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03 Nov 2021

CAME expands in the UK access control market with the acquisition of Entrotec Ltd

CAME UK Stand: 5/K60

CAME, the global automation manufacturer, continues to invest in their UK expansion within the access control market, broadening the existing range of products by acquiring local market experts, Entrotec Limited.

CAME UK have completed the local acquisition of Entrotec Limited to further expand the UK’s brand portfolio across the group, which amplifies the business operations across all sectors. The new addition of CAME Entrotec unquestionably strengthens further the UK subsidiary of CAME S.p.A, the leading multinational group specialising in automation, access control and security products.

CAME are constantly innovating and introducing new brands and specialist proficiency. Today CAME can rely on world-class expertise to provide control systems for large public facilities and the management of urban and public areas, by offering integrated solutions to meet all needs of people-flow and access control management. Adding CAME Entrotec into the UK & IE group of companies completes a 12-month strategic advancement within the access control industry, that will result in total annual consolidated revenues in excess of €40 million. CAME's acquisition of Entrotec sends a powerful message to the industry, that CAME are committed to the continual growth of the UK Group, within the access control and door entry division. Bringing Entrotec into the CAME family will allow CAME to accelerate the development across the portfolio of products Entrotec offer, from door entry systems to access control solutions. In addition, CAME plans to leverage the market segments in which Entrotec currently operate, unquestionably increasing market share across an array of industries. CAME Entrotec will enhance efficiency with access to the complete CAME range allowing both companies to prosper from shared R&D investments and practises.

Managing Director of CAME UK, James Bostock, expressed the opportunities and exciting future for both companies: “The acquisition of Entrotec brings really exciting times for CAME UK. After the acquisition of CAME KMS back in January 2021, Entrotec were the next natural target for CAME, closing the loop for our group supplying door entry and access control to both the residential & commercial sector and now the very important sector of Local Authority & Social Housing. Combining both the expertise and product ranges of CAME BPT and CAME Entrotec alongside the industry leading access control of CAME KMS, we can now be sure that CAME offer all our clients, irrespective of market sector, an unrivalled solution all under the same CAME banner. Once again we are all extremely thankful to our incredibly supportive parent company who continue to invest in the UK market and the great team of people that we have.”

Founded in Livingston, in 1986, Entrotec has experienced substantial growth across multiple sectors. Entrotec produce a wide range of door entry and access control security solutions for social and residential properties, educational facilities, and commercial buildings. Entrotec success is due in part to its development process, which includes designing, manufacturing, and quality testing all at one location in Scotland. As a result, quality control is maximised, meaning Entrotec produce industry leading products that offer incredible value and quality to its clients.

Entrotec’s commitment to service, quality, and strong customer relationships are the foundations of a company that perfectly align with the brand values of CAME, which is why they became a key target for the growth of the UK Group. Entrotec is currently on an excellent growth trajectory. The goal with the addition of CAME will be to reinforce that path, while strengthening the company via investment and practice integration, allowing CAME Entrotec to fulfil their optimistic growth aspirations. Due to the synchronisation of business models, CAME and Entrotec's compatibility is unique, resulting in a seamless integration, whilst significantly improving and enhancing commercial performance for both companies.

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