Auckland, New Zealand (5 May, 2015) – Allegion today acquired the assets of Brio, a division of RMD Industries Pty Ltd. Brio is a market-leading designer and manufacturer of sliding and folding door hardware for commercial and residential spaces in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Brio’s suite of products includes door hardware systems and accessories for interior sliding and folding doors; Weatherfold™ exterior folding doors; straight-sliding, top-hung doors; straight-sliding, bottom-roller doors; and retractable insect screens.
Brio General Manager Styli Pelekanos said the acquisition was a strategic one for both entities.
“To be part of Allegion is exciting – almost overnight we are expanding our global footprint,” said Pelekanos. “Brio has spent many years developing a wide range of unique products that have benefited and solved problems for our customers.”
Allegion (New Zealand) Limited has distributed Brio products in New Zealand and throughout the Pacific Islands since 2013. Brio has also been represented directly in New Zealand by Rob Wells. From 5 May 2015 all Brio products will be distributed by Allegion with Rob Wells joining Allegion to provide continuity of customer relationships and service.
No changes are proposed to Allegion New Zealand’s existing distribution channels. Customers who have purchased products directly from Brio New Zealand will be transitioned to direct relationships with Allegion.