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SKIDATA sells 25% Stake in Production Partner Digital Elektronik and Announces Joint Venture with Indian Distribution Partner

Groedig/Salzburg (Austria) SKIDATA AG, a subsidiary of the Swiss Kudelski Group and world leader in physical access solutions, announces that it has sold its 25% stake in production partner Digital Elektronik GmbH to CARA Beteiligungs-GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of A. u. R. Auer Privatstiftung. However, the excellent cooperation between SKIDATA and Digital Elektronik wil
The sale is in line with SKIDATAs strategy of focussing on its core competencies in research & development. SKIDATAs other strategic objective is the systematic expansion of its market presence worldwide.

Joint Venture with Indian Distribution Partner Hinditron-SKIDATA

SKIDATA has acquired a 49% stake in its local Indian distribution partner Hinditron-SKIDATA to form a joint venture, with an option of increasing its stake in the future. Nimish Sonawala, managing director of Hinditron-SKIDATA, will continue to head the company, which will be known as SKIDATA (India) Pvt. Ltd. This move follows SKIDATAs highly successful market entry in India and the conclusion of contracts with major Indian hub airports and prestigious shopping malls. Further projects are already in the pipeline.

Strategic worldwide growth both organic and inorganic remains a key objective for us, says Charles Egli, CEO of SKIDATA AG. Joining forces with Hinditron will allow us to strengthen our cooperation in order to grow our market presence in this high-potential market. Nimish Sonawala says, This joint venture will enhance our existing sales and support channels and serve as proof to the Indian customers that SKIDATA is going to be a long-term player in India.


Headquartered in Grödig/Salzburg (Austria) and represented on all continents, SKIDATA AG (www.skidata.com) is an international market leader in access management and ticketing solutions for controlled access of persons and vehicles to buildings and venues. Reference clients include renowned ski resorts, international airports, sports venues, and leisure parks. Currently more than 6,000 SKIDATA applications are in operation worldwide. SKIDATA is a member of Swiss-based Kudelski Group (SWX: KUD.VX, www.nagra.com), a world leader in digital security technology.

About Digital Elektronik

DE_Logo.gifDigital Elektronik GmbH (www.digital-elektronik.com) is a service provider in mechatronics and stands for utmost flexibility in the development and production of components and devices in accordance with customer specifications. Our production range includes PCB assembly, electronic and precision mechanical assemblies, device manufacturing, and lighting solutions based on POWER-LED technology.

About Hinditron

logo-hinditron.gifHinditron Group of Companies (www.hinditron.com) is leader in the field of Information Technology, Instrumentation, High Performance Computing, IT Enabled Services and Access Control in India. Hinditron provides complete solutions to its clients a broad spectrum of industries in India and abroad. Its success in the last 40 years is due to its uncompromising commitment to its business associates, creating an environment to stimulate growth for its employees and sustained efforts to ensure lasting customer satisfaction. This has resulted in creating the right image and lasting visibility for Hinditron in the Indian industrial map.


Andreas Florian
Tel. +43 6246 888 2145
E-Mail andreas.florian@skidata.com

Digital Elektronik GmbH
Richard Auer
Tel.: +43 6246 8966 201
E-Mail: auri@diel.co.at

SKIDATA (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Nimish Sonawala
Tel. +91 22 4218 1000
E-Mail: nimish.sonawala@skidata.com
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