KEBA takes over the self-service specialist KEMAS
The company is the German market leader for transfer solutions
With effect from 31 May 2016, KEBA AG took over KEMAS GmbH, a German company based in Oberlungwitz near Chemnitz.
KEMAS, which was founded in 1991 by Hans-Jürgen Grämer, specializes in self-service solutions related to the transfer of material resources such as keys, post, equipment, tools, textiles, weapons, etc. The transfer solutions facilitate the safe and clear registration, administration, storage, disposition and delivery of objects to various users, which are thus protected against unauthorized access, loss, manipulation and abuse.
The name KEMAS, which bears an accidental resemblance to that of KEBA, has been in use since the foundation of the company and is an acronym derived from “Key Management Systems”.
KEBA has taken an 80 per cent interest in the company, which has a workforce of 75, while the remaining 20 per cent remain in the possession of the company founder and his son. The company is a business success and in the last financial year achieved sales revenues of EUR 7.7 million. The KEMAS name is to be retained and operate under the umbrella KEBA brand. The operative management of the new KEBA subsidiary will also remain in the hands of the established managerial team.
The transfer solutions provided by KEMAS focus on the areas of security, mobility and logistics:
* Security – the secure access control and administration of sensitive objects such as keys, electronic equipment, medicines, car keys, equipment, tools, weapons and documents, etc.
* Mobility – the organization of rented cars and fleets, e.g. the issue and return of vehicle keys, as well as the optimum disposition and automated transfer of vehicles, up to automated electronic licence checks.
* Logistics – the demand-oriented allocation of material resources, e.g. textiles in hospitals, tools and equipment.
KEMAS customers come from branches such as the automotive industry and vehicle retail, the health, justice and police sectors, as well as public offices and authorities. Development work and production take place at the company location in Oberlungwitz (Saxony) and at present KEMAS is largely active in Germany, where it is the market leader in the field of transfer terminals. KEBA sees potential emanating from the internationalization of KEMAS’ proven, top quality solutions, which will take place via KEBA’s numerous branches.
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