History

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LOB S.A. is a leading manufacturer of door locking hardware - rim locks, mortise locks, cylinder locks, cylinder padlocks and Master Key systems, with an extensive services distribution network. We have gained the trust of Clients in Poland and abroad thanks to our experience and by delivering products that meet their expectations. We are a company that is rich in traditions and experience. It is hard to find anyone in Poland who is not familiar with any products of the Yeti brand. For many years LOB S.A. has been associated with this brand, and the popular locks and padlocks have served millions of Polish people.

Today our company also aims to provide products of the highest quality, which will be used by a wide group of our Clients. Our current offer includes more than 600 products. Just like our product range, which has experienced a gradual transformation over the years, the history of our company has also undergone numerous changes.

The history of LOB S.A. dates back to the 1920s, when the following companies were successively created:

  • In 1927 Mechaniczna Fabryka Zamków MEFAZA, a manufacturer of patented locks, padlocks, mortise and cam locks, patented inserts for cross keys and of "STOP" type fuses,
  • In 1930 Mechaniczna Fabryka Szpilek, a manufacturer of metal, tailoring and hairdressing articles such as: needles, safety pins, etc., which in 1950 was forcibly taken over by national management, and continued its traditional production as part of Leszczyńskie Zakłady Przemysłu Terenowego.

Between 1954 and 1959 the company operated under the name of Leszczyńska Fabryka Okuć Budowlanych, and between 1973 and 1992 as the Zakłady Elementów Wyposażenia Budownictwa "Metalplast" in Leszno. During the 1990s the company has undergone restructurization and reorganization, in the process of which it was privatized and reorganized as the Metalplast LOB Spółka Akcyjna commercial company. Since 2007, headed by new management, the company has undergone deep restructuring in terms of the structure of production and employment, distribution channel definition and company image. We have expanded our sales markets and have opened to new suppliers of materials and semi-finished products. This has resulted in a new approach to the market, in accordance with our working motto:

"Our clients are people who inform us of their needs. Our job is to satisfy those needs in a professional and efficient way."

In 2008 the company changed its name to LOB S.A.  In 2018 the company has become a part of the ASSA ABLOY group.