As recently announced, the Kaba Group, owner of Ilco and Silca, has just purchased Advanced Diagnostics, a leading producer of key programming software and hardware. This acquisition came as a surprise to many locksmiths and technicians in the industry. The announcement came on November 17th with the following press release:
Kaba Group acquires Advanced Diagnostics
Dear Valued Customer,
Kaba Group and Advanced Diagnostics are pleased to inform you about the acquisition of Advanced Diagnostics Ltd. based in Nuneaton (UK) and Advanced Diagnostics USA Ltd in Las Vegas (USA) by the Kaba Group. Attached is the Press Release dated November 7, 2014.
The acquisition of Advanced Diagnostics (AD), a global leading supplier of key programming equipment, allows Kaba Key Systems with its brands Silca and Ilco to strengthen its position in the automotive key replacement and programming equipment aftermarket. AD provides a platform to further expand the product offering and presence in key programming to provide AD and Silca/Ilco customers with the most comprehensive offering of automotive key replacement solutions available from one source.
AD UK will become the center of competence for automotive key replacement equipment within Kaba Key Systems under the management of its current Managing Director Shaun Garrett. Kaba and AD teams will start to work together in the coming weeks to further improve our offering and serve you even better in the future. The center of Advanced Diagnostics USA operations will continue to be headquartered in Las Vegas with all the friendly and familiar faces and staff now currently in place.
We are convinced that by combining Advanced Diagnostics and Silca/Ilco activities we will be able to meet your needs and requirements even better and look forward to a strengthening our business partnership with you.
President, Advanced Diagnostics USA Inc.
Vice President Market Operations, North America Kaba Ilco Corp. ILCO / Silca
CLK Supplies and Advanced Diagnostics
CLK Supplies will continue to stock both Ilco and Advanced Diagnostics products. We hope that this merger will allow Advanced Diagnostics to continue producing their leading products and services in the transponder key programming industry.
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