ASSA ABLOY on Forbes 100 most innovative companies list 2014 ASSA ABLOY has once again, for the second year in a row, made the list of Forbes 100 most innovative companies. ASSA ABLOY has been ranked on Forbes 100 most innovative companies list; a great recognition of ASSA ABLOY’s ongoing work to innovate door opening solutions. The Group has more than doubled its investments in R&D and the number of development engineers has increased by almost 100 percent. Forbes states that its innovation ranking is different to many others, which are often little more than popularity contests based on past performance or editorial whims. Instead, Forbes says it relies on “the wisdom of the crowd” – or, more specifically, on investors’ ability to identify firms that they expect to be innovative now and in the future. This year ASSA ABLOY is ranked #93. The full list is available here. While innovation is prioritized in the ranking, the list also includes information about the various companies’ sales growth over the past 12 months.