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Salto Systems Buys Majority Stake in Bluefield Smart Access

Bluefield focuses on automating the registration, authentication and authorization processes of access cards, license plates and more.

OIARTZUN, Spain — Salto Systems is investing in the Dutch company Bluefield Smart Access, strengthening its portfolio of access control solutions. The investment enables Bluefield to anticipate the rapid international growth of opportunities concerning its unique Cloud-technology solutions, according to an announcement.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Bluefield specializes in the development and implementation of physical identity and access management and integration solutions for corporate, industrial, real estate and other markets.

The solutions developed by Bluefield focus on automating the registration, authentication and authorization processes of persons, identifiers such as access cards, cell phones, license plates and access authorizations.

“We’re convinced that with Salto’s support, Bluefield Smart Access will take another step in the further growth of our company and its capabilities,” says Bluefield CEO Hans Stegeman. “I was already proud of what we have achieved as a team in a short time, but now even prouder with this international cooperation. I’m very much looking forward to this partnership.”

In addition to Bluefield Smart Access, Salto Systems has added Gantner (Austria), Clay (Netherlands), Conlan (Denmark) and Danalock (Denmark), and most recently Cognitec Systems (Germany), to its portfolio in recent years, strengthening its position in Cloud solutions, identity and access solutions, as well as integrations, mobile access and customer-centric solutions.

While Bluefield will continue to operate independently and execute its solutions and services as they currently do, the two companies look forward to combining competencies and leveraging their technical knowledge and expertise, according to the announcement.