Austrian locking technology specialist EVVA has joined Secured by Design (SBD), the UK’s police crime prevention initiative, which seeks to improve building security to reduce crime. SBD has accredited six of the company’s Euro Profile cylinder locks – all BSI Kitemark certified 3KSplus, EPS and MCS.
EVVA, ‘Erfindungs-Versuchs-Verwertungs-Anstalt’ (Invention, Experimentation and Application Institute), is an Austrian family-owned business with its roots dating back to 1919. Over the years, the company developed its security products with its first patent for a cylinder padlock awarded in 1937. Today, EVVA is one of the leading European manufacturers of mechanical and electronic locking systems.
EVVA’s exclusive distribution partner in the UK is SBD company member Aldridge Security Ltd. Proudly selling EVVA products since 1996, Aldridge are one of UK’s largest and leading security distributor.
Strategic growth in UK market
SBD Development Officer Doug Skins said, “We are pleased that this innovative company is joining the SBD family with their products and we are looking forward to working with them.”
Doug Skins presented Heiner Dolinar, EVVA Vice President Products, with their SBD certificate at a ceremony at the company’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria. “SBD has worked on crime prevention in the UK for nearly 30 years with great success”, said Heiner Dolinar. “Being part of SBD is an important part of our strategy for further growth in the UK market.” Ulises Lorente, Export Manager at EVVA, added, “We see SBD also as a platform for getting into closer contact with other leading companies in the UK working on security and prevention issues.”