Gemalto Expands its Service Center in Sweden

Gemalto Expands its Service Center in Sweden

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Mar 18, 2010–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced it has expanded the activities of its Swedish personalization center to include payment cards. The facility will be able to deliver new value-added personalization services to financial institutions, in Sweden and neighboring countries. EMV card personalization started at the end of 2009, and Gemalto has already secured contracts with major Swedish banks.

This Gemalto service center has been operating in Stockholm for over five years. So far, it was focused on serving national eID products and corporate badges, as well as contactless cards for transport and access. It is now expanding into the personalization of payment cards to locally serve financial institutions, and also to deliver innovative e-banking and e-ID applications with the same card. From this facility, Gemalto provides extended services that aim at providing Swedish banks with a VIP treatment such as picture card validation and printing, urgent change-requests handling and new product introduction management.

The company also provides Internet-based production monitoring to its customers. This value-added service consists of a highly secure web interface that enables banks to monitor their card personalization process.

It provides full card traceability and real-time interaction with the Gemalto personalization center to increase efficiency and responsiveness in managing urgent customer requests. For example, banks are offered the possibility to track a particular card or batch and get real-time information regarding production status.

“Our enhanced Swedish facility enables local banks to benefit from the extensive portfolio of innovative services Gemalto already offers to its customers globally,” commented Philippe Cambriel, Executive Vice-President of Gemalto’s Secure Transactions Business Unit. “It will also be capable to support introduction of advanced new products on the market, notably payment cards with value-added services such as digital electronic signature.”

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10 thousand employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 41 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work–anytime, anywhere–has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. To complete the solution we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

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