What's happened to
Chubb locks are/were part of the ASSA ABLOY
group but the brand name was owned by UTC in
Due to reasons unclear, brand owner UTC decided
not to renew the 10 year licence which allowed ASSA
ABLOY to use the Chubb locks name, so from August
2010, we have the ridiculous situation where the
manufacturer of Chubb Locks can not call them Chubb
locks in the UK.
Chubb door locks will now be under the UNION
brand which ASSA ABLOY also own.
Following these changes the only Chubb branded
locks remaining on the market in the UK is a range
of specialist detention locks supplied by Chubb
Custodial Services Ltd. (they were covered by a 100
So, Chubb Locks are now called UNION, they are
still the same locks but with a different name.
Goodbye to a household name. Who knows, the name
may come back in the future.