Our history

In the beginning of the 1900’s, private security companies became increasingly common. The services that these companies offered were primarily keeping watch for fires and guarding entrances and gates. Today, security solutions are designed to meet specialized customer demands and the industry is led by a few international focused security companies – among them Securitas.

2013
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During the year, we have been working intensely to rebuild the company’s internal technology competence and know-how.
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2012
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In October in 2012, we started a restructuring project and cost-savings program in all divisions, in order to improve our operating income while at the same time making investments in technology.
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2011
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In 2011 we made 19 major acquisitions that included 24,900 employees with total annual sales of MSEK 4,500.
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2010
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During 2010 we completed 15 major acquisitions with total annual sales of approximately MSEK 4,100 and 19,500 employees. As a result, we expanded our global presence with five new countries.
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2009
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2009 was a challenging but succesful year. Despite the financial recession, we continued to pursue our long-term strategy in focusing on increased specialized security services.
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2008
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The former division Loomis was distributed to shareholders on December 3, 2008 and listed as a separate company on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
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2007
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As of January 1, 2007, Securitas is organized in Security Services North America (USA, Canada, Mexico and Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations), Security Services Europe, Mobile and Alert Services. Plans are set for Loomis, our cash handling services company, to go public in late 2008.
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2006
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The former divisions Securitas Systems and Securitas Direct were distributed to shareholders on September 29, 2006 and listed as separate companies on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
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2005
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With a stronger local organization and the resulting improvement in customer rentention, Security Services USA again reported positive organic growth and a stable margin development.
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2004
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The Security Systems division acquires Bell Group plc. in the UK and Eurotelis in France to become a market leader for banks and other high security customers.
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2001-2003
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From being a country based organisation, Securitas is organized in five specialized divisions in 2001 for greater business focus. The same year Securitas acquires Loomis, Fargo & Co. and becomes a major player in the U.S. cash handling market.
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1999-2000
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The establishment of Securitas in the USA starts in 1999 with the acquisition of Pinkerton – the number one security company in the U.S. In 2000, the second largest U.S. security company Burns is acquired.
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1998
In 1998 Proteg in France and Raab-Karcher in Germany is acquired.
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1997
Securitas Direct is established as an international division. The Cash Handling Services operation is established as a separate unit within Securitas.
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1994
Assa Abloy is distributed to the shareholders and becomes a world leading Lock Group.
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1992-1993
In 1992 Securitas acquires Protectas with operations in France, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. In Spain, Esabe is acquired. Securitas also acquires business in Finland.
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1989-1991
Securitas initiates its international expansion under Melker Schörling's leadership, Chief Executive Officer of the Group at the time.Securitas is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
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1985
Investment AB Latour becomes Securitas' new owner. Focus on security – a new strategy is outlined and the concept of multi-service is left behind.
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1983
Securitas in Sweden is sold to Skrinet.
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1981
Securitas is divided between Sörensen's two sons. The international operations later develops into todays Group 4 Securicor, while the Swedish business becomes Securitas.
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1972
All companies owned by Erik Philip-Sörensen are gathered under the collective name Securitas. The logotype of three red dots – for Integrity, Vigilance and Helpfulness – quickly becomes a well-known symbol, first in Sweden, then internationally.
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1949
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Securitas Alarm is founded in Sweden to meet the demand for alarm technology as a complement to the guarding services.
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1934
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Erik Philip-Sörensen founds Hälsingborgs Nattvakt in Helsingborg, Sweden. It quickly expands as Sörensen acquires a number of other security companies in southern Sweden.
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