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EVVA Overview:

EVVA is a leading manufacturer of electronic and mechanical access solutions. Founded in Vienna in 1919, the EVVA Group with headquarters in Vienna is now represented by 10 subsidiaries in Europe and distributors worldwide. EVVA employs around 800 people throughout Europe.

Three engineers joined forces in 1919 to form the "Erfindungs-Versuchs-Verwertungs-Anstalt" (Institute for Invention, Experimentation and Application), or EVVA for short. In 1937, EVVA received the first patent for a cylinder padlock, helping the company to strike out on the path of security technology. Nikolaus Bujas took over the company in 1973, invested in machinery and expanded the in-house research and development department.

Research, development & expansion

At the end of the 1970s, Mr. Sven Berlage pushed forward the expansion of the subsidiaries, as well as export and international positioning of the company. Since 1999, Stefan Ehrlich-Adám has been the third generation at the head of the family-run company. He is setting the course for a successful future for EVVA. Alongside tradition, research and development are key focus areas. Innovation and development are important elements to help EVVA grow into a major international player.

Facts & figures

• Headquarters in Vienna and 10 subsidiaries
• 450 employees at the headquarters
• EVVA supplies in over 50 countries all over the world
• 700 tonnes of material are processed each year
• 375 tonnes of chippings produced during production are recycled up to 100%
• Long-lasting products: in 2010, a key for a locking system dating back to 1948 was re-ordered and produced by EVVA

EVVA: best practice model

CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is an intrinsic part of the EVVA corporate strategy. Innovation and foresight pave the way for a successful future.

For EVVA, CSR is more than just image, it is a necessity. Particularly for top technology companies, it is essential to work as sustainably as possible. Protecting environmental resources, investing in employees and paving the way for economic success.

Clean production

EVVA is increasing its focus on oil- and water-free production of products. This type of production known as clean production offers a wide range of advantages. EVVA has received numerous prizes for sustainable innovation. Examples include the Leonardo Award 2004, the Environmental prize 2011 from the City of Vienna, the TRIGOS Award 2012, as well as the annual "Ökoprofit-Auszeichnung" (Ecological Project for Integrated Environmental Technology Award) every year since 1999.

  • Products
  • Mechanical locking systems
  • Electronic locking systems
  • Industries
  • Residential solutions
  • Commercial & Building solutions

EVVA news

EVVA's Gunther Glawar to focus on digitalisation for enhanced security

Gunther Glawar is responsible for the Digital Services division focusing on the future and thus the associated, digital changes at EVVA Sicherheitstechnologie GmbH. The industrial company aims to continue to drive ahead with digitalisation and for this purpose, the company has established the Digital Services division. Gunther Glawar has been Executive Vice President/CDO of this new division since September 2017. The 46-year-old is originally from Styria and he launched his career in logistics and IT at KNAPP AG after having graduated from TU Graz in mathematical science. After three years the engineer moved on to process consulting at Magna Steyr where he was able to further evolve his IT and digital expertise over a period of nine years. Gunther Glawar's last position at Hirtenberger Group involved IT and digitalisation and consequently, he was the ideal candidate for the digital services position at EVVA.We aim to make ideal use of the opportunities and options digitalisation brings about for our company and our customers" Evolving digitalisation opportunities "I am delighted to be able to help shape the digital campaign of a traditional, family-owned business with a history spanning almost a century. Digitalisation offers many opportunities, especially within the context of security technology, to foster EVVA's innovative drive." "I will concentrate on evolving these opportunities for customers, but also continuously optimise internal company processes using digital services," Glawar says to describe his new position. "Our success as a reliable partner is ultimately based on the fact that we have been developing patents ever since day one to drive forward innovations that centre around our customers. For this reason, we aim to make ideal use of the opportunities and options digitalisation brings about for our company and our customers. We are delighted to appoint Gunther Glawar as an acclaimed expert to this position with high levels of responsibility," Stefan Ehrlich-Adám, CEO at EVVA Group, explains the appointment of Gunther Glawar as Digital Services Group Division Executive.

