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Dorset Kaba LAUNCHES A NEW TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION IN LOCKING DEVICES

Bangalore, India - Both Dorset and KABA after having entered in joint venture last year, at a Press Conference here at Banglore unleased its first ever high technological and most advanced and legendry range of high security contact less technology based access control system manufactured indiginiously at state of the art plant at Hardwar in UP under the technological agreement and support of Kaba, Switzerland. The company is already manufacturing wide range of locking systems including Mechanical locks and other modern locking devices and a unqiue range of builders hardware,architectural hardware and stunning range of door fittings with Swarovski crystals.

With booming real estate sector in the Country, the installation of adequate security systems has become incidental to building activities and therefore the joint venture is focusing largely on institutional and commercial customers as well as high-end private house owners and OEM’s besides catering to the requirements of a common man.

The Security Systems market in the country is a potential of Rs.1000 crores industry having multiplied four folds in the last five years. The need for security systems is at an all time high across various segments like the Hotel Industry, the Banking and Retail Sector, Research and Academic Establishments, SME’s, Factories and residences. Dorset KABA Security Systems Pvt. Ltd intends to carve a position of market leadership using innovative technology coupled with one of the best-penetrated dealer networks available in the country.

The Security Systems market in the country is a potential of Rs.1000 crores industry having multiplied four folds in the last five years. The need for security systems is at an all time high across various segments like the Hotel Industry, the Banking and Retail Sector, Research and Academic Establishments, SME’s, Factories and residences. Dorset KABA Security Systems Pvt. Ltd intends to carve a position of market leadership using innovative technology coupled with one of the best-penetrated dealer networks available in the country.

Dorset Group of companies has manufacturing facilities at multi locations and is engaged into activities of architectural hardware, technologically advanced locking systems, sanitary fittings and furniture fittings etc.

DORSET & Swiss Company KABA form a venture to re-define Security
~Door Security Systems in India to see an all-time high~

New Delhi, April 26, 2007: With the aim of establishing a leadership position in the arena of door security systems in India, Dorset has entered into a joint venture with Swiss Company KABA. This first ever joint venture in the Indian builders hardware industry will manufacture and distribute a wide range of mechatronic and electronic locks and total access control systems under the brand name “Dorset KABA Security Systems Pvt. Ltd”. KABA will have a financial participation of 49 per cent in the enterprise.

The joint venture will set-up a new manufacturing facility  in Uttaranchal with an total  initial project  investment of Rs. twenty crores in the first phase. The enterprise will introduce mechatronic, electronic and mechanical security access systems under Dorset KABA brand in the first phase.

Dorset KABA aims to provide the most advanced technological array of locking systems to cater across all segments of the market keeping security as the prime objective. Their range of products will bring about a shift in usage from conventional mechanical locks to mechatronic lock systems unavailable in India at present. Dorset KABA will focus on institutional and commercial customers as well as on high-end private clients and OEM’s.

"We are delighted to be working with Dorset for our first venture in India and will contribute our state-of-the-art technology and superior product range to this new partnership. The joint venture aims to achieve a turnover of around CHF 6.0 million in the first year, with a profitability level usual for the sector," says Gerhard Wenger, Senior Vice President, Competence Centre Mechanic & Mechatronic, KABA.

"Our aim is to establish Dorset KABA as a leading provider of mechanical and mechatronic access systems in India. Dorset provides the joint venture an excellent distribution and service network in the subcontinent. Dorset also has a comprehensive product portfolio, in-depth expertise in the production of mechanical access systems and a keen understanding of the Indian market." says, Mr. Rajesh Bansal, Managing Director, Dorset, who is also the National President of the Federation of Indian Hardware Manufacturers and Traders Association'.

With the booming real estate industry in India, the need for security systems is at an all time high across various segments like the Hotel Industry, the Banking and Retail Sector, Research and Academic Establishments, SME’s, Factories and residences. Dorset KABA Security Systems intends to carve a position of market leadership using innovative technology coupled with one of the best-penetrated dealer networks available in the country.

About DORSET (Website: www.dorsetindia.com)

Established in the year 1995,  are manufacturers of door hardware including door locks, door handles,  high precision and goods quality Door closers and Floor Springs  and other builder hardware products of superior quality. It manufactures and markets a diverse range of international standard doorware in different metal compositions like brass, zinc and stainless steel, door fittings adorned with Swarovski crystals; electronic safes and glass fittings. Dorset has already carved for itself an enviable niche in the Indian export market with customers across the Middle East, Australia and South Africa.

It provides complete building hardware solutions to enhance security. Backed by world-class technology and driven by a dedicated team of dynamic professionals, and a young and energetic team of management who are directed and guided by the Board of Directors i.e  Mr. Subhash Bansal and Mr. Sukrit Bansal.

Excellence is a way of life at Dorset, evident in the quality and design of every Dorset product. Aided by an impressive dealer network spanning across the metropolitan cities in India, the company is able to supply its cost effective and innovative product range to a wide section of discerning buyers across the globe.

ABOUT KABA (Website: www.kaba.com)

The KABA Group is a technology leader in the worldwide security industry. KABA is an internationally active, listed company with a turnover of CHF 1 billion in 2006. With its Total Access strategy, KABA provides innovative, comprehensive access control solutions for buildings, facilities and sites, as well as solutions for personal and enterprise data collection that meets customers’ needs for security, organization and convenience. It employs approximately 10,000 staff in more than 60 countries. KABA is also the world market’s No. 1 provider of key blanks, key cutting and coding machines, transponder keys, and high security locks. It is a leading provider of electronic access systems, locks, master key systems, hotel locking systems, security doors, and automatic doors.

KABA can look back on 145 years of history, during which it has become a principal expert and technology leader for various security solutions. KABA provides its customers with tailor-made integrated solutions in order to meet the growing demand for security and user convenience into the future.

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