Irvine, Calif.-based ASSA ABLOY’s Global Technology Division announced the formation of HID Global, a business entity focused on providing products and services targeted to the needs of key channels within the access control industry. The HID Global structure will combine the HID and Indala brands of access control readers and cards, Access ID secure card solutions, Synercard digital identity and photo card management software solutions, Interlock custom card manufacturing services based in Switzerland, and BUGA electronic cylinders. The products will be supported by regional sales, service, and distribution centers in North America, Latin America, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, including China and India.

“The formation of HID Global represents an unprecedented response to channel dynamics within our industry,” said Denis Hébert, president and CEO of the new organization. “The value proposition this represents to our channels and the users of our products is now greatly enhanced through a more complete service and product offering, enabling easier migration solutions to newer, more powerful technologies.”