UNION inherits Chubb mortice locks in new C-Series

Already the leading mortice lock brand, UNION’s range has just broadened, with the introduction of over 20 high security Chubb mortice locks.

This is the latest stage in the plan to migrate Chubb products to either the UNION or Yale brands, ahead of the discontinuation of the license to use Chubb on lock products, other than a limited range of specialist custodial locks, from August 2010.

24 Chubb five lever cylinder and mortice locks are now available under the UNION brand, in the new UNION high security C-Series. All products have exactly the same part numbers to minimise disruption for Chubb customers.

The UNION C-Series includes the famous 3G114 British Standard (BS3621) five lever mortice deadlock, patented Registered Key System (RKS) range and high security detainer locks. The Chubb range of suited door furniture is also available as part of the UNION C-Series to complement the lock cases.

The UNION branded products are exactly the same as their Chubb predecessors and will be made in the same factory, by the same people using the same technology. Other than the brand name, there is no difference and the UNION products are still ‘Chubb at Heart’.

The 3U Chubb locks are direct equivalents to the well-established UNION sash and deadlocks, so the 3U locks will now migrate to existing UNION part numbers.

A limited number of Chubb mortice lock products have been discontinued, where sales have been very low or there is a better alternative already available in the UNION range. Where identical products exist in the Chubb and UNION range, the UNION product will continue and the Chubb code will become obsolete.

A part number conversion guide is available at www.chubb-at-heart.co.uk to help Chubb customers switch to buying UNION.

Commenting on the new UNION C-Series, UNION Managing Director David Wigglesworth said: “The name Chubb has been synonymous with mortice locks and we are proud to be carrying that tradition forward. UNION is the number one trade brand and the leader in mortice locks, making it a natural home for the Chubb range.

“The introduction of Chubb technology and much loved products like the RKS range, will make the UNION offering even stronger.

“We are working hard to make the transition as smooth as possible and to minimise confusion for customers. In some cases, it made sense to retain UNION part numbers or to replace Chubb products where sales volumes dictated, so we have produced an easy-to-use conversion guide to help customers make the switch.

“The guide can be found online at our special Chubb at Heart website, where customers can find the very latest product news and information.

“UNION has the market position combined with the trade and technical expertise to support and develop these popular Chubb products even further and we will be working closely with customers during the transition period and beyond, to make this happen.

“The UNION C-Series gives customers all the benefits of selling and installing Chubb mortice locks, under a different but equally strong brand.”

For further information on the new UNION C-Series mortice locks, please telephone 0845 223 2124 or email info@uniononline.co.uk. Visit www.chubb-at-heart.co.uk to find out more about the changes to the Chubb brand.