SARGENT® Manufacturing Company

100 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511

About SARGENT® Manufacturing Company

In 1810, the Sargent family entered the hardware business, beginning the trail that eventually led to the present SARGENT Manufacturing Company. After operating a wholesale hardware business in New York City, the Sargent brothers bought the Peck and Walter Manufacturing Company of New Britain, CT in 1857. Seven years later, in 1864, they moved the factory to New Haven to be closer to the sea for shipping purposes and the delivery of raw materials, and incorporated under the laws of Connecticut as SARGENT & Co.

The original plant started out with a series of five-story brick buildings, storage sheds, and, as the business grew, other buildings were added. Connecting these various structures were “catwalks” or bridges, often spanning busy city streets. By 1914, the SARGENT product catalog listed some 60,000 different items, making it one of the largest hardware manufacturing plants in the United States.

Always known as a high quality manufacturer of locks and door-related mechanisms, the decision was reached by the Sargent family to concentrate more on that niche. This focus gave rise to the development of many lock-related engineering firsts, like the development of the Sargent Keso Security System (1965). This product, still in strong demand today, marked the first major improvement in pin-tumbler lock construction in over one hundred years.

Since coming under the ASSA ABLOY umbrella, in 1996, SARGENT has focused on refining their manufacturing processes, along with the development of new and innovative products. And today, SARGENT continues to lead our industry in new product introductions and innovations to existing product.

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Products by SARGENT® Manufacturing Company

By SARGENT® Manufacturing Company

SARGENT’s BHW trim for the 10X Line bored lock provides a ligature-resistant feature without the expense of new doors. Plus, the streamlined look and feel of the BHW trim combines aesthetics and performance, contributing to a normative, therapeutic environment of care. Read more »

By SARGENT® Manufacturing Company

Included in the line of Behavioral Health Series® products, the 8200 Series Mortise Lock with BHW Trim features an intuitive locking mechanism that provides easy access for staff and patients, while keeping user safety and security a top priority. The integrated lever and escutcheon eliminates... Read more »

By SARGENT® Manufacturing Company

Included in the line of Behavioral Health Series® products, the 8200 Series Mortise Lock with BHL Trim can be used on virtually opening in healthcare environments. Its unique design of sloping surfaces and overlapping rose and lever help to address common safety concerns in behavioral health... Read more »

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