Kirchheim near Munich, February 6, 2020. As of January 1, 2020, genua GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bundesdruckerei GmbH. Both companies thereby further build upon their long-standing, successful cooperation as a supplier of IT security products and services "Made in Germany".
After its founding in 1992, genua GmbH established itself as a German specialist for IT security. genua has been a subsidiary of Bundesdruckerei since 2015: Bundesdruckerei initially purchased a 52 % share, increased its holdings in 2018 and, following approval by the antitrust authorities, has held 100 % of shares since January 1, 2020. This step completed the full integration of genua in the Bundesdruckerei Group, which also includes Maurer Electronics, D-Trust and iNCo as subsidiaries.
Strong positioning with IT security "Made in Germany"
The successful cooperation of both companies is to be further expanded in the future to allow customers and partners to continue to benefit from a unique portfolio of state-of-the-art security technologies. Bundesdruckerei offers digitization solutions for all aspects of highly-secure data and identities, which genua ideally complements with its expertise in the design of secure infrastructures for public authorities and businesses.
"The completion of the integration in the Bundesdruckerei family is an important milestone for genua on a journey that has been shaped by mutual trust and joint benefit. In particular, the positioning, the extensive know-how and the market access of Bundesdruckerei have proven to be valuable," says Matthias Ochs, Managing Director of genua. On the German-speaking market, this ideally strengthens the positioning of genua.
"The complete acquisition of genua GmbH is part of our strategy to be the preferred supplier of complete and forward-thinking IT security solutions for public authorities and businesses,“ says Dr. Stefan Hofschen, CEO of Bundesdruckerei. “As an IT security company, Bundesdruckerei combines services and products ‘Made in Germany’ for all all aspects of secure data and identities. With genua GmbH, we expand our digital portfolio with their great expertise in the field of secure infrastructure."
genua GmbH is a German IT security specialist. Its business activities range from securing sensitive interfaces in public authorities and industry to connecting highly critical infrastructure, reliably encrypting data communication over the Internet and providing remote maintenance systems for industry and remote access solutions for mobile users and home offices. All genua products are developed and produced in Germany. Product quality is ensured by regular certification and approval by the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik). genua was founded in 1992 and now has over 400 employees at its main site in Kirchheim near Munich and subsidiaries in Berlin, Cologne, Leipzig and Stuttgart. Over the years, numerous customers from industry and government have come to rely on the experience and solutions provided by the company. genua is part of the Bundesdruckerei group.