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ekey: Europe's #1 for fingerprint access solutions celebrates 10-year anniversary

16 July 2012

In a remarkably short time ekey has grown into Europe's market leader in the field of fingerprint access solutions and is also one of the largest suppliers worldwide. The company recently celebrated 10 years of business success.

In recent years small Austrian software producer, ekey biometric systems GmbH , has developed into a serious player on the global scene. Its research and development rate of 17% makes ekey one of the most innovative high-tech companies in this sector. With its wall-mounted (AP), outlet-mounted (UP) and Integra (IN) finger-scanner models for doors, gates, alarm systems, light switches, intercoms and PC or control panel options, the company offers an extremely broad product spectrum.

ekey finger scanners are in use across the globe – in companies, in public administration, in organisations and in private households. ekey’s client list reads like a Who’s Who of the door and intercom sector. It is almost impossible to find a brand-name manufacturer which does not offer finger scanners from ekey or which has not fully integrated ekey products into its own range.

Around 70 employees at 4 sites in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein/Switzerland and Slovenia recently generated revenue worth almost EUR 9 million. The goal is to break through the EUR 10 million sales barrier in 2012. The Austrians already generate two thirds of business from beyond Austria’s borders. With exports accounting for 65% and a worldwide distribution network which currently encompasses around 70 countries, ekey is one of the best in its sector.