware market with an already strong brand reputation Allegion, plc, a leading global security products and solutions provider, has recently acquired the assets of Brio, a division of RMD Industries Pty Ltd. Brio is a market-leading designer and manufacturer of sliding and folding door hardware for commercial and residential spaces in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. Expansion opportunities around the world Phil Street, Commercial Director for the UK and MEA regions at Allegion, said “The acquisition of Brio allows Allegion to enter the sliding and folding door hardware market with an already strong brand reputation and high-quality products, while also providing expansion opportunities around the world. "The sliding and folding door hardware market has obvious synergies with the ‘around-the-doorway' security markets Allegion leads, so we already have the technical capabilities needed to support this new product offering for our customers. With our strong global specification writing teams and sales coverage, we'll be able to leverage Brio's position across the globe to drive growth for Allegion and our portfolio of brands." Brio's suite of products includes door hardware systems and accessories for interior sliding and folding doors; Weatherfold exterior folding doors; straight-sliding, top-hung doors; straight-sliding, bottom-roller doors; and retractable insect screens. Brio General Manager, Styli Pelekanos, said the acquisition was a strategic one for both entities. "To be part of Allegion is exciting - almost overnight we are expanding our global footprint," said Pelekanos. "Brio has spent many years developing a wide range of unique products that have benefited and solved problems for our customers." Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Leading global provider of security and safety solutions, Allegion, has placed an emphasis on complete specification solutions to save specifiers, architects and contractors time and resources, through the launch of inspec - a new Specification Guide for 2015. inspec marks a move towards consultancy for the specialist security provider, enabling specifiers and architects to seek complete building solutions through products designed to work together, from one provider. Comprising a host of innovative solutions – encompassing details such as aesthetics, price, certifications and compliancy, and assurance of product guarantee periods of up to 10 years – inspec has been created to meet the needs of the healthcare, education, hospitality, and other commercial building sectors. Within the comprehensive guide are the details of Allegion’s market leading security and architectural ironmongery innovations, including brands such as Briton, CISA, Von Duprin, Normbau and Schlage. The suitability of each product is outlined for specific applications, addressing CE Markings and Building Regulations to ensure fire, life-safety and accessibility requirements are met. Alongside presenting precision manufactured units for exceptional ease of use and reliability, the guide is also backed by bespoke software, and a strong and dedicated specification team at Allegion, who will provide further technical support and service. Phil Street, Commercial Director for the UK and MEA regions at Allegion commented: “From door-sets and closers, to access control systems, and panic hardware, when it comes to mechanical hardware and security product specification, there can be an overwhelming amount of detail to consider." “Understanding such pressures has led to the development of the new inspec guide, which will aid accurate specification by providing expert advice to the industry, extending our role as a manufacturer even further.” All Allegion products are offered with industry needs in mind and are backed up by the company’s full design and project capabilities, providing end to end solutions for all security needs.
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