iLOQ expands in the Middle East

In July 2021, iLOQ’s export team grew with the appointment of Export Manager, Aiman Soufi. This marked a bold move and reaffirmed iLOQ’s growth strategy by extending operations into the Middle East.

The appointment was ideally timed as the doors to Expo 2020 Dubai were opened on 1 October 2021. With more than 100 iLOQ locks installed on all exterior and interior doors throughout the Finland pavilion, interest in iLOQ’s battery-free digital and mobile access solutions is high.

Originally from Syria, Aiman is an Electronic Engineer with nearly two decades of experience in the security industry – 14 of it within the locking systems. His role is to establish iLOQ’s presence in the Middle East with an initial focus on the UAE, but taking steps into neighbouring countries as our partner network expands.

The main customer focus will be on introducing the battery-free and keyless iLOQ S50 to the critical infrastructure and utility sectors (telecoms, power production and distribution, data centers and transportation). Residential accommodation, student housing and healthcare sectors are also very important in the region. The iLOQ S5 digital locking system is maximizing security while minimizing administration and lifecycle costs in those sectors. And the beauty of iLOQ’s solution is that you don’t need to choose between a digital or mobile solution. With the iLOQ 5 Series you get the best of both worlds in one flexible, modifiable and easy-to-use platform that can be adapted to customer needs.

“We believe that every door or access point deserves an iLOQ. The robust and reliable cylinders are a big advantage for outdoor use in this region where they must withstand the harsh weather conditions and high temperatures for almost 8 months of the year. And being a battery-free solution is fantastic for the environment by saving 50,000 kg of non-recyclable battery waste every year. I look forward to some great feedback from Expo 2020 Dubai and to establishing iLOQ as a major player in the Middle East,” states Aiman.

iLOQ in brief

iLOQ is a rapidly growing Finnish company that is leading the technological revolution in the digital locking industry. iLOQ transforms mechanical locks into digital and mobile access management. iLOQ solutions are based on technologies developed and patented by the company, enabling electronic and mobile locking without batteries or cables. iLOQ replaces mechanical and electromechanical locking systems with environmentally friendly solutions that solve the problems of lost or copied keys, reduce lock maintenance and minimize lifecycle costs.