Kaba At Capital Market Day: Pushing Innovation

Source: Kaba


Capital Market Day is when investors from around the world come to assess a company’s financial targets, operations, and strategies. The 2014 Capital Market Day focused on market developments and product innovations. Kaba, being one of the world’s leading providers of innovative security systems, attended and spoke on their various innovations in Access and Data Systems, with a specific focus on the ADS Americas Division.

The internationally active Kaba continued its current investment cycle, demonstrating their investments in markets, product innovations and infrastructure during the 2014-2015 financial year. These investments keep up with Kaba’s medium-term targets which are an 18% EBITDA margin with the intended organic growth of 5% to 6%.

Kaba’s main focus at CMD this year was innovation. While they provided a summary of their general product overview, Kaba accentuated the latest developments in its Mobile Access Solutions business and demonstrated their new manufacturing facilities for its Swiss modular cylinder. They also gave a detailed statement on the importance of their ADS Americas division, which focuses on providing hotel locking systems, high security locks, and push button locks.

Electronic Push Button

Electronic Push Button

And Mechanical Push Button Options

And Mechanical Push Button Options

ADS Americas and its workforce of over 1000 yielded sales of CHF 237.9 million, or 22% of Group sales according to Kaba. They reached an organic growth of 5.2% with a EBITDA margin of 29.6%. ADS Americas has profitably increased their product portfolio in North and South America. They plan on reinforcing their market position by both investing and keeping their current level of profitability.

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