After acquiring ARD last April, VITAPROTECH Group, a European provider of access control and security systems and technologies for critical sites, is continuing its growth strategy with the implementation of its internationalization strategy, and has purchased TDSi, a manufacturer of integrated access control systems in the U.K. 

The acquisition of TDSi aligns with VITAPROTECH Group's growth strategy to develop export sales of technological security solutions for sites all around the world. 

For over 35 years, TDSi has been offering a vast range of readers, controllers and software systems through its customer network, primarily in the United Kingdom, France, Asia and the Middle East. 

This acquisition will enable VITAPROTECH to expand its access control portfolio, to strengthen the group's export presence and to access international distribution networks in the sector. 

For TDSi, this merger will allow it to speed up the finalization of its new range of GARDiS products including the launch of Access Control as a Service through the GARDiS ONVIF Compatible Open Source software platform. TDSi will also benefit from the additional resources that the VITAPROTECH Group brings to strengthen its market penetration in markets it currently doesn’t service through the use of VITAPROTECH Group business development and sales teams across the world. 

TDSi will become the logistics and technical base in the United Kingdom, providing an optimized service for the U.K. market for all the companies within the VITAPROTECH Group.