Dorma Group and Kaba Group, from Rümlang in Zurich (Switzerland), merged to form dormakaba in September 2015. The merger has created one of the top three companies in the global market for security and access solutions, with pro forma sales of more than CHF 2 billion and around 16,000 employees. dorma+kaba is active in over 50 countries and has a presence, through both production sites and distribution and service offices, in all relevant markets.
Together, the two companies offer their customers a comprehensive portfolio of products, solutions and services for security and building access, so these customers can get everything relating to access and opening and closing doors from a single source. The portfolio includes locking systems – from cylinders, keys and locks right through to fully networked electronic access solutions – but also physical access systems and automatic door systems, as well as a comprehensive range of door hinges and fittings, door controls. These are augmented by products for time and enterprise data recording, high-security locks, horizontal sliding walls and movable partitions.
Through its Silca, Ilco and Advanced Diagnostics brands, the business is also market leader for key blanks, key-cutting machinery and products for the automotive industry, such as transponder keys and programmers.
Both companies have a long tradition of innovation and engineering skill. On the way to its strategic objective of innovation leadership within the industry, dorma+kaba links customer requirements to technological trends and develops a continuous stream of groundbreaking solutions that create added value for customers and users. Around CHF 85 million, or about 5% of consolidated group sales, is invested in innovation and product development each year.