Over 40 years of professionalism

Right from the first day, KESO focused totally on innovation and solution-oriented security. This model continues to drive the company up to the present day.

The 60's

1963 Founding of KESO AG, precision lock factory and move to the residential and business premises at Querstrasse 6, Richterswil.
1965 First license contract for the USA, with the firm of Sargent in New Haven, CT.
1967 Further license contracts with Lips lock factory in Dordrecht, Netherlands and Wilhelm Grundmann in Rohrbach, Austria.

The 70's

1972 Cooperation contract with Chauvat Sofranq in Moulins, France.
1978 New administration and manufacturing building in Unteren Schwandenstrasse 22, Richterswil.

The 80's

1982 Founding of KESO Deutschland GmbH in Buchholz.
1987 Founding of JKF (JPM KESO France) in St. Barthélémy d’Anjou, France.

The 90's

1993 Founding of KESO do Brasil in Campinas, Brazil.
1995 Awarded the Quality Management Certificate DIN EN ISO 9001.
1996 Founding of KESO Austria GmbH in Salzburg.

2000 to present date

2001 Integration of KESO AG in the ASSA ABLOY Group.
2002 Cooperation contract with UK Security Products (UNION).
2003 Expansion in Richterswil, production processes moved over to autonomous production and 40th anniversary of KESO AG.
2004 Integration of IKON (Switzerland) AG in the KESO Group.
2007 Certification of the management system in accordance with ISO 9001 and 14001.
2008 Assumption of the sales responsibility for "effeff" products on Swiss market.



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Published 11 Feb 2008


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