ASSA ABLOY has acquired Biosite Systems, a globally renowned solutions provider of biometric access control to the UK construction industry. "I am very pleased to welcome Biosite and their employees into the ASSA ABLOY Group. Biosite is a strategic technological addition to the ASSA ABLOY Group. The company will reinforce our current offering within solutions for access control and will provide complementary growth opportunities,” says Nico Delvaux, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY. Biometric access management solutions expert “Biosite offers biometric access- and workforce management solutions to the construction sector; maximising security and safety whilst providing full visibility to material-, design plans- and people flow on the construction site. Combining hardware, software and services the company is a very good fit with ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions,” says Christophe Sut, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Technologies business unit Global Solutions, ASSA ABLOY. Biosite was founded in 2010, has some 140 employees and the main office is located in Solihull, United Kingdom. Sales in 2019 amounted to about GBP 14 million (approx. SEK 175 million) and the acquisition will be dilutive to EPS from start.
HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, announces Bjorn Lidefelt has been named President and CEO. Bjorn joins the company after serving as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at HID parent company ASSA ABLOY, where he oversaw branding, communications, commercial development and strategy. He also has extensive experience in international sales and marketing, having spent more than nine years in Asia Pacific markets including China and Malaysia. Delivering industry-leading solutions “Bjorn has had a very successful journey with our organisation, and will bring a wealth of experience and perspective from various roles and markets to HID,” said Nico Delvaux, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY. Bjorn holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Linkoping, Sweden, majoring in computer science and marketing. He succeeds Stefan Widing, who led HID Global for over four years. “I look forward to leading a dedicated and talented global workforce focused on delivering industry-leading solutions to governments, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and some of the most innovative companies on the planet to create trusted physical and digital places,” Bjorn added.
ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire AM Group, an Australian industrial door company within entrance automation. "I am very pleased to welcome AM Group and their employees into the ASSA ABLOY Group. I welcome this complementary addition to our business, specialising in innovative entrance automation,” says Nico Delvaux, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY. Rolling steel doors and bi-fold doors “AM Group complements both our product offering and our geographic coverage in Australia. By adding their strong product portfolio, which includes rolling steel doors and bi-fold doors, to ASSA ABLOY’s commercial network, technologies and competences, we will continue our successful journey,” says Mogens Jensen, Executive Vice President of ASSA ABLOY and Head of Entrance Systems Division. AM Group was founded in Australia in 1923 and has 425 employees. The head office is located in Sydney, Australia. Sales for 2019 are expected to reach about AUD 120 million (approx. SEK 800 million) with a good EBIT margin and the acquisition will be accretive to EPS from the start. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions and is expected to close during the first quarter of 2020.
ASSA ABLOY has acquired LifeSafety Power, a US supplier of smart integrated access control power solutions for OEMs, integrators and end-users. "I am very pleased to welcome LifeSafety Power into the ASSA ABLOY Group. LifeSafety Power constitutes a strategic addition to the Group and reinforces our position in access control solutions,” says Nico Delvaux, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY. Access control portfolio "LifeSafety Power is a great complement to our access control portfolio – we are looking forward to incorporating their knowledge of power supply as well as power consumption throughout our access control portfolio," says Lucas Boselli, Executive Vice President of ASSA ABLOY and Head of the Americas Division. LifeSafety Power was established in 2009 and has some 65 employees. The main office is located in Libertyville, Illinois. Sales for 2019 are expected to reach about USD 30 million (approx. SEK 290 million) with a good EBIT margin and the acquisition will be accretive to EPS from start.
ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions, has enjoyed another hugely successful year at IFSEC 2018, demonstrating its extensive range of technology-driven security innovations to end users in key markets. Attendees to ASSA ABLOY’s stand at IFSEC 2018 were able to discover the latest innovations from the company to help ‘access smarter thinking’. Solutions from the company’s leading brands, including ASSA ABLOY Access Control, Abloy and Traka, were on display, covering access control, identification technology, entrance automation and integrated security solutions. Those in the education sector were able to see how our Aperio wireless locking technology can help schools and universities cut energy costs Different market-related products ASSA ABLOY demonstrated its expertise and experience across an extensive range of key markets at the event, including commercial, education, critical infrastructure, SMEs and multi-use, emergency services and defence. Nico Delvaux, ASSA ABLOY’s new President and CEO, also made an appearance on the stand and witnessed the company’s doorsets put to the test in the BRE’s dedicated Attack Zone, illustrating the difference between certified and non-approved products. Gareth Ellams, Access Control Managing Director said: “With a constant stream of visitors to our stand, we could not be happier with how this year’s IFSEC went. Footfall was up from previous years and we managed to speak to many end users in the key markets we offer solutions for. Cloud-based locking technology “The event provided a fantastic platform to showcase our innovative, technology-driven solutions and the key markets these serve. For example, those in the education sector were able to see how our Aperio wireless locking technology can help schools and universities cut energy costs, reduce time and money spent on maintenance, and help deliver a flexible access control solution that can be adapted and updated when needed. The new mobile solution OpenowTM enables users to unlock protected doors using their smartphones via an encrypted Bluetooth connection “Meanwhile, those operating in critical infrastructure environments could see how our cloud-based, programmable locking technology can easily integrate with an organisation’s telemetry systems, to help improve efficiencies and protect the nation’s infrastructure. “Meeting the specific needs of some of the most demanding environments, our exhibition stand provided a fantastic platform for us to share the very latest security solutions that can protect against even the most challenging threats.” SMARTair and OpenowTM access control Innovations from ASSA ABLOY Access Control at IFSEC 2018 included SMARTair, a modular and fully scalable access control system. SMARTair ensures organisations remain in control of their site – who enters, where and when – at all times, in real time. The new mobile solution OpenowTM was also presented, enabling users to unlock protected doors using their smartphones, via an encrypted Bluetooth connection. The Aperio H100 was also presented, which packs the power and flexibility of wireless access control into a slim, cleverly designed door handle. The brand’s OEM partners ACS and TDSi were also available on the stand to help demonstrate how easy Aperio is to integrate with a vast range of new and existing access control systems. Traka exhibited its latest key and asset management solutions including Traka Web, an innovative software for centrally managing Traka key and locker systemsIntegrated lock and key management Abloy showcased its complete CLIQTM portfolio for critical national infrastructure applications, helping secure business resilience and continuity of service with remote access management. Its integrated locking and key management solutions include PROTEC2 CLIQTM, CLIQ Go and eCLIQ. The brand also presented Abloy OS, an intuitive map-based user interface and the ABLOY PULSE digital locking and access management system. Traka exhibited its latest key and asset management solutions. This included live demonstrations of Traka Web, an innovative software for centrally managing Traka key and locker systems. The brand also demonstrated how Traka can be integrated with different access control systems, including ARX and Lenel. The new V-Touch key management system from Traka was also on display. Capable of accommodating up to five sets of keys, the cabinet provides assured key control for critical keys at multiple locations, from a compact unit where space is at a premium.
ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions, announced the company is working to support mobile access capabilities for student IDs with Apple Wallet. When student ID cards are added to Wallet on iPhone with iOS 12 or Apple Watch with watch OS 5, students and faculty will have an easier and more convenient way to open doors, make payments on and around campus, and enable other student ID driven functionality on a university campus. “We are proud to work with Apple to drive this innovation,” said Nico Delvaux, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY. “ASSA ABLOY will leverage its expertise in mobile access to support Apple’s efforts to make it easier to access dorm rooms with contactless student IDs, which we feel will help open doors to their future.” Opening doors using iPhones and Apple watches This fall, with contactless student IDs, students and faculty will be able to use their iPhones and Apple Watches to open doors in buildings. ASSA ABLOY’s reader technology, combined with embedded HID technology in ASSA ABLOY locks, will be part of a broader technology solution that unlocks the possibilities for mobile student IDs on university campuses. As the global market leader in mobile access technology, ASSA ABLOY has a proven track record of success delivering mobile access readers and credentials worldwide, providing customised solutions that meet evolving user requirements.
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