HID Global and ASSA ABLOY ITG merge

Feb. 21, 2008
HID joins Omnikey, Sokymat, other companies in Identification Technologies Group

HID Global, a business unit with ASSA ABLOY, announced this morning that it will be merging with ASSA ABLOY's Identification Technologies (ITG) and the full group will be assuming the HID Global brand and name.

The ITG division is formed by access and identification offerings from Omnikey, Sokymat, ACG Identification Technologies, Novacard do Brasil, and VisionCard, plus the recent addition of HID Global. The company's product offerings range from access control readers, passport readers and e-passport solutions, smart cards, tags and more.

HID Global's president and CEO Denis Hebert said the merger "makes perfect sense when you consider the synergies between the two groups and the common dynamics of the markets we serve."

Hebert said the merger will not impact HID Global's customers, but would actually boost the company's ability to provide customers converged solutions for identity verification, physical security and network access control.

The ITG is on the web at www.aaitg.com.