Following a successful 2018/19 season, iLOQ, the pioneer in the digital locking industry, will continue its partnership with the Champions Hockey League (CHL) also for the 2019/20 season. Already in its 6th season, the CHL format is continuing to gain in popularity and visibility with almost half a million on-site spectators and almost 6000 hours of broadcast time across Europe. With 32 teams from 13 leagues competing for the coveted trophy, the action kicks off on 29 August. Standard brand package Teaming up with the CHL brought brand exposure for iLOQ to key markets in the security industry throughout Europe and allowed the Company to offer memorable experiences to their customers and partners. A focus for last season was also to increase the fan experience. iLOQ will continue to be the Official Presenter of the CHL app With digital activation at heart, iLOQ’s partnership with the CHL certainly fulfilled this goal, and the Company will work towards offering more than the standard brand package for fans also for the 2019/20 season. iLOQ will continue to be the Official Presenter of the CHL app. Other digital activations include providing fans with access to pre-game locker room streaming for selected games as well as digital player cards that can be ‘unlocked’. Continuing successful cooperation “We are executing our growth strategy and expanding our business to new markets and segments across Europe. The CHL offers outstanding exposure to the iLOQ brand across many of our key sales areas, from central to northern Europe, which all hold strong affiliations to hockey.” “We are excited to continue successful cooperation with CHL and help spread the word about iLOQ to a wider audience. iLOQ and the CHL are a perfect match since we both place great emphasis on ambition, teamwork and innovation, which, after all, are the cornerstones of a team’s success,” explains Joni Lampinen, CMO of iLOQ.
Business Finland together with Metsä Group is creating the Metsä pavilion for the 2020 summer Olympics and Paralympics in the grounds of Embassy of Finland in the heart of Tokyo. The pavilion will operate as the official National Hospitality House during the Olympics and Paralympics for Finnish teams. Digital locking systems Among the topics promoted in the pavilion are smart energy, sustainability, digitalisation, health and wellbeing Among the topics promoted in the pavilion are smart energy, sustainability, digitalisation, health and wellbeing. It was a logical decision therefore that iLOQ would be a partner of the Metsä pavilion, and deliver its self-powered, digital locking system to the house. iLOQ is an innovator in the locking industry and has a strong portfolio of safe and sustainable products that maximise safety and minimise administration and lifecycle costs. iLOQ’s mobile and digital locking systems are self-powered and enable electronic locking without batteries or cables. They cater to the needs of industry and the utility sector by providing smart locking and secure and simple access management solutions for the buildings and spaces used daily. President and CEO of iLOQ, Heikki Hiltunen, commented: “We are delighted to showcase our state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly digital and mobile access management systems in the Metsä pavilion. This will open business opportunities for us in the Japanese markets and among Japanese customers and will help us establish new connections with partners in the region and globally”. Advanced remote control services In accordance with the Company’s environmental program, iLOQ conserves natural resources and the environment. For example, it maximises the usability of their products, minimises battery and metal waste, favors recyclable packaging and reduces the need for maintenance-related travel by developing advanced remotely control services. Every year, iLOQ’s solutions save 27,000 kg or battery waste and, compared to mechanical locking solutions, 7000 kg of metal waste. The aim of the pavilion is to provide Finnish companies with the opportunity to create new business in Japan and gain new contacts in the market. iLOQ – Metsa platform integartion We are happy to cooperate with iLOQ and present their locking solutions" “We are happy to cooperate with iLOQ and present their locking solutions among other leading Finnish technologies in the Metsä pavilion. We believe that Finland can offer numerous complementary products, services and innovations for Japan” states Petri Tulensalo, Head of Sports Cluster, Business Finland. Joni Lampinen, Chief Marketing Officer, explains: “We are looking forward to working closely with the Metsä pavilion and raising iLOQ’s brand awareness in Asia. We have a lot to offer customers and partners in the region, and they will be able to see this firsthand as our locking systems will be in use in the pavilion”.
On 5 October, iLOQ celebrated its 15th anniversary by hosting a unique business seminar and customer event in Helsinki, Finland. As a part of the celebrations, iLOQ CEO, Heikki Hiltunen, revealed the company’s new brand identity to staff, partners and key customers from Finland and abroad. “Anniversaries are a time to be proud of what we’ve achieved so far; but they also give us the chance to focus on the next stage in our journey, and to a future that’s full of potential. Our new slogan – Making life accessible – is more than just a customer promise. “It is a philosophy that drives us as a company. It communicates that we choose to be present in people’s everyday lives, bringing security and ease to both customers and end users across a wide scope of applications all around the globe. We are in the business of offering people, businesses and organisations freedom from the limitations of the mechanical lock and key,” sums up Heikki Hiltunen. NFC-enabled mobile access technology The company’s innovative technology and software enable electronic locking without batteries or cables to significantly lower maintenanceiLOQ’s self-powered digital locking and mobile access management solutions have already revolutionised the locking industry. The company’s innovative technology and software enable electronic locking without batteries or cables to significantly lower maintenance and lifecycle expenses. While keyless, NFC-enabled mobile access technology and secure cloud-based access sharing simplify daily operations and save time and resources in the utilities industry. “Our business has grown consistently, expanding into new markets, applications and technologies. Our renewed brand is one way of reflecting how far we have come, where we are today, and where we see ourselves in the future,” states Heikki Hiltunen. The strong values on which the company has been founded are still as relevant today as they were 15 years ago. iLOQ remains dedicated to challenging convention and creating solutions that deliver unbeatable performance in terms of reliability, efficiency and sustainability. “In short, at iLOQ, we’re dedicated to putting people first,” explains Joni Lampinen, Chief Marketing Officer, iLOQ. “As we continue to grow, we will continue to focus on what makes us unique and competitive. We are leading innovators in self-powered digital and mobile access management, providing solutions designed to make life easier.”