A new joint venture between SECOM and Aktif Bank
Aktif Bank, Çalık Group’s financial technology platform and Turkey’s largest privately-owned investment bank, invested in the security technology industry in co-operation with SECOM, the world’s leading integrated security provider delivering the world’s and Japan’s advanced technology and expertise. The joint venture Secom Aktif Yatırım A.Ş. will offer turnkey, end-to-end security technologies to individual users as well as to corporate companies.
Aktif Bank, a subsidiary of Çalık Group with its mission to become an innovative financial technology platform, and SECOM, one of the world’s leading integrated security providers delivering the world’s and Japan’s advanced technology and expertise, entered into a 50/50 partnership to establish Secom Aktif Yatırım A.Ş. With this partnership Çalık Group, one the Turkey’s leading institutions, made an investment in the security technology industry valued at approximately $ 4.6 billion.
Ahmet Çalık: “We are at a point where we are focusing on digitalization”
Chairman of Çalık Holding and Aktif Bank Ahmet Çalık indicated that as an entrepreneurial group, they closely follow investment opportunities and new developments in various industries, and continued: “At the moment, we are at a point where we are focusing on digitalization.
Digital transformation provides competitive advantage in today’s transforming world. We aim to provide innovative services through effective use of artificial intelligence in the field of life technologies. With its mission to become an innovative financial technology platform, our Group company Aktif Bank has collaborated with SECOM, one of the the world’s leading integrated security providers delivering Japan’s advanced technology and expertise.
With this cooperation, our goal is to serve as a guide to companies in life technologies and to support them in achieving their most efficient transformation process. Our aim for Secom Aktif Yatırım which is established as a 50/50 partnership by the two leading companies with a strong capital structure is to ensure an organic as well as an inorganic growth in Turkey, through new acquisitions as well.
Nakayama: “We will increase comfort and welfare of the Turkish people with quality products.”
At the press conference SECOM President Yasuo Nakayama stated: “In the Secom Group Roadmap 2022 we announced last May, we declared that we made a sustainable growth plan through resolving social problems and increasing the company value. We were seeking a potential country which would contribute to our roadmap. This endeavor has led us to decide that Turkey will be the 19th country to carry out our international operations.
Turkey’s geopolitical importance as well as its economic growth potential resulting from the increasing working population positively affected this decision of ours. Moreover, one of the major reasons for this decision is that we have met Çalık Group. Çalık and SECOM share the same vision and core values such as ‘Working from the heart’, ‘Justice’ and ‘Working Devotedly’. I am deeply affected by the vision and values which are so close to our philosophy. Çalık Group’s distinctive reputation and experience in the Republic of Turkey has been a determining factor in this business decision.”
Secom Aktif will provide electronic security technologies for individual and corporate customers
Secom Aktif aims to bring the industry a diverse and dynamic approach with the synergy stemming from Aktif Bank’s innovative, technology-focused perspective and the technological expertise and know-how of SECOM operating in 19 countries with 60 thousand employees.
The company will provide security technologies for individual and corporate customers. Additionally, it will have a business model providing turn-key, end-to-end services for its customers in Integrated Security Solutions, System Design, Systematic Maintenance and Updating, as well as Engineering and Consulting services. The company will also actively supply and sell security technologies products.