Celebrating 175 years of Yale! It’s 1843, the first type writer is patented, ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens is published and Mount Etna erupts in Italy. It’s also the year when Yale was established in the UK. To mark the big birthday, Yale has a range of activities taking place including social media competitions, product offers and a complete programme of content celebrating Yale’s history. Paul Atkinson, Sales and Commercial Director for Yale Door and Window Solutions, said: “Yale is one of the oldest brands in the home security market and its longevity highlights the trust and confidence customers have in the brand. The yellow circle has become a symbol synonymous with reliability and quality and it’s no surpise 175 years on Yale is still the market leader. “As we take a look back at our history, it’s interesting to see how we have innovated and grown as a company over the years and how we continue to develop inline with industry trends to stay ahead of the curve – for example with the Smart Living range.” First founded by the Yale family in the 19th century, Linus Yale Sr. began work on a range of high security bank locks, patenting his first Combination Lock in 1843. However, it was only in 1850 when their son Linus Yale Jr. joined the company that progress really began, patenting the famous pin tumbler cylinder lock in 1857 which helped create the Yale we know today. During the following century, Yale would become a globally known brand, designing and manufacturing security solutions for commercial and residential buildings. 175 years on since Yale began, over 125 countries now stock Yale products and the company has branched out from traditional door locks, to a portfolio that now includes window hardware, padlocks and safes. For further information on Yale’s big birthday, please call 01902 366800 or visit www.yaledws.co.uk.