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Acquisition of majority stake in Dorsët Kaba and three additional businesses completed


Kaba Group completed the acquisition of an additional 25% of shares in Dorset Kaba (India) on 31 July 2014, and now owns 74% of this joint venture. All formalities of the transaction have been settled and the Indian authorities have given the necessary approvals for the announced acquisition.

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New division: Kaba focuses and strengthens business in Asia


Kaba is adjusting its group structure. The existing Access + Data Systems (ADS) EMEA/AP division is being split into an ADS EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) division and an ADS AP (Asia Pacific) division. ADS EMEA will remain under the proven leadership of Roberto Gaspari. Jim-Heng Lee will take over responsibility for the new ADS AP division as COO and Member of the Executive Board.

Patrick Grawehr is resigning from his position as Chief of Staff and member of the Executive Committee of Kaba Group, with effect from 31 October 2014.

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Kaba customers receive secure access with smartphones


In the future Kaba customers can simply use their smartphones to obtain access to buildings. In Switzerland this application has been brought to smartphones by the Wallet-App Tapit. Tapit is supported by the three telecommunication providers Swisscom, Orange and Sunrise and have thereby achieved excellent coverage.

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Kaba launches Kaba Mobile Access Solutions at HITEC


Kaba invites HITEC attendees to experience secure mobile credential deployment via a cloud-based mobile access system and a BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) enabled at-lock guest experience.

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Majority stake in Dorsët Kaba joint venture: Kaba increases its investment in India


Kaba acquires another 25% of the shares of the Dorset Kaba joint venture and gets majority stake (from 49% to 74%). This will give the company the opportunity to establish a stronger presence in the Indian market. Kaba now has direct access to a distribution network of more than 1,800 retailers and distribution partners. Dorset Kaba employs around 1,000 people and achieves annual sales of CHF 22 million.

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Foto: M. Nagl, 2014

Kaba access control in Austria's tallest building


At the DC Tower 1, Kaba access control systems are used for the smart management of visitor flows. At 250 meters and 60 storeys high, Austria's tallest building now dominates the Vienna skyline. The tower, which was opened in February 2014, has been praised for its cleverly designed infrastructure, low operating costs and energy consumption, and its innovative use of building technologies.

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