Shanghai, China - April 23, 2014 – Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global provider of security products and solutions celebrated the grand opening of The Safety and Security Museum in the Jinshan District of Shanghai, China, this week with a ceremonial Chinese-paper ribbon cutting. The museum, which features fire prevention and security education exhibits, is the result of a partnership between Allegion Security Technologies of China, the People’s Government of Jinshan District and the Shanghai Fengjing Historical-Town Tourism Developing Co.
“Today, we are very proud to make such a positive contribution to fire prevention and security education,” said William Yu, Allegion president of the Asia-Pacific region. “The museum project is just the beginning. Allegion is dedicated to improving the safety and security of schools, hospitals and factories in China through partnerships such as this.”
Allegion Chairman, President and CEO, Dave Petratis joined the festivities during a week-long visit to the region.
“Allegion is committed to promoting safety and security knowledge in the communities we call home. The museum provides an excellent learning experience for visitors of all ages,” Petratis said. “Allegion’s business in China is also growing quickly. We are committed to sustainable development in China, while offering reliable products. So while we’re increasing investment in the country, Allegion is also dedicated to serving the area through activities and partnerships that promote safety and security.”
Shen Huadi, deputy district chief of the People’s Government of Jinshan District, Shanghai, praised Allegion’s sponsorship of the facility. “The newly built Safety and Security Museum will offer a fantastic safety education,” Huadi said. “Allegion is a leading global provider of security products and solutions and is leading the growth of the security industry in China by promoting innovation through world-class security technologies and expertise. We are confident that the opening of the safety and security museum will contribute a lot for the safety and security of Jinshan District and Shanghai.”
The museum is located in the fire station of the East District, which was founded during the period of the Republic of China. It is the only completely modern fire control institution in Shanghai.
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