|AB FAS Låsfabrik|
|Name||AB FAS Låsfabrik|
|Founder(s)||Frans August Stenman|
|Levers, combination locks|
FAS (Frans August Stenman) is a Swedish lock manufacturer that produces lever and combination locks.
FAS was founded by Frans August Stenman after he received his master craftsman's certificate and citizenship on August 13, 1849. The company oncentrated on lock manufacturing in 1853, and in the 1860s its products gained international attention. The company was awarded several prizes on major exhibitions; in London 1862, Stockholm 1866, Paris 1867, Philadelphia 1876, and Eskilstuna 1878. During this time the company employed between 20 to 30 workers.
By 1878 the company had grown to between 50 and 60 workers. In 1889, a new factory was built and the son of the founder, Ernst Bernhard Stenman, had taken over management of the company. Another one of the founder's sons; F.O. Stenmark, planned to take over the company but he died just after doing so. Ernst took over the business until his death in 1924.
In 1926, the company converted to a limited company by Ernst's son Hugo. The company built a new factory in 1927 and survived through the Great Depression and World War II.
The company suffered greatly during the 1950s and 60s. In 1969, FAS was bought by Eric Matsson. In 1972, the name was changed to AB FAS Låsfabrik and the company relocated to it's current premises in Vilsta, Sweden.
In 1973, the American Yale company acquired half of FAS. Increased demand for high-security locks by insurance firms helped the company and by 1976 Yale acquired the rest of the company. In 1990, FAS was aquired by ASSA Industri AB. ASSA-Abloy was founded in 1994 and FAS became a part of it.
Doors and windows
- FAS DuoProof Hook latch bolt
- FAS 131 B7 Latch bolt
- FAS 309 Latch bolt
- FAS 379 Latch bolt
- FAS 249 Hook latch bolt
- FAS 90001 Latch bolt
Narrow profile locks
Internal and toilet/bathroom door locks
- FAS 420 Dead lock – for wardrobe doors
- FAS 2020 Latch lock - For internal and bathroom/toilet doors
- FAS 40C & FAS 40T Dead bolt lock - For internal and toilet/bathroom doors