10 May 2016
Company of the Month May | Easthouse Electronics Technology
We are delighted to announce the Company of the Month of May: Easthouse Electronics Technology. Easthouse is currently the third largest global supplier of high security locking systems for the safe and vault market and has established its European Headquarters in The Hague, The Netherlands in 2015.
History of Easthouse
Established China in 1991, Easthouse is a joint-venture enterprise of advanced and new technologies. It invented the world’s first contact smart card locks in 1994 as well as the first contactless smart card locks in 1998. In 2000, the introduction of fingerprint algorithms led to the success of fingerprint products in China, US and Europe.
In 2006, at the request of large North American safe manufacturers, Easthouse began developing high security safe locks for the North American market. This business expanded rapidly, resulting in orders from all over the world. In 2011, the company introduced the world’s first wireless safe lock system for ATM and commercial applications. Since then, it has developed and launched Bluetooth enabled safe lock systems as well as network connectible door locks using finger vein biometric technology.
Setting up business in The Netherlands
Already based in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou, Easthouse recently opened its first European branch in The Hague, The Netherlands, to expand their current international business into the European market. During the process, the company was assisted by the WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency (WFIA), InnovationQuarter and the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA).
Picture: From left to right: Mr Hao Min, Chairman Nanjing Easthouse Electrical Co.,Ltd; Mrs Marleen Zuijderhoudt, Executive Director WFIA; Ms Chunlei Zhou, CEO SecuRam Systems, Inc., Vice President Nanjing Easthouse Electrical Co., Ltd.
“The location here in The Hague really enables us to serve our European customers. Although setting up an office abroad is certainly not easy, we are very happy with the assistance of the WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency (WFIA), InnovationQuarter and the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA). They have really helped us to receive information about tax rulings upfront, as well as tips on lowering the running costs of a new office. We love the Dutch culture, environment and economy, as well as the great infrastructure. It’s very easy to travel between cities”, says Mr Hao Min, Chairman Nanjing Easthouse Electrical Co.,Ltd.
Recently, Easthouse opened a state of the art manufacturing and research and development center based in Nanjing, China. Easthouse serves a wide range of customers and distributors in 33 countries around the world, including United States, Canada, China, England, Estonia, Greece, France, South Africa, South America, and India. Their customer base includes safe manufacturers, ATM manufacturers, vault manufacturers, security distributors, security integrators, locksmiths, banks, Cash in transit companies, and end users.
Easthouse will be present at Essen Security 2016 (Hall 12 at Booth D02), promoting their new smart home system, to be released this year. Please visit website www.securamsys.com for more details.