SKIDATA growth spurt on four continents

Salzburg, June 30th 2014. SKIDATA is moving forwards with its international expansion and was able to increase its total revenue in 2013 by over 15%. In 2014 it has opened subsidiaries in Malaysia, Turkey, and Uruguay and has acquired an interest in its Australian distributor.

SKIDATA, a leading global access control provider, headquartered in Grödig, Salzburg, is opening three new subsidiaries: SKIDATA Malaysia, Turkey, and Uruguay. SKIDATA underscores its international expertise and expansion strategy with the new offices in Kuala Lumpur, Istanbul, and Montevideo.

The company, based in Grödig, Austria, has been active in these markets for some time and been able to implement over 100 projects in these three countries already. Examples are the Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo, Uruguay, the Kerteh Airport in Malaysia, the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Turkey, hotels such as the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul and the Sheraton Ankara, as well as the Turkish shopping centers ArmoniPark Outlet Center and AVM Capitol.

SKIDATA is also strengthening its cooperation on other continents: the Austrian company acquired an interest in its Australian partner of many years, WTS, last January. Currently, SKIDATA is represented by 19 subsidiaries, 4 joint ventures, and over 100 partners in more than 70 countries. More will follow in the near future. In 2013, SKIDATA's revenue reached to 187 million euros – of growth 15.4% compared to 2012.

"Malaysia, Turkey, and Uruguay are important emerging markets for SKIDATA. In the last few years we have already managed to complete some beautiful and important projects with partners in those countries. We have now taken the next step and established our own subsidiaries in these countries. This allows us to offer all of SKIDATA's expertise on-site and means we are always close to our customers so we can offer them the best service and support. Through our experts from those countries, we can better understand our clients and their cultural context," said Hugo Rohner, CEO at SKIDATA AG.

SKIDATA expertise in the new markets

The new subsidiaries are full-service, covering the entire supply chain, from marketing, consulting, and sales, through planning and project management, including installation and startup, up to expert customer service. The current teams located at SKIDATA's subsidiaries are made up of trained personnel, who have already worked with SKIDATA products in Malaysia, Turkey, and/or Uruguay, as well as employees who have been transferred from the SKIDATA Group.

SKIDATA – an international employer

Founded in Grödig near Salzburg in 1977, SKIDATA has sold products from its headquarters in Grödig in over 70 countries and now serves almost 10,000 customers. Besides the headquarters in Grödig, development also takes place in Klagenfurt, Montmélian, Bangalore, and Dallas. The know-how that this expert in access control possesses is made available to customers from all over the world through the help of subsidiaries, joint ventures, and partners. Detailed know-how about products and solutions is available to international customers through strong cooperation between the local teams in the respective countries and the employees in the development centers.

About SKIDATA

SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, shopping centers, major airports, municipalities, sports stadiums, trade shows, and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.

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