Chubbsafes security solutions including safes, vaults and vault doors and safe deposit boxes are sold and used all over the world, with a particularly strong position in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Chubbsafes is licensed to the Gunnebo security group which is a global leader in security products, services and solutions with an offering covering cash management, safes and vaults, entrance security and electronic security for banks, retail, Cash-in-Transit companies, mass transit, public and commercial buildings and industrial and high-risk sites. The Group has an annual turnover of €610 million, employs 5,700 people and has sales companies in 33 countries across EMEA, Asia-Pacific and the Americas as well as Channel Partners on over 100 additional markets.
Chubbsafes is the oldest safes brand in the world and a leading international security supplier. Trusted the world over, it has been providing solutions for cash, valuables, data and document protection.
1818Chubbsafes was founded by Charles and Jeremiah Chubb who opened their first manufactory in Temple Street, Wolverhampton. The Chubb brothers started the company by designing and manufacturing safes and locks for banking and financial institutions. In the same year, they patented their Detector Lock, a revolutionary system for that time: the detector mechanism rendered the lock inoperable in case of attempt to pick the lock or to open it with a wrong key.
1835The Chubb brothers took out a patent for a burglary-resistant safe and set up a safe and vaults and vault doors factory.
1882The business became a private limited company, changing its name to Chubb & Sons Lock and Safe Company Ltd.
1950Manufacture of Chubb security equipment began in South Africa.
1954Manufacture of Chubb products began in Canada.
1956Hobb Hart & Co Ltd. became a member of the Chubb Group.
1957The Chubb Lock & Safe Company of Rhodesia Ltd. was founded.
1958Chatwood-Milner Ltd. became a member of the Chubb Group.
1959Chubb introduced a special alloy known as Anti-Arc Material which increased protection against oxy-arc cutting.
1962Chubb introduced a new alloy known as TDR (Torch and Drill Resisting).
Chubb Lock & Safe Company of New Zealand was founded.
1965Josiah Parkes & Sons Ltd. became a member of Chubb Group.
1984Chubb & Sons Lock and Safe Company Ltd became part of the Racal Electronics Group. Later, Racal separated the company into Chubb Lock Company to manufacture locks for residential and commercial markets and into Chubb Safe Equipment Company to manufacture safes and vaults. All products continued under the registered name of Chubb & Sons Lock and Safe Ltd.
1986The strength of Chubb was acknowledged by Racal when the group of companies was renamed to Racal-Chubb Products Ltd.
1992The Chubb group of companies was registered on the London Stock Exchange as chubb Security plc.
1997Williams Holding acquired Chubb Security plc. and structured every Chubb company throughout the world.
2000Chubb Safes marketed by global security provider Gunnebo. Chubbsafes is a registered trademark of Chubb plc. used under license worldwide.
2010The Trident range of safes represents the latest technology in Chubbsafes products being the first ever to offer triple certified protection against burglary, fire and explosives.
2015New graphic identity revealed. To ensure the brand remains relevant, the Chubbsafes identity has been refreshed with a new set of visual guidelines which modernise the brand but still pay tribute to its strong heritage.
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