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Press Release: ADB SAFEGATE completes acquisition of DBT


Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueADB SAFEGATE, a leading global player in delivering airport performance, offering unmatched capabilities in airport ground movement and visual guidance, has acquired DBT Transportation Services LLC, specializing in weather systems, sensor technologies and services primarily for the aviation industry. The official announcement was made in Sacramento, California, on January 4th. The deal was closed on December 31, 2021.

Laurent Dubois, CEO of ADB SAFEGATE stated, “We are excited to work together to service our customers from approach to departure and expand our product offerings on the airfield. DBT has an impressive history of seamlessly servicing their customer base.”

“DBT is pleased to be joining forces with a world-wide industry leader, such as ADB SAFEGATE,” said David Barnes, CEO of DBT LLC. “ADB SAFEGATE has an unmatched 100-year history of delivering quality products and services to the aviation community, and we share a common vision of providing an efficient, safe and cost-effective experience for all airfield stakeholders.”

“These are exciting times for ADB SAFEGATE and DBT. We are proud to acquire an organization with such great people and an exemplary portfolio. This acquisition will allow both companies to utilize resources to better service our customer base,” added Joe Pokoj, COO and EVP Airfield for ADB SAFEGATE.



ADB SAFEGATE provides integrated solutions that raise efficiency, improve safety, boost environmental sustainability and reduce operational costs for airports, airlines and ANSPs. The company works with airports and airlines to solve operational bottlenecks, helping them navigate today’s challenges and prepare for tomorrow. Solutions encompass airfield lighting, power and control systems, smart airport and tower software solutions, intelligent docking automation and aftermarket services.

ADB SAFEGATE is dedicated to providing its customers with the most environmentally friendly products, thereby enabling them to continuously improve the ecological footprint of the air transport industry.

With 1,200 employees, ADB SAFEGATE serves over 2,500 airports in more than 175 countries, from the busiest and largest like Atlanta, Beijing, Dubai, Heathrow, Charles De Gaulle, Frankfurt, Istanbul, New Delhi and Changi to fast-growing airports across Asia and Africa.

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