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South African startup Wizzpass has been acquired by US firm FM:Systems

by Weddy Thuranira
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South African visitor management startup WizzPass , a growing presence in the visitor management system and workplace management market, has been acquired by US firm FM:Systems, a dominant provider of digital workplace solutions globally.

Launched in 2015 and based in Johannesburg, WizzPass focuses on improving the often manual and insecure processes and systems involved with traditional facility visitor management. Its visitor management system revolutionizes the experience, security, convenience and safety of visitors to offices and other buildings, creating improved communications and interactions between businesses and their visitors.

The startup’s solutions have processed over 10 million secure events and are used by blue-chip companies in over 300 sites across four continents. The startup is a Techstars Cape Town and Grindstone Accelerator alumnus.

WizzPass has been acquired by FM:Systems, a market leader in digital workplace solutions with over 1,500 organizations across the world. Kurt von Koch, CEO of FM:Systems, said he was thrilled to expand his firm’s line of solutions with the acquisition of WizzPass’ outstanding visitor management capabilities.

“This acquisition deepens our offerings in visitor management, which is an important aspect of delivering productive, safe, and enriched workplace experiences. With customers that include many marquee companies, WizzPass is recognized as a leader across the industry. We look forward to welcoming and continuing to support existing WizzPass customers as part of the FM:Systems family,” he said.

The WizzPass acquisition increases the breadth of the FM:Systems portfolio of products, ensuring that clients can continue to tackle the most daunting real estate and facilities challenges with a single, trusted vendor.

“It is with great enthusiasm that we join forces with an outstanding company like FM:Systems,” said Ulrich Stark, co-founder of WizzPass. “This will facilitate exactly the kind of valuable workplace solution combination our customers have been asking for.”

“We see great potential to jointly drive innovation and market expansion with FM:Systems, continuing to bring an incomparable full realm of unique digital workplace solutions to market together,” said Bradley Hornby, co-founder of WizzPass.           

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