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WITTE Automotive increases equity participation in tech-company Tapkey

Additional capital for further development of the Tapkey platform for mobile access

Vienna, 10th September 2018 – WITTE Automotive, one of the world's leading automotive suppliers, relies on Tapkey's access platform and increases its equity participation. The additional capital will be used to integrate the access software into applications in the fields of connected car, coworking, holiday rental and property management.

Tapkey offers a highly sophisticated software solution for smartphone based access. It can easily be integrated into existing management applications. In order to guarantee maximum flexibility to integrators, the Tapkey software is set up in modules. Smart interfaces and SDKs allow seamless and easy integration of important access features into existing web portals and apps.

Integrate Mobile Access Into Your App

WITTE developed a car sharing box and fully integrated Tapkey's secure access technology into its fleet management app. "With Tapkey, we have been able to offer our customers a consistent brand image and a coherent user experience," says Paul Meier, Director of WITTE Digital. In turn, Conrad Connect relies on a simple connection via API. The smart home platform allows customers to create projects to combine Tapkey Smart Locks with other smart devices and services.

Works with Tapkey

Tapkey provides easy plug-and-play connectivity that allows platform partners to become part of the Tapkey ecosystem. “A stronger connectivity with service partners in delivery, carsharing, facility management and homecare is the next logical step," added Gil Hoedl, CEO of Tapkey. With the partners DOM and EMKA, successful products are already available on the Tapkey platform.

High resolution photos:

  • Image 1: Tapkey for app developers
  • Image 2: Car access via smartphone
  • Image 3: WITTE App
  • Image 4: Tapkey founding team (f.l.t.r. Markus Minichmayr (CTO), Jochen Schur

About WITTE Digital 
WITTE Digital is the young, digital business unit of WITTE Automotive based in Velbert. The company develops innovative digital automotive solutions for the mobility of tomorrow. The WAVE system offers a solution for fleet management and the aftermarket with perfect combination of digital and classic locking technology.

About WITTE Automotive 
WITTE Automotivekey concepts for the Automotive World! WITTE Automotive represents innovative and powerful know-how in technical solutions for locking and latching systems and has thus developed into a globally operating company group. Today, WITTE Automotive is among the technological leaders in the field of mechatronic locking systems, and continuously invests in the development of innovative system solutions for doors, hoods and tailgates, interior and seats. The results of the engineering work are the most sophisticated products that uniquely combine mechanics, electrics, and electronics - and can be found in all well-known vehicle brands.

About Tapkey 
Tapkey is an innovative platform for smartphone based access, The software enables app developers, lock manufacturers and service providers to integrate mobile access into their products and services. Tapkey-enabled hardware and software can easily be connected and used within the Tapkey ecosystem. The Tapkey App and locking devices communicate via Bluetooth (BLE) and NFC and can be used with Android phones and iPhones. Internationally renowned companies rely on the Tapkey platform and benefit from ready-to-use locking devices and innovative distribution channels. These include u.a. WITTE Automotive, EMKA and DOM Security.

Press contacts:

Tapkey GmbH
Alexis Seyfried
Brucknerstraße 2/6, 1040 Wien
+43 (0)72 000 3681 
+43 (0) 660 870 37 73

WITTE Automotive GmbH
Bettina Janke
Höferstr. 3-15, D-42551 Velbert