Interlock USA Partners with Dr. Hahn to Distribute State-of-the-Art European Hinges in North America

RENO, Nev. (June 17, 2010) – Interlock USA, a full-service window and door hardware supplier based in Reno, Nev., has announced a strategic partnership with Dr. Hahn, the world’s leading manufacturer of hinges for metal and vinyl doors, based in Germany.

“We’ve seen a dramatic increase in the need for European hardware throughout North America, and we are always looking to offer the world’s most advanced solutions to our customers,” said Axel Husen, president and CEO of Interlock USA. “We are extremely proud to be chosen as the exclusive distributor of Dr. Hahn products throughout the United States and Canada.”

The award-winning European product line from Dr. Hahn is best known for its modern design and superior functionality. Bringing a high level of sophistication to any door system, Dr. Hahn hinges for metal and vinyl applications are designed to help door manufacturers successfully differentiate their products from the competition.

“With their position of growth in the North American market and ability to provide a wide range of technical support and distribution resources, we found Interlock USA to be an ideal partner to successfully represent our product line in the United States and Canada,” said Eckhard Meyer, president of Dr. Hahn in Germany. “We’re excited to have Interlock USA take an active role in introducing our newest products to the overseas market.”

Interlock USA will begin distribution of Dr. Hahn products immediately. The new European hardware solutions feature state-of-the-art hinges for interior and exterior doors, with concealed options available. All products are engineered for optimum security, corrosion resistance, ease of installation and adjustability. Custom-tailored solutions for Dr. Hahn hinges are also available through Interlock USA.

About Interlock USA

Interlock USA, Inc., an ASSA ABLOY Group company based in Reno, Nev., is one of North America’s leading window and door hardware manufacturers. The original inventor of the automatic sash lock system for vinyl windows, Interlock is known for working closely with window and door manufacturers to create innovative designs that differentiate their products from the competition. Interlock’s key competitive strengths as a distributor are technical support, application engineering, product management, distribution, logistics, product bundling and cross selling. For more information about Interlock products and services, visit www.interlockna.com.

About Dr. Hahn

Innovation, high-quality products, and high service standards characterize the Germany-based hinge manufacturer, Dr. Hahn.

This medium-size company has managed to make a name for itself internationally under the Dr. Hahn brand with its high-quality product range for doors. The door hinge specialist has continued to expand its sales activities year after year. The company had an annual turnover of EUR 50.0 million in 2010. The number of employees has also grown to 380 persons in 2010. In addition to Central and Eastern Europe, Dr. Hahn’s markets currently include Asia and North-America.

From concept through to surface refinement, all products are developed using state-of-the-art equipment in Germany. That includes hinges for metal and vinyl doors. High standards backed up by constant quality control, and ground-breaking new developments such as concealed hinges for steel, aluminum and vinyl doors, made Dr. Hahn one of the market leaders in this segment.

Maintaining this position over the long term has only been possible thanks to the particular quality of its products. In addition to internal quality assurance of every single element, long-term stress tests and inspections are performed by approved external testing laboratories. As a result, Dr. Hahn hinges meet the high-quality standards in every aspect.

Over the past few years, Dr. Hahn has impressively demonstrated why it ranks among the market leaders. More than 20 new products with genuine innovations and a wide variety of patents have been presented to customers within the last five years.

For more information about Dr. Hahn products and services, visit www.dr-hahn.com.