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Allegion bolsters e-bike leadership through new alliance with Conneqtech

Allegion bolsters e-bike leadership through new alliance with Conneqtech
Allegion, a global security products and solutions provider, has made, through one of its subsidiaries, an equity investment in European IoT mobility platform developer Conneqtech.

Founded in the Netherlands in 2014, Conneqtech develops platforms that enable connected mobility with GPS and rental tracking, specializing in IoT solutions for bicycles, as well as healthcare applications. Conneqtech has already partnered with one of Allegion’s leading portable security brands, AXA, to develop the AXA Connect. The solution allows cyclists to stay in touch with their bicycles via a smartphone. Bicycles can be followed live, traced and protected against theft using a personalized app.

This is Allegion’s second European IoT investment in 2018, as Allegion Senior Vice President and President of EMEIA Lúcia Veiga Moretti also announced a strategic investment in smart-home innovator Nuki in February. She noted that Allegion is committed to leading the electromechanical convergence in the security industry across all of its businesses.

“We are excited to be working with another pioneer in the European IoT markets – Conneqtech,” Veiga Moretti said. “Allegion’s Global Portable Security business is a leader in the marketplace with the continued innovation of our trusted AXA, Kryptonite and Trelock brands. As we look for new ways to provide increased value for our customers, complementing our strong mechanical heritage with intelligent solutions is at the top of the list.”     
Allegion and Conneqtech will work together to continue developing best-in-class connected solutions and bring them to new markets.

“We believe that Allegion is a partner who’s truly committed to industry-leading innovation,” said Conneqtech Founder and CEO Bart Visser. “Our team looks forward to driving the next generation of e-bike solutions together.”

The partnership is consistent with Allegion’s strategy to drive growth and create shareholder value by investing in new technologies.

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