Kaba news

Kaba reaches 1 billion Swiss francs of sales - Annual results to 30 June 2014

Rümlang,

Kaba Group has posted pleasing results for the 2013/2014 financial year. The company reached the major milestone of one billion Swiss francs of sales: consolidated sales rose 4.1% to CHF 1,003.5 million (prior year: CHF 964.3 million). In local currency, sales even went up by 5.2%. This outcome easily exceeded Kaba’s target of 1.5% to 2.5% organic growth.

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

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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

Rümlang,

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

Rümlang,

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

Montreal,

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

Rümlang,

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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Kaba access control in Austria's tallest building

Herzogenburg,

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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Half-year results to 31 December 2013: Kaba posts growth and keeps investing

Rümlang,

Kaba reported growth of 3.3% for the first half of the 2013/2014 financial year, generating sales of CHF 480.9 million. In local currency, the Group grew by 4.3%. The company achieved EBITDA of CHF 74.7 million, giving an EBITDA margin of 15.5%. Net profit came to CHF 40.1 million.

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Kaba switches from IFRS to Swiss GAAP FER

Rümlang,

The Board of Directors of Kaba Holding AG has decided to change to Swiss GAAP FER for the preparation of the company's consolidated accounts as from the new financial year (starting 1 July 2014). Kaba's registered shares remain listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and are still included in the Swiss Performance Index (SPI).

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Kaba expands activities in Brazilian market - Acquisition of Task Sistemas de Computação S/A

Rümlang,

By acquiring Task Sistemas de Computação S/A, based in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Kaba Group is expanding its activities in the promising Brazilian market. The company, which has its own assembly operation, supplies private and business customers through three offices and more than ten distribution partners.

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B-web 9600 iF product design award 2014

Time Recording Terminal B-web 96 00 Wins iF Product Design Award 2014

Villingen-Schwenningen,

The terminal B-web 96 00 impressed the jury of the 2014 iF product design award with to its conservative form and clear lines. The awards ceremony, the 2014 iF design awards night, will be held on February 28, 2014 in Munich as part of "Munich Creative Business Week".

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Kaba's Food Defence Day proves very popular: food industry shows great interest in better security

Warstein,

Judging by the great interest shown by around 140 participants at Kaba's special event on "Food Defence", the company has hit a nerve with its focus on improving security in the food industry. The event was also transmitted live over the internet by LIVE Webcast.

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