DORMA Acquires Farpointe Data
DORMA Americas has added a critical new element in its developing U.S. presence by acquiring Farpointe Data of Sunnyvale, Calif., one of the nation’s premier innovators in radio frequency identification (RFID) for access control.
Acquired Tuesday April 1, 2014, Farpointe Data enables DORMA to provide its customers with superior, integrated designs and enhanced performance from access readers, cards and tags. The acquisition reinforces DORMA’s reputation as a technological trendsetter in access design, technology and manufacturing.
Advanced RFID technology is a Farpointe hallmark. From the company’s low-power technologies to its innovative approach to reader and credential security, Farpointe’s history is marked by aggressive investment and successful development. The company’s products, designed for quick and easy installation, have demonstrated years of reliable, trouble-free service.
These products meet or exceed the requirements of a broad range of applications, including physical and logical access, secure identity and vehicle identification. Among many categories of end users are airports, hospitals, universities, tech installations and government facilities. Farpointe’s products are widely available from an actively growing global network of OEM system manufacturers and international distributors. “It would be hard to imagine a better-realized combination than DORMA and Farpointe Data,” commented DORMA AME AREA President Wil VandeWiel. “The corporate cultures are a good fit. Customer and channel synergies were apparent from the start. It’s clear that the expanded product portfolio that Farpointe brings will be an immense competitive asset for DORMA.”
“The team at DORMA clearly demonstrates the ability to couple growth with careful attention to market channels, all the while adding value to their customers,” adds Scott Lindley, president of Farpointe Data. “We are very excited to be partnered with DORMA, and are confident they are the right company to support Farpointe’s next level of growth.”