Yale in Romania Yale is world brand leader from 1847 when Linus Yale Jr. invented pin mechanism which is still used in the industry. In Romanian language yala is common word for rim lock. The terrm was adopted in Romanian language from first rim lock on this market. In May 1998 Swedish Group ASSA ABLOY bought hardware production of URBIS, which was market leader for more than 20 years in manufacturiong and selling locking products, production include locks. From August 2004, URBIS Security and ASSA ABLOY Romania merged in one company named ASSA ABLOY Romania. In 2002 ASSA ABLOY bring back Yale brand with a wide range of products. Starting from padlocks Yale range grew today covering seven product groups which are present in Romania retail market. New product catalogue help us in presenting the products and not at least in strengthened brand position on Romanian market.