The Chamberlain Group, Inc. announced on January 15, 2005 that it has acquired DC Solutions, Inc. of Sunrise, Florida, as a part of its ongoing growth plans in the access control industry.
The announcement was made by J. David Rolls, Chief Executive Officer of The Chamberlain Group, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of residential garage door openers and commercial door operators, as well as residential and commercial gate openers and related access control products.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
According to Rolls, the acquisition of DC Solutions will further expand Chamberlain’s current broad line of gate operators and related gate and access control products. This new combination significantly expands Chamberlain’s line of barrier gate operators, as well as further enhances their offering of slide and swing gate operators for both residential and commercial installations. Since entering the gate operator business in 1995, Chamberlain has grown to be the largest supplier in North America.
“The combination of these two companies is a move that will give professional dealers a greater product selection from Chamberlain,” he said. “DC Solutions, Inc.’s commitment to providing customers superior products, backed by high quality and reliability is a natural fit within The Chamberlain Group, Inc. and our commitment to quality products, innovative designs and comprehensive services, which exceed our customer’s expectations.”
Rolls added that there is more emphasis than ever before on creating a safe haven for individual homes, gated communities and commercial properties. “Gate operators are not only being used for gated communities and a variety of commercial and institutional applications, including manufacturing plants, resort hotels, hospitals and colleges, but they are also increasingly being installed at single-family homes. Further, these same markets are also creating tremendous growth for telephone entry and access control systems.
With this new acquisition, Chamberlain will now have an even more comprehensive line of perimeter access control systems. “This expansion of our product offering will allow our dealers to provide commercial developers, institutional facilities and gated subdivision developers with a variety of total packaged systems that can utilize shared access platforms, such as radio controls and other access devices provided by Chamberlain. Our dealers can expand their product offerings and keep pace with the growing and changing market of perimeter access control systems”, added Rolls.
The Chamberlain Group, Inc. manufactures and markets residential garage door openers, commercial door operators, residential and commercial gate operators, telephone entry systems and related access control products.