Innovation in the background of ASSA ABLOY Innovation for sustainable solutions Innovation is the basis of future growth. As the global leader in door opening solutions, ASSA ABLOY also seeks to be the most innovative. Innovation is part of ASSA ABLOY’s background and history. Since 2005, we have increased our R&D investment by 130 percent and grown the number of product design engineers to 1,400. Sales of products launched in the past three years account for almost 30 percent of total sales while sales of electromechanical products, including entrance automation, have increased from 20 to 49 percent of Group sales since 2000.