SCM Microsystems and Identive Group, a provider of products, services and solutions for the security, identification and RFID industries, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire RockWest Technology Group, an identification and security solutions provider.
RockWest provides ID management solutions and services to the education, government, corporate, casino and healthcare markets in the southwest region of the U.S. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Denver, Colorado, with branch offices in California, Arizona and New Mexico employing 43 people.
RockWest's focus on ID issuance and personalization and ID system integration complements Identive Group's identity management solutions and services business. Following the transaction, RockWest will be integrated into Identive's multicard business and provide a portal for entry into the US marketplace.
"The demand for identity management solutions continues to grow and RockWest has established itself as a player in the US market. RockWest is solid and profitable with an experienced management team. The company has built a portfolio of ID and security offerings, including a number of applications that it has worked closely with its customers to develop," said Ayman Ashour, Chairman and CEO of Identive Group.
stated, "Identive's group companies cover segments of the identification systems value chain. Being part of Identive will give greater scale and resources to accelerate growth and allow us to work together with other companies in the group to enhance our ability to capture expanding market opportunities. We are excited to be joining a team that shares our vision of the industry and is focused on profitable growth," said George Levy, Cofounder and CEO of RockWest Technology Group.