Spécialiste de la sécurité pour le contrôle d’accès, les technologies d’identification et l’automatisation des portes, le groupe Assa Abloy annonce l’acquisition du Tchèque LUX-IDent, un fournisseur de composants RFID. Fondé en 2002, LUX-Ident emploie 145 personnes et devrait réaliser un chiffre d’affaires de l’ordre de 17 millions d’euros.

Le groupe Assa Abloy a été fondé en 1994, à la suite de la fusion de la société suédoise Assa et de la société finlandaise Abloy. Depuis sa création en 1994, le groupe Assa Abloy emploie aujourd’hui plus de 47 500 personnes et affiche un chiffre d’affaires annuel de plus de 7,4 milliards d’euros.

Assa Abloy has signed an agreement to acquire LUX-IDent, a provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) components based in the Czech Republic. LUX-IDent was founded in 2002 and has some 145 employees. The main office is located in Lanškroun, Czech Republic. Sales for 2019 are expected to reach about CZK 440 million.

« LUX-IDent is a strategic technological addition to the Assa Abloy Group. The company reinforces our current offering within RFID components. The acquisition of LUX-IDent considerably enhances the Group´s position within smart components and will provide complementary growth opportunities, » says Nico Delvaux, President and CEO of Assa Abloy.

« Our proven leadership in RFID technology positions HID as a premier source of components for a wide variety of RFID use cases and IoT applications. The acquisition of LUX-IDent further optimizes our portfolio with more ways to offer customization in both large and small volume projects, » says Stefan Widing, Executive Vice President and Head of HID Global. « Expanding our presence in Central and Eastern Europe with LUX-IDent will further enhance HID’s ability to serve customers locally while extending our RFID technology into emerging markets. »

The Assa Abloy Group is the global leader in access solutions. The group operates worldwide with 48,500 employees and sales of SEK 84 billion. The group has leading positions in areas such as efficient door openings, trusted identities and entrance automation. Assa Abloy’s innovations enable safe, secure and convenient access to physical and digital places.