Black Series – the new matte black door hardware from UNION


The aesthetics of a building together with its interior design is an important part of a building process. Many architects and interior designers want a variety of building products to complement the final visual design of the building while serving an effectively fulfilling its functional purpose.

Fully cognisant of the need for aesthetically appealing and functional products, UNION – a pioneer in the lock making industry is proud to announce the launch of its new world-class, elegant and matte Black Series range to its ironmongery offering to the South African market. This range perfectly suits applications in multiple sectors, from residential to commercial buildings.

This new range of matte black products is made of 304 grade stainless steel and comprises lever handles, pull handles, hinges, escutcheons, cylinders, doorstops, indicator bolts, and door closers all of which are of contemporary style and design with a smooth look and feel finish. This Black Series offers everything you need for a complete door solution in black. See complete range here.

After intensive research into product finishes and comparisons between the different surfacing technologies, the UNION range is electro plated to ensure quality finish and durability that is afforded by electro plating. Electro plating is the process whereby the colour is bonded together with the metal, meaning the colour finish is part of the material itself, and then further finished with a protective clear coat.

Unlike other coating methods, UNION’s black electro plated coating does not chip and peel.  With the Black Series range, you can be assured of a quality finish that does not weather or even flake. Claudio de Castro, Product Development Manager of ASSA ABLOY South Africa had this to say; “We wanted to introduce a range that offers the utmost quality, and that meant ensuring a durable black finish while also maintaining the right look and feel. These have a beautiful smooth, matte surface with a consistency of colour across all the products.”

This Black Series range has also gone through a salt spray test to ensure suitability for coastal and external applications.

With the amazing product finish, modernised product design and variety of products to choose from within the range, the Black Series proves to be the complete solution for your matte black door furniture.

For more information, please contact:

Hayley Elwen

Business Development Director Africa ASSA ABLOY Africa

Phone:  +27 11 761 5024



The ASSA ABLOY Group is the global leader in access solutions. The Group operates worldwide with 48,500 employees and sales of SEK 84 billion. The Group has leading positions in areas such as efficient door openings, trusted identities and entrance automation. ASSA ABLOY's innovations enable safe, secure and convenient access to physical and digital places. Every day, we help billions of people experience a more open world.