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15015 Lancaster Hwy.
Charlotte, NC 28277
Europe, Middle East & Africa Showroom
2132 HB Hoofddorp
Phone: +31 23.8900150
+49 (0)30.30807935 (Germany)
+44 800.028.8230 (UK)
Asia Pacific Showroom
Unit 1910, 19/F Skyline Tower,
39 Wang Kwong Road, Kowloon Bay,
Hong Kong SAR.
Av Insurgerntes Sur #730 Piso 1 Oficina 112
Col. Del Valle. C.P.03100
Phone: +52 55.1168.9635
InVue is one of the few companies that has consistently spotted emerging market trends and then reinvented itself to take advantage of the next emerging market opportunity. Building a strong leadership position capable of supplying products to new markets while proactively recognizing when these businesses begin to shift and start to mature is a hallmark of our success.
Over the last 42 years InVue, previously Alpha Enterprises, Inc., has built its leadership position with innovative products for the video rental and video production business, retail music chains, the home office segment, products that secure high theft sell-thru merchandise for global retailers and most recently becoming the leader in protecting mobile electronics devices that are on retail display in over 70 countries.
This unique track record has been accomplished by hiring great people, aggressively investing profits back into the business and having the courage to disrupt our business even when things were going well.
Richard Sankey forms Alpha Enterprises, Inc. as a product
design company in the attic of a house converted into an office
building on Main Street in North Canton, Ohio.
Having designed a video cassette case and security
package for audio cassettes for Time Life Books (1979) and
Camelot Music (1980) respectively, Alpha transformed itself
into a product marketing company.
To keep up with the huge demand from retailers for
Alpha’s security packages and video cases, Alpha
opened its first manufacturing plant. It’s the first of
what will become a total of four manufacturing and
distribution facilities through out the U.S.
Alpha introduces a complete line of plastic home
storage products for pre-recorded media; forming
Alpha Consumer Products.
To address the changes in CD packaging in the U.S., and
with an eye towards the European market, Alpha introduces
a line of Keepers for cassettes and CD’s.
Alpha expands into home office and small business
accessories and forms Alpha Data Products.
Alpha buys Tree Dimensions, which adds wood storage
products to the company’s Consumer Products division.
Recognizing the maturing market for prerecorded home storage
products, Alpha sells its Consumer Products and Home Office Divisions
to Fellowes Manufacturing.
Alpha opens its first European office in The Netherlands.
Alpha acquires Mercury Form, the largest supplier of
video cases to movie studios.
Anticipating the commoditization of media packaging
products, based on the shift to DVD’s from video cassettes,
Alpha sells its media packaging products to Palladium
Alpha’s Security Products Division introduces the
revolutionary Spider Wrap. Today, Spider Wrap is used by
the top retailers around the world.
Alpha introduces another innovation, Secure Hooks,
providing a secure solution for high theft sell thru
Recognizing the need to protect high theft merchandise,
Alpha introduces S3, the first line of security products
focusing on retailers need for a higher level of theft protection.
Alpha moves its
to Charlotte, NC.
Alpha opens its first office in the
Asia Pacific region.
3 Alarm technology is introduced on Alpha
CableLoks and SpiderWraps.
PODS, the first above the counter
security device with a self-
contained alarming unit for hand
held electronics on display, are
Anticipating the explosive growth of
handheld electronic merchandise,
Alpha sells the S3 product line to
Checkpoint Systems and forms InVue.
InVue introduces a full line of security products
to protect tablets.
InVue opens its Quality
Testing Lab in Charlotte.
With the aggressive introduction of new products
including PODs Series 1000 and Series 940 and
the first generation of Zips, InVue becomes the
largest global provider of security for retailers’
mobile electronics on display.
InVue introduces Smart Lock, the first electronic lock
and key system designed to deliver superior security
protection for items merchandised or inventories
inside cabinets or drawers.
InVue opens a 20k square foot
Design & Innovation Center.
Introduces a line of commercial security products
to protect tablets used for business.
InVue introduces retailers to the IR Ecosystem, a
single key security system that provides storewide
protection for high theft merchandise.
Commercial Security Division specializing in solutions to secure and enable tablets for business use.
Brands Division formed to partner with global brands providing seamless security, designs that make their product the hero, and solutions that enable an ideal customer experience.
PODs Series 1060 featuring a powered accessory port allowing cross-merchandising of high-value accessories, driving increased sales.
InVue launches the IR3 Key and Access Manager with audit and zoning capabilities that allow retailers to gain control of who has key access to the store, a department or a single lock and logs every security interaction for every associate with key access.
InVue breaks ground on construction of the new corporate campus in Charlotte, NC. The new facility will house an expanded innovation and design center, customer showroom, the industries largest quality assurance facility, engineering and customer service as well as the the rest of the InVue corporate team.