CISA, Costruzioni Italiane Serrature e Affini, was estabilished
in Florence in 1926 by Luigi Bucci.
Customers soon became familiar with the CISA brand thanks to the product that radically improved the opening of doors and gates: the first electric controlled lock, patented in 1926. After the destruction of the Florence plant during World War II, CISA was rearranged in 1944 in Faenza (Ravenna). In the 1970s Production increased exponentially with the opening of the new plants in Monsampolo del Tronto (Ascoli Piceno) and Tavernelle (Perugia).
Luigi Bucci 1926, first electric controlled lock CISA plant destroyed
Expansion into Europe began in 1983 with the establishment of a new production plant in Spain, CISA Cerraduras. Expansion continued in 1992 with the acquisition of Bricard in France and the establishment of CISA UK, CISA's commercial company in the United Kingdom. Internationally, CISA's expansion proceeded with the acquisition of several companies already operating on the market and the establishment of new companies in Venezuela, South Africa and Singapore.
CISA part of Allegion
After few years inside Ingersoll Rand Group, today CISA is part of Allegion, a brand new company born from many brands' experience, know-how, tradition and innovation operating worlwide in the security technologies' sector. Among these there is CISA as well, strategic brand for its brand reputation worldwide.