FSB is a company that is over 120 years ago that was founded in Brakel, Germany where they began manufacturing furniture fittings. In 1910 FSB manufactured its first door hardware, and since that time has become one of the major leading hardware manufacturers of Europe. FSB manufacturers over 10,000 hardware products in aluminum, stainless steel, and brass.
FSB is able to use the most advanced automated production technology in the worldwide hardware industry, and their new aluminum anodizing process uses finishes that could very well be the most sophisticated and environmentally friendly in the world. FSB accepted the challenge of the world hardware manufacturing community to manufacture the highest quality and meet the highest environmental standards in the industry. FSB in California has adopted technology to use rain water in their anodizing process with less than one percent losses, and they use natural salts as sealants rather than toxic chemicals. Additionally their coatings on their final product are three to ten times as thick as the typical chrome plating found in competing manufacturers' products. FSB has heavily invested in tens of millions of dollars on technology for this effort that has culminated with the award of both ISO 9000 and ISO 14001 certification for their manufacturing plants.