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Rutherford Controls purchased by the Dorma Group


December 5, 2012
By Patrick Flannery

Dec. 3, 2012 — Vicky Rutherford, owner and CEO of Rutherford Controls International, a privately held, family-owned business for almost 90 years, has announced today that she has agreed to sell RCI to the Dorma Group. RCI is a globally connected
organization providing the security, locksmith and architectural hardware
markets with innovative electric locking and access control
solutions.


Nov. 28, 2012 — Vicky Rutherford, owner and CEO of Rutherford
Controls International
, a privately held, family owned business for almost 90
years, has announced today that she has agreed to sell RCI to the Dorma Group .


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RCI is a globally connected
organization providing the security, locksmith and architectural hardware
markets with the best in innovative electric locking and access control
solutions. The sale offers an opportunity for both companies to achieve
significant growth in their primary market channels. This partnership also
allows the two companies to leverage their strengths and product offering to
provide a total solution to the architectural hardware market.


RCI benefits from Dorma's global
market position, premium brand recognition, product portfolio and customer
synergies – and strong alignment of culture and values.


RCI president, Eric Gowland, was
very positive about the opportunities created from this marriage of two well-established family businesses in the industry.

"RCI is excited to play a key role in accelerating Dorma's growth
throughout the Americas,” he said. “Joining forces with Dorma will further
enhance both our companies' abilities to dominate our industry as innovative
leaders in access control solutions."


Dorma benefits from RCI's premium
position in the North American security and locksmith distribution channels and
its solid ties to the security and locksmith dealer base. Dorma intends to keep
the trusted RCI brand. It also intends to maintain RCI business as usual
including all customers, employees, sales representatives, suppliers and
locations.


"The Americas region provides
great opportunity for gaining market share based on our ability to offer
integrated premium access solutions and the RCI acquisition represents a big
step forward in this regard," commented Wil VandeWiel, Dorma area president for the Americas.

Related Links
www.rutherfordcontrols.com

www.dorma-uk.co.uk