Yale Celebrates 175 Years


Yale celebrates 175 years around the world this year. The South African Yale team set up a birthday celebration for the well-known residential brand at the factory in Roodepoort.

To mark the occasion, the full team celebrated at ASSA ABLOY Roodepoort, with all the people responsible for making such a great product sharing the day! Production, logistics, sales and management all celebrated with a Yale birthday cake.

Lise Kimmings, Managing Director for Yale South Africa, said: “175 years of Yale is a milestone that is worthy of celebration. Yale is one of the oldest brands in the home security market, and is well-known and well-loved in homes throughout South Africa.

The brand was first founded by the Yale family in the 19th century, Linus Yale Sr. began work on a range of high security bank locks, patenting his first Combination Lock in 1843. However, it was only in 1850 when their son Linus Yale Jr. joined the company that progress really began, patenting the famous pin tumbler cylinder lock in 1857 which helped create the Yale we know today.

During the following century, Yale has become a globally known brand, designing and manufacturing security solutions for commercial and residential buildings. 175 years on since Yale began, over 125 countries now stock Yale products and the company has branched out from traditional door locks, to a portfolio that now includes door hardware, padlocks and safes.

One of the more recent product additions is the introduction of the Smart Living range. Connected technology is shaping the home security landscape as demand for devices that can be controlled remotely increases. This includes Smart Door Locks that give you the freedom to secure your home without the need to carry keys. With a Smart Door Lock from Yale, you can open your door in a variety of ways, including PIN code, fingerprint reader, remote fob and even your smartphone using a digital key.

The Smart Living range carries the Yale logo, a mark which has become a symbol of quality for the home security market and is just as well known amongst homeowners as the products it makes.

And if you want to find out more about the Yale Smart Living range of products, please click here