Apr 4, 2008

Zicom Electronic - Press Release

Zicom Electronic Security Systems Ltd on April 03, 2008 has announced its Joint Venture with CNA Group, Singapore, to offer integrated intelligent building management solutions and green buildings in India.

This move is in line with its business objective of accelerating growth to ramp up its strategic focus on developing expertise on Integrated Building Management solutions and Green buildings with control and automation.

As per the Memorandum of Understanding, Zicom will acquire 51% stake and CNA Group will have 49% stake in the Joint Venture Company named as Zicom CNA Automation Ltd.

The intended relationship with CNA aims to leverage on the enormous growth potential of the booming real estate market in India by providing integrated facilities management solutions and services to residential, industrial commercial and Government construction.

According to Mr. Manohar Bidaye, Chairman of Zicom Electronic Security Systems Ltd," We are pleased to tie up with CNA to address growing demand of automation industry particularly Intelligent Building Management Solutions for large residential and commercial complexes in India. With the cutting edge technology of CNA and the marketing depth of Zicom, we will produce break- through results in the Indian continent."

According to industry analysts, sustained economic activity driven by India's software and branded firms and changing consumer patterns has ignited a widespread demand for real estate across all sectors including residential, commercial and industrial construction. This situation is further boosted by revolutionary changes in land legislation such as the removal of caps on foreign direct investment, stamp duty rationalisation and a policy to set up special economic zones.

Against this scenario, Zicom's comprehensive network of sales offices in more than 60 cities in India and long experience therein, positions it advantageously to leverage on the construction demand in India.

In addition, Zicom will also provide financial support for all projects that are procured under the proposed Zicom CNA Automation Ltd. On the other hand, CNA will provide sales and marketing support and will also be responsible for the training and development of personnel.

CNA has been credited with some very high quality, high end integrated multi-thread and multi-tasking facility management systems with Intelligent building management solutions. Some of the key installations of CNA are Changi Airport, Parliament House of Singapore, Guangzhou Airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, China World Hotel at China World Trade Center, The New Doha International Airport, Discovery Gardens, Dubai, Shanghai tomorrow Square Tower, CISCO Bangalore Campus.