History

Since its foundation in 1969, Automatic Systems has been increasing its product portfolio, its range of expertise and its geographical distribution to better respond to its customer needs.


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1969:

Creation of Automatic Systems in Brussels.
Deployment of the first rising car park barriers at the Innovation car park and car park 44 in Brussels.

1971:

First export of a hundred rising barriers to Frankfurt international airport (Germany).

1974:

Automatic Systems opens a sales and technical subsidiary in Paris (France).

1983:

Automatic Systems is contracted to equip 18 stations of the Manila subway system with double turnstiles.

gare sncf paris

1984:

Supply of 323 turnstiles to equip 12 stations of the Paris East line railways system (SNCF-France).

1986:

Opening of new subsidiary in Barcelona, Spain.

1989:

Automatic Systems supplies over 300 automatic gates (PNG type), for the 3rd metro line in Milan.

1990:

Supply of equipment for the Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, the Disneyland Paris amusement park and the Eurostar stations.

London

1991:

The Automatic Systems America subsidiary is opened in Canada

1994:

Opening of a subsidiary company in the United Kingdom and supply of equipement for motorway tolls in China, Mexico and Chile.

1995:

Automatic Systems signs several major contracts for public transport: subway systems in Madrid, San Francisco, Barcelona, Kuala Lumpur, Ankara and Toronto.

1998:

Creation of the company BCA further to the acquisition of ASEA-ABB Barriers Division.

1999:

Automatic Systems equips the subway systems of Singapore, Buenos Aires and South West Train in London.

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2000:

Supply of pedestrian access control equipment for the Spanish railways RENFE, the light subway in Tunis and the KTMB in Kuala Lumpur.

2001:

The PNG 38X is granted UL approval and is manufactured in Montreal.

2002:

Automatic Systems is acquired by Bolloré and joins IER Group, market leader in terminals, self-service terminals and boarding entrance systems.

2003:

Automatic Systems wins the contract to supply the Boston Metro with 700 barriers.

Parkplus

2011:

Launch of SlimLane optical turnstiles for the secure entrance control of buildings.
Commercialization of ClearLock,RevLock and InterLock security doors.
Automatic Systems is recognized as the world leader for secure entrance lanes for the INDOOR market and Public Transport by the 2011 IHS Report.

2012:

Commercialization of ParkPlus barriers for the parking market.

2013:

BCA becomes Automatic Systems center of expertise for barriers. All products are labeled under the Automatic Systems brand name.
Opening of a subsidiary in Taicang-Suzhou, China, as Suzhou Automatic Systems Entrance Control Co. for the production and supply to Asia-Pacific-Indian markets.

Chicago

2014:

Opened a distribution center in the Mid-West United States (Chicago).
Partnered with a leading athletic design & manufacturing company to integrate customized SlimLane Swing Obstacle turnstiles into their Oregon Campus.
Opening of the Dutch subsidiary.

2015:

Opening of the German subsidiary – Launch of FirstLane.

2016:

Automatic Systems is active on several major projects such as the United Emirates Airport (UAE), the Paris Airport (ADP) but also the train’s gateway from Florida (AAF) and the train station from France (SNCF).
The company Automatic Systems is also well-known and selected for the quality of its design used to secure prestigious buildings such as the « Pátio da Marítima », the new ultra-modern building from Rio de Janeiro signed by the famous architect Norman Foster.

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