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Joint venture between Iseo and Locken: the strength of synergies

03/21/2017 - 00:00

This joint venture, between two companies with strong entrepreneurial and family culture, harnesses ISEO’s industrial know-how and Locken’s leading software & services expertise. It reflects Locken’s ambition to strengthen its leadership position in cable free access control solutions and the smart digital key market, while also offering complementary technologies.

Roland de la Chapelle, Locken’s CEO, explains: “After 14 years of continuous development, and materialised by the 150,000 sites equipped with our solution, we wanted to leverage our expertise into new industries and technologies. Joining forces with ISEO represents an important lever for growth, providing Locken with an expanded path for success. For example it will enable us to offer a wider breadth of products, meet additional certifications for certain niche markets and access new customers also building on ISEO Group’s strong international presence. These are all key factors instrumental for our future growth.”
Now actively looking at all cable free access control projects within the Group, the field is wide open for Locken to build on its expertise and contribute to the expansion of the group’s electronics arm. This has already been demonstrated by the integration of new communication technologies, such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Bluetooth, which open up the possibility of new services in the access control field.

About Locken


Established in 2003, Locken provides cable-free access control solutions. A frontrunner in the smart digital key market, Locken has specialised in developing added-value IT solutions and services for infrastructure groups wanting tailor-made, integrated access management solutions.

About Iseo


The ISEO Group is a leading Italian family-run business.
Established in 1969, the company designs, manufactures and markets intelligent access management systems for increased personal safety and assured break-in resistance.
Very much geared to the global marketplace, the ISEO Group has an extensive international presence thanks to its two-pronged strategy of creation and acquisition of local companies.
ISEO’s primary objective is to provide optimal quality and the group has always stressed the importance of expertise, integrity and reliability.
The ISEO Group currently has 1,200 employees. It has commercial subsidiaries in Dubai, Spain, South Africa and Asia, and production sites in France, Germany, Spain, Romania and Italy.