Our Experience

When designing products to protect - from the elements, from harm, from intruders - manufacturers and designers need to ensure that their prototypes and manufactured samples perform.

At our UK based ASSA ABLOY Performance Testing Laboratory we draw on over 30 years’ experience; utilising a wide spectrum of testing methods to fully assess the integrity of a product.

We test to the highest technical standards and are accredited for a wide range of European standards.

Whether it’s resistance to salt-spray or freezing temperatures; or strength under persistent attack; manipulation or even functionality under repeated stress, we offer the facilities to accurately and comprehensively test your product to the relevant standard’s criteria.

Meet the team

Stuart Norcott (CEng)

Head of Innovation and Testing

I’m responsible for managing the UKAS accredited test lab and team to develop the range of product testing and services which the Lab offers to internal and external clients.

Email: stuart.norcott@assaabloycom

Ian Bridge

Test Lab Manager

  • 40+ years’ experience in testing and evaluating all types of mechanical locking and door opening products & systems.
  • 20+ years’ experience in managing and running a UKAS accredited Laboratory.
  • Well respected within the industry with long standing contacts at other test houses and certification bodies and highly customer focussed.

Email: Ian.Bridge@assaabloy.com

Richard Darrell

Test Engineer

Been a part of the test laboratory team since 2005 my role mainly involves UKAS testing of door and window products to PAS 24, BS 6375-1 and cylinders to EN 1303. In the department we also carry out indicative testing and have the ability to create ad hoc test rigs and procedures to fit with client requirements.

Email: Richard.Darrell@assaabloy.com

Rob Goodwin

Test Engineer

Joined the Test Lab team in 2012. Experienced in testing Multipoint locks, Window gear, Door & Window hardware,  Padlocks, Neutral Salt Spray testing, Cross Hatch testing, Component Load & Torque testing, working with customers to manufacture and develop test rigs, jigs and fixtures based on client requirements.

Email: Rob.Goodwin@assaabloy.com

Mathew Walton

Test Engineer

Joined the Test Lab in 2012, I have 20 years of experience in the lock making industry, with 10 years spent in the Test lab team.
My main duties include the testing of mortise locks and panic/emergency hardware working with clients to deliver their testing requirements.

Email: Matthew.Walton@assaabloy.com

Kieron Tonks

Apprentice Test Engineer

Joined the Test lab team in 2016 as an apprentice studying Mechanical & Production Engineering. I’m approved to test hinges to EN1935:2002.

I’m also involved on other test standard’s in a supporting role as part of my training development including testing of doors and windows to PAS 24.

Email: Kieron.Tonks@assaabloy.com