Production takes place at Gateway’s plant in Motala, where some 30 people are employed, as well as on a contract basis at local manufacturers and in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Eastern Europe. Gateway also has subsidiaries in Portugal, the USA and Brazil.

<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

Gateway, which was founded in 1994 by Bengt Johansson and his family, develops, manufactures and markets all existing types of device for article surveillance. Towards the end of 2004 it also introduced a newly developed, shielded anti-shoplifting system based on a combination of radio waves and electromagnetic waves.

“The growing incidence of burglary and shoplifting in the retail sector is stimulating greater interest in installing integrated security solutions in stores. These systems must be capable of handling high merchandise flows with maximum security.

Gunnebo can now offer total security solutions in the form of anti-shoplifting equipment, the SafePay totally sealed, cash handling system, alarm installations, including CCTV surveillance, passage control systems, and entrance control systems.

Gunnebo also have a well devoloped network of subsidiaries and distributors that will enable it to deliver Gateway’s products to the market, mainly in Europe and Asia, both quickly and efficiently,” says Bjarne Holmqvist, Gunnebo’s President and CEO.

“We foresee security in various sectors of the retail trade coming to represent a market with growing potential for Gunnebo,” says Torbjorn Browall, President Gunnebo Physical Security and first Executive Vice President Gunnebo AB.