Los Angeles, CA (January 15, 2015) - SKIDATA has acquired a majority stake in Sentry Control Systems, a leading provider of parking solutions and technology in the United States. Sentry Control Systems has long been one of SKIDATA’s most successful American distributors. With its participation in the company, SKIDATA acquires Sentry’s industry-leading sales and service platform and strengthens its U.S. business.
SKIDATA and Sentry Control Systems have been partners since 2000, and this investment bolsters the relationship between the two companies. With the recent acquisition, Sentry’s executive and management team will remain on board and, together with SKIDATA will jointly continue to develop business in the U.S. market.
"By investing in Sentry we are taking the next step in the growing American parking industry. We are strengthening our US business and from now on can directly serve even more customers who, in turn, benefit from years of know-how and a strong single-source solution - from complete parking management systems, software and hardware, to third party systems and the associated service," said Hugo Rohner, CEO of SKIDATA, speaking about the majority participation.
SKIDATA, founded in Austria in 1977, today operates in over 90 countries, with 10,000 installations, 21 subsidiaries, and 3 joint ventures. The American SKIDATA Inc. Car Access branch was established in March 2002. An additional American subsidiary for people access was opened in 2008.
About Sentry Control Systems
Sentry Control Systems is a national provider of parking solutions and technology. Sentry provides innovative turn-key solutions for, but not limited to: parking access & revenue control (PARCS - SKIDATA), occupancy sensors, enforcement software, permit management systems, mobile apps, and software tools for parking analytics (Frogparking), parking guidance (INDECT), multi-space meters (Global Parking Solutions), and more. Sentry has 30+years of industry experience providing a consultative approach to a wide range of environments: entertainment, retail, office buildings, municipalities, mixed-use, universities, and more. Sentry Control Systems [www.SentryControl.com] a subsidiary of SKIDATA AG [www.SKIDATA.com], a wholly owned subsidiary of the Swiss Kudelski Group [www.NAGRA.com].