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Boels Rental has fully acquired IQ-Pass, a Netherlands-based company that specialises in technology to manage crowds and control worker access to industrial, construction and maritime sites. The price was not disclosed.

IQ-Pass was founded in 2008 in Breukelem (between Amsterdam and Utrecht) and has customers in the Benelux countries and Germany. Its products include mobile turnstile and access control gates, linked to RFID and other worker badging systems.

Boels said the deal was the “perfect fit” for its strategy of expansion and positioning as a “total solutions partner”.

Pierre Boels, managing director of Boels Rental, said; “With laws and regulations becoming more and more severe, professional access control management is becoming a requirement for our customers at an increasing rate. In IQ-Pass, we have found a leading expert that shares our passion for solutions.”

Boels said that IQ-Pass was the market leader in the Netherlands in a sector that is rapidly developing. It said that under its ownership, “IQ-Pass can accomplish the same on an international scale, maintaining challenging jobs for its employees, and continuous improvements for its customers.”

Recent contracts for IQ-Pass include the control of workers on a power plant construction project for Alstom. In Italy, meanwhile, IQ-Pass provided access control systems for construction workers building new Primark stores in Florence and Verona.

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