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Industry Leader Emerges: DORMA and Kaba form dorma+kaba Group. Combined dorma+kaba Group Brand Now One of Top 3 Global Access Providers

MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – October 20, 2015 – Kaba announced on 1 September 2015 that its merger with DORMA is finalized. The new company, dorma+kaba Group, with pro forma annual sales of more than CHF 2B ($2.1B) and more than 16,000 staff in 50 countries, is one of the top 3 firms in global access control. Kaba provides the Saflok™ and ILCO™ brands of electronic locks.  Click here for information on Kaba electronic locks.

DORMA products in wide use throughout hospitality industry

DORMA’s automatic doors and Crane revolving doors are in wide use throughout the hospitality industry, as are its architectural hardware and crash bar door systems. Further, DORMA’s Modernfold movable wall partitions and glass wall systems are ideal for hotel and flexible conference centers. Click here for information on Dorma products.

“One of the keys to success in the expanding worldwide marketplace is a strong global brand with international services to match. The new dorma+kaba Group clearly provides that,” said Stephen Pollack, Vice President Marketing, Kaba ADS America. “Kaba and DORMA are two of the best-known and valuable brands in their core markets. The companies share a commitment to develop secure, innovative access solutions for buildings of the future. Now they are a global company that will deliver enhanced, complimentary products and services.”  

Customers and partners of Kaba and DORMA will profit from a complimentary product portfolio, geographical presence, value chain, and global service organization. The new company will provide a leading product and service offering from a single source, the dorma+kaba Group.

Latest Kaba RFID locks are mobile access ready

All Kaba RFID door locks shipped today are mobile-access iOS and Android compatible to give operators a flexible choice of guest entry options. Kaba mobile locks use a cloud-based mobile access system and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) to deliver a seamless, reliable, and highly secure guest experience. The flexibility of Kaba's mobile access solutions ensure that properties can meet travelers' emerging demand for greater mobile compatibility. Guests can check-in online with their mobile device, and use it during their stay as their very own mobile room key.

Are you ready for mobile access? Download a 6-point checklist for hoteliers

Is your property ready to install mobile access door lock systems for a superior guest experience? Find out now. Click here to download Kaba's white paper: “How Hoteliers Can Get to Secure Mobile Key: Understand what lies beyond the Tip of the Mobile Access Iceberg”

About Kaba – Beyond Security

With its innovative products, systems, and services, globally active technology group Kaba (part of dorma+kaba Holding AG, SIX Swiss Exchange: DOKA) is a leading provider of high quality access management solutions, locks, cylinders, physical access systems, enterprise data and time recording, and hotel access systems. The Group is also the global market leader for high security locks, key blanks, transponder keys, and key manufacturing machines. For more than 150 years, Kaba has set trends in security and beyond – in terms of functionality, convenience, and design -- always with a focus on optimum value to customers. Kaba provides the Saflok and ILCO electronic locking solutions. www.kaba.com  and www.kabalodging.com

Contact: Stephen Pollack, Vice President Marketing

stephen.pollack@kaba.com / 1-859-253-4744 x3542

About dorma+kaba – a new industry leader is born

The merger of the businesses of Kaba Group, headquartered in Rümlang (Switzerland) and Dorma Group, based in Ennepetal (Germany), was completed on 1 September 2015. Together, dorma+kaba are one of the top 3 global companies in the market for security and access solutions, with pro forma sales of over CHF 2 billion, and around 16,000 employees.

SIX Swiss Exchange: DOKA (formerly: KABN / KABNE)

Further information at www.dormakaba.com

Contact: Julie Keyser-Squires, APR

Julie@softscribeinc.com / 1-404-256-5512

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