HID Global, Irvine, Calif., announced that it joined forces with the ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG). The merged organization will now operate as one company: HID Global. The overall objective of the merger is to strengthen the value proposition to its customers by optimizing the combined resources and capabilities of HID Global and ITG, specifically in the areas of technology development, innovative identity solutions and enhanced worldwide delivery.
“The merger of ITG and HID makes perfect sense when you consider the synergies
between the two groups and the common dynamics of the markets we serve,” said
Denis Hébert, president and CEO of HID Global, and executive vice president, ASSA
ABLOY. “We are excited about the enormous potential we have to strengthen the
value we can provide to our customers’ businesses.”
A result of external market trends toward converged secure identity solutions,
the merger addresses changing customer requirements for integrated solutions
from trusted suppliers. It will also increase HID Global’s ability to enhance
relationships with channel partners by serving them with products and programs
that are designed to meet their specific needs as OEMs, resellers, installers,
systems integrators and distributors.
In the short term, HID Global customers will continue to receive the same
products and services, as well as have the same sales and support contacts.
Customers can expect to see an increase in converged and vertical market
solutions for secure identity-related applications, benefiting from the
combined organization’s worldwide delivery capabilities, global channel
management and a partnership with a trusted supplier focused on total customer
value. HID Global channels will continue to see the Sokymat and OmniKey product
brands through this transition.
HID Global and ASSA ABLOY ITG Merge
April 1, 2008