Annual Report 2018 /global/scaled/1999x867x2x424x1000x435/Global-Investors-Annual-Report-2018-Annual Report 2018.jpg Download the ASSA ABLOY Annual Report 2018 as a PDF or order a printed copy via the link to the right. Financials in brief 2018 Sales increased 10 percent during the year to SEK 84,048 M (76,137) driven by continued strong growth for electro-mechanical products. 19 acquisitions were completed during the year, contributing to net acquired growth of 2 percent for the year. Continued good earnings and strong cash flow achieved during the year. Operating margin excluding items affecting comparability was 15.4 percent (16.2). Investments in product development continued at a high pace. About 27 percent (28) of sales was generated by products launched during the last three years.