Convergint Grows European Presence With Universal Security Buy
The deal welcomes nearly 100 Universal Security Systems employees, strengthening Convergint’s vertical market expertise.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Convergint announces the acquisition of Universal Security Systems, a European security systems integrator headquartered in London, with offices in Copenhagen and Pohjoisesplanadi, Finland.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The acquisition follows several growth initiatives for Convergint across the European market, bolstering its global footprint, deepening vertical market expertise and enabling the company to meet increased demand across several markets.
With more than 30 years of industry experience, Universal Security Systems specializes as a security technology integrator in designing, installing and supporting converged security solutions. The company’s portfolio includes network-based security systems, enterprise access control and intrusion detection systems across several vertical markets, including financial, education, government and data centers.
Universal Security Systems prides itself on being at the forefront of innovation, embracing new technologies to enhance clients’ performance, reliability and efficiency, according to the announcement. With a strong track record of completing complex, multisite and international projects for key marquee customers, the company remains committed to investing in its culture, ensuring the delivery of best-in-class customer service.
“We are thrilled to be embarking on this new journey together. Universal Security Systems has an impeccable reputation for delivering paramount service and value across the European market,” says Ken Lochiatto, CEO of Convergint. “The convergence of two outstanding companies with deep vertical market expertise will be of great benefit to both our colleagues and customers, further enhancing Convergint’s commitment to provide exceptional customer service.”
Universal Security Systems shares a similar service-first vision, in alignment with Convergint’s longstanding stated values and beliefs. As a result of this acquisition, nearly 100 colleagues will join Convergint, where they will continue to foster a diverse, inclusive, colleague-driven culture and deliver unmatched value to their customers across the European market.
“In the past 30 years, we have built an incredible reputation across the European market with strong client retention,” says Paul Mangham, co-founder of Universal Security Systems. “As we move forward, we remain committed to delivering the best solutions, installation, and servicing possible. The combined knowledge and innovation from both companies will undoubtedly bring immense value to our customer base.”
“It’s an exciting time for our company, and what we’ve built in the past thirty years couldn’t have been possible without the support of our colleagues and customers,” says James Crouch, co-founder of Universal Security Systems. “Companies today are not only looking for innovative solutions but consistency in the way services are delivered, something Universal and Convergint strongly align on. We couldn’t be more excited to be joining Convergint, a person-first company with a big vision toward the future.”
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