ICTS Europe completes strategic acquisition of US-based aviation security service provider, Gate Safe, expanding its footprint and service offering in North America

24 May 2017

ICTS Europe is pleased to announce our successful acquisition of Gate Safe, a wholly owned subsidiary of gategroup. Gate Safe specializes in the provision of security solutions and services, primarily focused on catering, aircraft and cargo screening. Among its clients: 85 airlines and cargo operators at 30 airports across the United States.

Bringing Gate Safe under the ICTS Group umbrella will increase the value proposition to all our customers, allowing them to benefit from greater access to world-class capabilities across the globe.

This relationship will give an added boost to our long-standing leadership position in the security market, providing dramatically increased customer and geographic reach and global operational scale. The combination of Gate Safe’s talented 800 strong workforce with ICTS’ highly skilled security team will create a complementary team with a broader range of expertise, supported by innovative technology solutions to further enhance efficiencies and quality of service.

“ICTS, which is constantly looking to enhance developments stemming from our clients’ needs and wishes, has long been encouraged by many of its clients to establish a presence on both sides of the Atlantic. When the right opportunity arose, we did not hesitate. Now, we are looking forward to serving our clients in the USA, and providing them with the highest level of service quality and innovative solutions that they are accustomed to receiving in Europe” said Oren Sapir, ICTS Europe President and CEO.

Xavier Rossinyol, gategroup CEO, adds: “We are pleased that ICTS has recognised Gate Safe as the team to help develop a strong and successful presence in North America. We have no doubt that the Gate Safe team will play a key role in the future success of the ICTS business and we wish you all well in your endeavours.”

The acquisition was officially completed on May 2nd, 2017, and Gate Safe will soon commence operations in the US as ACTS – American Corporation for Transport Security.

About Gate Safe & gategroup

Founded in 2001, Gate Safe provides security screening and related training services to numerous top-tier airlines and cargo operators at airports across the United States, including 17 of the TSA’s “Focus Hubs” for air cargo. gategroup Holding AG, based in Kloten (Zürich), Switzerland and established in 2008, is the world's largest provider of airline catering and retail on board services. The group generates approx. CHF 4.5bn in annual revenues and employs more than 43,000 specialists in over 60 countries across 6 continents, serving in excess of 300 airline customers through its network of upwards of 200 operating units. For more info: www.gate-safe.com