Bernhard Sommer, a keen sportsman, completed the Hamburg Triathlon in two hours and fifty-eight minutes on 13 July 2014, the day of the German World Cup victory in Brazil. Twelve days later he was sitting together with GIT SECURITY to review his first year as CEO of SimonsVoss - and to cast a look to the future of the pioneers in digital lock technology, access control and lock organization.
SimonsVoss has enhanced its Electronic Locking and Access Control System 3060 with a newly designed protection function. With it, door locking devices can be activated or deactivated in a split second in the event of an emergency. Users and operators of large buildings, particularly those in the public sector and the health care and education sectors, often wish for an additional protection system which can be quickly put to use in critical situations.
SimonsVoss has received factory certification from Lenel Systems for the OnGuard access control system on its Digital Locking and Access Control System 3060.
SimonsVoss is officially certified by Lenel as an OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP) partner for that solution. Lenel, a market leader in access control security, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
A much-valued expert and well known on the market, Sommer took over the top management position at SimonsVoss Technologies. This 49-year-old engineer and business graduate successfully managed Somfy GmbH over the last few years and is strongly identified with the success story of this world market leader in drive and control solutions for access, roller shutters and solar protection systems.
While smudged makeup could be considered a minor emergency, the breakout of a fire or someone going on the rampage in a public building is a far more urgent situation that demands an instant reaction. SimonsVoss has enhanced their 3060 access control system with a solution for just such situations.
Just off the coast of Morocco, around 1,300 kilometers from the Spanish mainland, lies sunny Tenerife - the largest of the Canary Islands. The year-round mild climate, diverse vegetation, bizarre volcanic landscapes, fantastic beaches and a multitude of sport and cultural activities attract around five million (long-term) holidaymakers each year. Since the start of 2010, SimonsVoss has been providing protection for both property owners and tenants in Atlantic View, a luxurious holiday and housing development on the south of the island near Las Galletas.
SimonsVoss can look back on a highly successful year and, according to a study by a strategy consulting company, landed in the top ten of the leading German medium-sized companies with regard to earnings and turnover growth. Power of innovation and high customer focus formed the basis of this success. The company is currently investing 6 million Euro in a new production facility in Saxony-Anhalt.
On April 12, 2012, SimonsVoss delivered its millionth digital locking cylinder to Trinity Hall, a prestigious College of Cambridge University. During a ceremonial handover, SimonsVoss CEO Hans-Gernot Illig also presented an original cylinder embedded in clear acrylic to the college's bursar, Paul ffolkes Davis, observed by the Senior Tutor, Dr Nick Bampos and the Junior Bursar, Glen Sharp. The millionth digital cylinder produced by SimonsVoss was also installed during the ceremony.
SimonsVoss Technologies AG has reported group sales of Euro 46.4 million for the fiscal year 2011. The European market leader for electronic locking and access control systems has exceeded sales by an impressive 18 percent compared with the previous year.
SimonsVoss Technologies further extends its European presence and opens the Nordic region sales office in Stockholm.
In view of the very positive business development during the last years SimonsVoss has decided to implement its own sales organisation to further develop the market. Daniel Rumack has been appointed as Sales Manager Nordic Region to lead those activities. Prior to joining SimonsVoss, Daniel Rumack was responsible for the sales and marketing activities for the Kaba AB access control products.