About TydenBrooks, Security Products Group

Today, TydenBrooks brings over 350 years of combined experience and history in the manufacturing of security seals and has consistently exhibited market leadership through innovation, research, quality, design and manufacturing on a global basis. The new entity of TydenBrooks is committed to producing competitively priced, high quality security seals, tapes, labels and other security devices with a strong commitment to customer service and support.

Globally, TydenBrooks has a manufacturing, sales and marketing presence in over 50 countries, providing a broad range of security solutions to a wide group of industries, including transportations, retail, agriculture, petrochemical, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, commercial airlines, manufacturing and many other industries.

The sum of our key strengths is best reflected in our brand promise, "Leading the Way, Securing the World.

Our History

  1. 1870s
    1870: EJ Brooks became the successor of a toy company, that he renames EJ Brooks and Company.
    1873: EJ Brooks Co. transitions from lead toy manufacturer to manufacturer of security seals, officially establishing the company you know today. EJ Brooks patents its first security seal for his new company.
    1875: EJ Brooks and Company replaced toy production with railroad car seals and began to act as a distributor for everthing from conductors punches to rail worker's uniforms.
  2. Early 1900s
    1907: EJ Brooks Co listed in Scientific American for innovative security seal patents.
    1911: EJ Brooks patents the Car Seal. The Car Seal improved the safety and transportation of goods via railcars.
    1913: EJ Brooks patents the Ball Seal.
    1914: EJ Brooks patents the Self-Locking Seal.
    1915: EJ Brooks patents the Bag Seal & Seal Press.
    1920: EJ Brooks patents the Rivet Seal.
    1923: EJ Brooks patents the Sealing Tool.
    1924: EJ Brooks patents the Twist Lock Seal.
  3. 1940s
    1941: During WWII, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Brooks Company rose in importance through the distribution of their oldest product: The Lead and Wire Seal. This seal was used to secure Allied and American Forces ammunition boxes.
    1947: The United States Postal Department approved the Brooks All Metal Bag Seal for Foreign Parcel Post Mail and ordered eight million seals.
  4. 1950s
    1952: Griplock Coin Bag Seal and the Plastic Padlock Seal are introduced. Plastic seals are seen as the future of the company.
    Late 1950s: One of Brooks major efforts was gaining the poultry seal business. Seals were lithographed in color to customer specifications and attached to chicken wings.
  5. 1960s
    1964: The industry's first self-locking (no-tool application) Plastic Padlock Seal was introduced. The Brooks plastic padlock seal went on to be the industry standard for the next 30 plus years, undergoing at least 17 product improvements each of which contributed to utility meter sealing and efficiency.
    The 1960s saw the introduction of Plastic seals. Plastic seals were a hard sell in the beginning and a slow transition from metal. Plastic seals are now some of the top selling seals in the security industry, offering a cost effective way to provide tamper evidence.
  6. 1970s
    The 1970s saw the growth of Plastic security seals driven by the GripLock Coin Bag seal, the Poly Lok Door seal for trucks and containers, and the Pull-Tite for properly inspecting fire extinguishers.
    1975: Brooks began working to create a new line of products in demand by the electric utility industry, a stronger device for several types of meters to help cut down on vandalism.
    1978: Brooks grew greatly, representing more than 20 selling agents in England, France, Italy, Australia, the Philippines, Venezuela, Malaysia and Canada.
  7. 1980s
    1983: Brooks acquires Zappa Plastics.
    1985: E.J .Brooks Industries Ltd. incorporates in Canada.
    1986: E.J. Brooks (Europe) Limited is established.
    1987: Brooks introduces barcoded seals.
    Mid 1980s: The company Slim Jim sales catalog was published that featured employees as Our Most Valuable Asset. Today we feel just as strongly about this sentiment!
    1989: Sigurd M. Moberg named Chairman Emeritus of EJ Brooks, after 62 years with the company. He worked his way up through the company and is responsible for the GripLock Coin Bag, Plastic Padlock and Pull-Tite Seal patents.
  8. 1990s
    1995: E.J. Brooks Company, Meter Devices Company and Ekstrom Industries. Inc., establish a new Utility Products Group. The new Utility Products Group is designed to increase Brooks' level of service to water, gas and electric utility providers throughout the U.S. and the world.
    1997: Tyden merges with Brammall, supplier of the broadest line of security seals and locks to transportation industry to form TydenBrammall.
    1998: The Brooks barcoded Enduro Seal is introduced. A long lasting acrylic seal with a vinyl barcode.
  9. 2000s
    2009: Tyden merges with EJ Brooks, the leading provider of plastics-based indicative seals utilities security solutions, to form TydenBrooks Security Products Group.
    2010: TydenBrooks merges with Stoffel Seals Corporation Canada Mayer.
    2014: TydenBrooks wins the Accolades Peoples Choice Award at the ASIS convention.
    2015: TydenBrooks launches Web Stock products that ship in just 2 business days.
    2016: TydenBrooks adds to laser marking seals and 2D barcoding capabilities.
    2017: TydenBrooks launches improved comprehensive e-commerce website, continuing to Lead the Way. Secure the World.

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