Dutch Technical Service Provider Unica Acquires Dutch Security Management Specialist EAL
Dutch technical services company Unica recently announced that the company has acquired local security management vendor EAL, based in Apeldoorn (NL). EAL, with more than 50 years of experience in the industry, is regarded as a leading manufacturer of security management and access control systems. EAL systems are used in major hospitals, banks, insurance companies, the Dutch government and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
EAL will become part of the Unica Access & Security business unit, which contains multipe companies that provide systems and services related to access control and security. The companies Nsecure (Dutch market leader in enterprise access and identity management) and Unica Smart Security (management and maintenance of integrated access and security solutions) are also part of this business unit. With the addition of EAL, Unica Access & Security expects that it is the sole company in the Netherlands that is capable to develop, install, manage and maintain complete access control and security systems. Unica believes that an increasing amount of companies are in need of a solution provider that can take full responsibility for both the systems and services related to integrated security solution implementations.
As part of the Unica organisation, EAL is looking to expand and grow its knowledge domains. It can offer its customers a broader range of services and use the expertise of the sister companies in the cluster to broaden the knowledge of the team.
The management of EAL, which in addition to Pascal Vos consists of his brothers Jean Paul Vos (commercial directior) and Stephan Vos (R&D director), will remain closeley associated with EAL and will retain the day-to-day management of the company.
Unica expects to make several acquisitions per year in the coming years. Targeted acquisitions are part of the growth strategy for each of the nine business clusters that make up the Unica network. In addition to strengthening the specialized knowledge domains, the acquisition agenda also focuses on expanding the current national branch network in order to strengthen the regional presence.