EVVA to exhibit mechanical and electronic access control systems at Intersec Dubai 2018

The worldwide security market is booming – and visitors to Intersec Dubai 2018 will be able to witness all aspects of the industry. EVVA will return to exhibit at the show from 21 to 23 January 2018 (Hall S2, stand H19). With more than 1,300 exhibitors, Intersec is one of the largest and most influential trade fairs in the security industry. At the exhibition centre in Dubai, EVVA will benefit from an excellent platform to showcase new products on an international stage. This is where security experts from around the world and visitors from all important industrial sectors come together for three days and learn about the latest trends and innovations. This includes smart innovations from EVVA. New features for mechanical and electronic locking systems Trend scouts and curious visitors will not be disappointed at the EVVA stand. The electronic and mechanical access control systems have been developed and installed in hundreds of projects worldwide in just two years. The next generation of AirKey that turns your smartphone into a key will be demonstrated live at Intersec. EVVA experts also explain how to best utilise and combine electronic components. Questions about mechanical components are also addressed as part of the interactive framework within the completely redesigned EVVA stand and products will be showcased live. EVVA trade fair innovations at a glance AirKey. Simply smart: AirKey is an innovation from EVVA that stands for state-of-the-art, smart security as this electronic locking system offers flexibility, independence and simple use. For anyone seeking maximum freedom and maximum security – professionally or privately. Smart, new features will be showcased at Intersec in Dubai. Xesar. Simply versatile: Xesar offers companies a variety of products and application options as well as timeless design. The latest software features and the virtual network will be on show. Electronic padlock for Xesar and AirKey: Xesar and AirKey can now electronically secure even more access situations. With the new padlock, EVVA's electronic access systems offer an electronic solution that ideally enhances the product range. Combi key. Combining worlds: The practical combination key is available for Xesar and AirKey systems. They link mechanical and electronic locking components within a system. Combi keys are available for all EVVA mechanical systems. What will follow 3KSplus? 4KS The outstanding system for maximum security. We created 4KS from the tried and tested 3KSplus. This not only entails a patent extension until 2035, but also an advanced development of the system to make it even more durable, stronger and more secure. All this, and engaging, professional discussions await visitors to EVVA’s stand. EVVA experts look forward to a successful trade fair with plenty of visitors!

EVVA ICS locking system protects Sanavita Alterszentrum Lindenpark retirement village, Windisch

People feel at home where they feel good and are familiar with the surroundings. The retirement village in the centre of Windisch in a park-like environment, is an ideal place to be for people in their third and fourth stages of life. The facility provides different types of living, support and care, plenty of variety and numerous opportunities to take part in group activities. EVVA Inner Code System Elderly residents with different residential options including care and support call Sanavita Alterszentrum Lindenpark their home. A pleasant and appealing atmosphere within and around the development is paramount – it goes without saying that security is also in the focus. In terms of locking systems owners opted for a combination of mechanical and electronic locking system: EVVA ICS and Xesar. Xesar: guaranteed healthcare Particularly healthcare facilities are highly sensitive areas that not everyone should have access to. A highly secure, yet flexible locking system is required to ensure access restrictions and simultaneously grant medical staff fast access to individual areas. You can flexibly grant and revoke access authorisations. As a result, exclusively authorised users are granted access. Consequently, the existing locking system at Alterszentrum Lindenpark was replaced by Xesar. Safeguarding medical cabinets The electronic solution now also secures medical cabinets including drawers containing toxic substances as well as refrigerated medical cabinets at the corresponding ward facilities. The Xesar wall reader as the updater unit at the main entrance guarantees fast security within the existing virtual network. Xesar wall readers in combination with electronic motorised cylinders (EMZY) have been installed in all outside doors. The project was managed by EVVA Rotkreuz and local EVVA Partner UTO Sicherheitstechnik AG took care of system installation. Securing residents’ properties “Securing the building towards the outside and securing residents’ properties was the primary aim”, Remo Breuss explains, EVVA’s head of sales in Switzerland. “Exclusively authorised persons must have access to medical areas. Xesar can record a precise protocol showing who has access to what and when. The ICS mechanical locking system has also been integrated. "The vast number of different user groups was a particular challenge. The project also required plenty of expertise to comply with the requirements for an escape route concept as per statutory stipulations. The combination of electronic and mechanical locking system was the ideal solution for Alterszentrum Lindenpark.” EVVA technology in the facility 502 ICS cylinders 415 Xesar combi keys 21 e-half cylinders 56 e-escutcheons 162 e-handles 14 wall readers 1 updater unit