HID Global buys RFID hardware manufacturer ACURA

HID Global, a leader in trusted identity solutions, announced the acquisition of Brazilian manufacturer and reseller of RFID hardware, ACURA. Financial details were not disclosed.
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The acquisition enhances HID Global’s RFID business while expanding the presence and relevance in Latin America. The addition of ACURA provides HID with an added operations and manufacturing footprint in Brazil.

ACURA is a leading manufacturer and reseller of RFID hardware products in Brazil, primarily targeting enterprise, industrial, logistics, transportation and retail applications for large-scale customers such as Ambev, Cargill, Sensormatic/JCI, Nike/Centauro, Fleetcor/Sem Parar, Mercedes Benz, Honda Motors, HP, ArcelorMittal, and Vale SA.

Bjorn Lidefelt, EVP and Head of HID Global, said: “The addition of ACURA to the HID family is another important milestone in our journey to become the market leader of RFID technologies, including in Brazil and Latin America.”

ACURA will continue its operations as a separate Business Unit within the Identification Technology Business Area at HID Global. Headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with a manufacturing facility in Extrema, in the state of Minas Gerais, ACURA has approximately 80 employees.

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