Gemalto’s Personalization Center in Poland Achieves MasterCard® and Visa Accreditations
Gemalto aims to serve the growing market in Poland, with the number of credit cards forecast to more than double from 4.1 million in 2006 to 11 million in 2010, an average annual growth rate exceeding 40%*
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Jan 18, 2008–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announces successful completion of MasterCard® and Visa certifications for its Tczew, Poland, personalization center towards the issuance of EMV (Europay MasterCard Visa) smart banking cards. These accreditations will allow Gemalto to locally support its bank customers in their migration to chip based cards, as rollout is due to start in the coming months. Gemalto’s Tczew facility offers Polish banks a wide range of services including data processing, card personalization and fulfillment. In addition, it provides value-added solutions such as banking cards customized with a personal picture and advanced packaging. The company has already secured contracts with two major Polish banks for EMV personalization and value-added services.
The Gemalto Tczew facility has been personalizing SIM cards for six years and it is now expanding into personalization services of banking cards to address the EMV market in Poland. Gemalto supported financial institutions in their EMV migration in more than 40 countries around the world.
“Gemalto is committed to providing Polish banks with superior quality personalization services,” commented Philippe Cambriel, Executive Vice-President of the Secure Transactions business unit at Gemalto. “Our new local personalization capability will allow us to operate closer to our bank customers, resulting in shorter delivery times and greater convenience.”
*Source: “Payment Cards in Poland”, Datamonitor (Feb. 2007)
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the leader in digital security with pro forma 2006 annual revenues of €1.7 billion, more than 85 offices in 40 countries and about 10,000 employees including 1,300 R&D engineers.
In a world where the digital revolution is increasingly transforming our lives, Gemalto’s solutions are designed to make personal digital interactions more convenient, secure and enjoyable.
Gemalto provides end-to-end digital security solutions, from the development of software applications through design and production of secure personal devices such as smart cards, SIMs, e-passports, and tokens to the deployment of managed services for its customers.
More than a billion people worldwide use the company’s products and services for telecommunications, financial services, e-government, identity management, multimedia content, digital rights management, IT security, mass transit and many other applications.
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.
Gemalto was formed in June 2006 by the combination of Axalto and Gemplus.
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