Gemalto Sets Up Payment Card Personalization Facility in Indonesia
Aiming to service Indonesian banks, better protect their payment card customers and introduce new value-adding applications and services
Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Jakarta, Indonesia, September 24, 2009–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced that it will inaugurate its first personalization center in Indonesia before the end of the year. The new facility will enable Gemalto to locally support financial institutions in their EMV migration. Gemalto will act as an end-to-end service provider, from card manufacturing through to fulfillment. Value-added services include inventory management and express card personalization with same day shipment. The personalization center achieved MasterCard and Visa certifications in less than six months.
Drawing on its 20 years local presence, Gemalto has been playing an integral role in the Indonesian financial industry. Gemalto will utilize its global infrastructure, common to all Gemalto personalization centers worldwide, to provide local banks with a one-stop shop for their EMV migration program. The facility is ideally suited to meet further market requirements by developing applications for mobile contactless payment and online banking.
Tan Teck Lee, President, Gemalto Asia, remarked: “We are dedicated to providing more secure and more convenient financial payment solutions to our customers in Indonesia and the region. This new facility will also allow us to assist in the deployment of advanced capabilities such as secure online banking and mobile NFC services for instance.”
In addition to providing direct, local support for business continuity plans, it will allow Gemalto to offer faster and more cost-effective ways of delivering its world-renowned smart payment solutions and services. The center also re-enforces existing relationships with local partners by providing a greater range of diversified services at even closer proximity.
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2008 annual revenues of €1.68 billion, and 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 40 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), Universal Identity Circuit Cards (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, 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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