History and Expansion
– ABUS was founded in 1924.
– Initially focused on manufacturing padlocks.
– Over the years, ABUS expanded its product range to include smoke alarms, video surveillance systems, bike and boat security products, alarm systems, and locking systems.
– ABUS acquired subsidiary companies to operate in alarm and video surveillance systems, locking systems, and electronic locking systems and switching devices.

– ABUS is headquartered in Wetter, North Rhine-Westphalia.
– The company has manufacturing facilities in Germany and China.
– ABUS employs approximately 3,500 people worldwide.

Family Ownership
– ABUS continues to be owned by the Bremicker family.
– The company is ranked 422nd in the 2013 list of the 500 richest Germans.
– ABUS assets are estimated at €300 million.
– ABUS belongs to the Kelly-Lowe-Continental wing of the Plymouth Brethren church movement.
– The company’s mission statement is shaped by the church’s principles.

Recognition and Awards
– ABUS received the Brand of the Century Award for security technology in November 2012.

References and External Links
– References include sources such as ‘About ABUS: Core Values,’ Florian Langenscheidt, Bernd Venohr’s book ‘Lexikon der deutschen Weltmarktführer,’ and ‘ABOUT ABUS’ from ABUS AUGUST BREMICKER SÖHNE KG.
– External links include the Wikimedia Commons page with media related to ABUS and the official ABUS website.Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABUS