ABUS August Bremicker Söhne KG

We are the world market leader in the field of padlocks and two-wheel locks.

ABUS is one of the leading international manufacturers of locking and security technology. The product portfolio includes locks for windows, doors, bicycles and motorcycles. Alarm systems, smoke alarms, locking systems, video surveillance systems as well as smart home solutions and bicycle helmets are also part of the Wetteran security expert’s product range.

In the field of padlocks and two-wheel locks, ABUS is the world market leader. The family-owned company based in Wetter an der Ruhr has been dedicated to „making life safer“ for 100 years now and stands for security solutions to protect life and property worldwide with its innovative and high-quality products.

The activities of ABUS are divided into the divisions „Home Security“, „Property Security“ and „Mobile Security“. In addition to its headquarters in Wetter, the company has further locations in Germany in Rehe, Pfaffenhain and Affing. Production also takes place at various international locations, including in China. In addition, ABUS is present in around 25 worldwide subsidiaries in Europe, Brazil and the USA. In total, more than 4,000 employees work for the company.

ABUS August Bremicker Söhne KG and its subsidiaries are 100 percent owned by the Bremicker family. The company owners appoint the management and stand for a corporate philosophy based on the principles of the Christian faith. ABUS is committed to Germany as a production location and focuses on a conscious approach to the environment and resources.

Today, the owner-managed company is also run by members of the fourth and fifth generation of the founding family.






World wide: 4000

Germany: 2000

South Westphalia: 800



ABUS is founded by August Bremicker and some of his sons. First product is the padlock „Iron Rock“.


Opening of the production site Rehe in the Westerwald. Today, high-quality products for the Home Security and Mobile Security divisions are developed and produced there.


ABUS produces the first high shackle lock and thus „invents“ a product that achieves worldwide fame: the bicycle shackle lock.


Market launch of the first additional window lock.


The „Mobile Security“ division becomes independent.


ABUS opens ABUS Security World at the company’s headquarters in Wetter, a brand experience world with over 1,000 square meters of exhibition space and the company’s own museum.


Successive expansion of the range of smart home solutions, for example with an electronic lock for patio doors.


With the ABUS Touch, the reinterpretation of the classic padlock is introduced – for this one, neither a key nor a numerical code is needed. It opens automatically by fingerprint.


ABUS August Bremicker Söhne KG
Altenhofer Weg 25

Phone +49 2335 634-0

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