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Security Essen 2018 Save-the-Date

Edam, the Netherlands, August 2018 – Boon Edam is proud to, once again, be exhibiting at Security Essen 2018. The exhibition is renowned at the leading trade fair for civil security as is ‘the place to be’ when it comes to being exposed to the latest innovations in IT Security, surveillance, fire protection and, of course, security access solutions. If you are in the Essen, Germany area between 25 – 28 September 2018, make sure you visit our stand and discover all about ‘The Art of Scalable Security’. We will be at stand #3F40 which is situated in a premium position within the main hall. A Modular Approach to Security Access Solutions Our entry experts will be on the stand ready guide our customers through a fresh approach to making the right entry choice.  You can find out how easy it is to make this entry choice and learn how you can now take back the power and ‘Level Up’ in the areas which matter most to you. We are also showcasing numerous latest releases, innovative concepts, demonstrations, a live artist and not to forget… a daily happy hour at our premium drinks and coffee bar. We speak multiple languages on our stand and know you will not want to miss the exhibit this year. For more information or to make an appointment, take a look here.   For further information, please contact: Michelle Wortel Group Marketing Manager T: +31 (0)299 38 08 00 E  

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Boon Edam Malaysia Appoints New Managing Director

Walking the Extra Mile for Malaysia With more than 11 years of experience with another Dutch multinational company (the Hunter Douglas Group, active in window blinds and coverings), Mr Jim Tan is the ideal leader to lead the Boon Edam South East Asia subsidiary company – based in Kuala Lumpur. Talking with him earlier this week, he said, “I am honoured by the confidence placed in me to carry on the legacy of Royal Boon Edam in my own backyard, here in South East Asia. Great advancements have been made before me and exciting challenges lie ahead in making Boon Edam South East Asia more efficient and effective whilst strengthening the sales network and its profitability. With the responsibility to manage the BESEA subsidiary company, I feel the trust and commitment shown by the group; enabling us to collectively strive even harder and making me want to walk that extra mile.” Highly Experienced Well-Rounded Leader Having covered responsibilities in senior positions in supply chain, inventory management, manufacturing, as well as sales, marketing and business development in the entire Asian region, Jim brings a wealth of expertise and experience which will not only greatly benefit the local Malaysian sales and operations, but also take our Distribution and Support function for South East Asia region to the next level. About Boon Edam South East Asia Boon Edam South East Asia is part of Royal Boon Edam International BV. It was established in June 2011. Besides being a sales and service subsidiary for the Malaysian market, the company also functions as the distribution and support centre for the Asia Pacific Region. For any inquiries for the South East Asian region. Please contact Jim Tan at For further information, please contact: Michelle WortelGlobal Marketing ManagerE

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The Heart of America Group Chooses Boon Edam Entry Doors

Lillington, NC – July, 2018 – Heart of America Group not only operate hotels and restaurants, they engineer, design and build them. They do all this with the strategical intention of owning them for many years and bringing value to customers and to the communities in which they live in. Revolving Doors for Hotels and Restaurants The Moline, Illinois-based company has grown considerably from the time they opened their first restaurant in 1978. The Machine Shed, a 100-seat restaurant in Davenport, Iowa, and was dedicated to the American farmer. Forty years later, the company, led by CEO Mike Whalen, owns and operates 35 hotels and restaurants across seven states and includes Hilton, Marriott, and Holiday Inn & Suites locations. To add to their impressive portfolio, the Group owns and operates some big brands including Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, The Republic on Grand, Hotel Renovo, Wildwood Lodge, Thunder Bay Grille and The J Bar.  Placing High Value on Customer Perception “We are unique in that we have a life-cycle mentality, rather than a simple initial cost mentality, when it comes to our properties,” Whalen says. “We have a design department and five architects on staff, in addition to our own construction division. We place high value on the customer’s perception of us and their comfort while they are on our properties.” It is that mentality which particularly applies to the entrances of their hotels and restaurants, where Whalen seeks to not only provide a secure entry way for customers, but also an entrance that displays excellence in design, elegance, and quality - elevating the customer’s overall perception of the property. “The old cliché that you get only one chance to make a first impression is painstakingly true of a hotel,” Whalen explains. Beautiful Lobby with Blasts of Cold Air Whalen and his team explored the possibility of installing revolving doors after their national chain partners imposed licensing agreements that required automatic doors for entrances. “I was sitting in our brand new, beautiful lobby that had an automatic sliding door, and every time someone walked into the hotel, cold air rushed in,” Whalen explains. Moving forward, Whalen and his team are choosing to use Boon Edam’s Tourniket automatic revolving doors for their hotel properties and BoonAssist Tourniket manual revolving doors for restaurants. Both types of revolving doors fit the company’s design profile while at the same time minimising unwanted weather intrusion. “When our customers see a Boon Edam revolving door on our property, we think they view us as a higher class structure,” Whalen explains. “And from an energy management standpoint, the doors keep the cold air out, especially in the winter.” Both the automatic Tourniket and the manual BoonAssist Touniket revolving doors from Boon Edam are metal-framed doors with glass sidewalls and door wings. The Tourniket can be a completely “hands free” automatic door that starts rotating when it senses that a user is approaching. The BoonAssist Tourniket manual revolving door is unique in the industry as it combines three features: Power assist Speed control and Positioning All three features combine to relieve users of extra effort, keep users safe, and make entry more intuitive. Its modern design employs electricity and can therefore be levelled up with additional security options that can be tailored to an application, such as adding an access control system to allow managers entry after closing hours. Whalen has been pleased with the level of customer service that he has received from the Boon Edam team. “They have been very responsive to any issues. There was nothing that we were unhappy with, with regards to the basic engineering or the quality of the finishes of the product. They operate great, and the perception [of them] is great.” For further information, please contact: Michelle WortelGroup Marketing ManagerE

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Boon Edam Vlog #4

Trend Report #4: Entry Innovations in the Real Estate Sector


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