OmniCard joins ID-ware Group
Following the acquisition of Netherlands-based OmniCard B.V. by ID-ware Group, both companies are looking forward to their first joint business year.
Huub van der Boom, CEO of OmniCard: ”Since the foundation of OmniCard BV in 2007, my brother Henk van der Boom (major shareholder and CEO of OmniCard) and Ed Dijkers (co-shareholder and Director of Sales) have brought OmniCard to where it is today. . A flourishing company with a permanent base of highly committed employees and customers. Henk had been looking for a successor for some time so that he could work less. Unfortunately, Henk passed away in February 2021, after a short illness. Together with Ed Dijkers, we looked at the best choice for OmniCard in order to give shape not only to the continuity, but also to the company's growth strategy in the best possible way. The acquisition of ID-ware has been a well-considered decision for OmniCard and for ID-ware.”
Ed Dijkers, Sales Director of OmniCard: “We are delighted to become part of one of the largest providers of card management solutions in Europe. We were growing fast as OmniCard, looking to expand our R&D workforce, but that's not easy in this market. By joining ID-ware, our R&D capacity has been expanded with 40 employees in one fell swoop and we have access to the European market. ID-ware's extensive customer portfolio also offers new opportunities to further expand our market position and to offer our clients an even higher solution quality. In addition, ID-ware can benefit from our efficient card production facility in Alphen aan den Rijn. It was also very important to us that OmniCard could continue under its current name, with all employees, and with our own Card Management solution OmniCMS/OmniPAS”. The management of OmniCard will be formed by Ed Dijkers and Bernd Dieckmann (CEO ID-ware). The management team of OmniCard is also supplemented by Sebastian Soentpiet.
Bernd Dieckmann, CEO ID-ware Group says: "With OmniCard we are looking forward to new competent colleagues who are very close to ID-ware not only professionally but also from the company culture!
OmniCard is an established and respected company in the Dutch market and offers excellent services and ID card management solutions to its customers. OmniCard joining ID-ware Group will create benefits and synergies for both parties, benefiting our customers and partners."
With this acquisition, ID-ware Group further strengthens its market position as a leading provider of Physical Identity & Access Management solutions in Europe and expands its solution and service portfolio for further growth.
OmniCard is one of the leading parties in the Netherlands in the development and implementation of Card Management Systems within the Education and Healthcare market. In addition, OmniCard is a supplier and producer of many electronic and graphic card productions for this market, but also for their dealer channel. OmniCard is also a distributor of IDP printers, CardExchange software and HID OmniKey card readers in the Netherlands. The company has 15 employees, 5 of whom are active in R&D and S&S. OmniCard is Alphen aan den Rijn serves, among other things, the markets of education, care (care & cure), leisure, logistics, business access control, installation.
ID-ware is a leading provider of Physical Identity & Access Management solutions and supports organizations worldwide with solutions for the secure, smart and cost-efficient management of access rights, smart cards, external employees and visitors.
At its core is the software platform for lifecycle management of multifunctional cards and mobile credentials for real-time granting and revoking of authorizations to connected systems.
Today, ID-ware Group employs approximately 80 people and operates primarily in the European market.