Oberthur Technologies to open service center in Canada for growing EMV, NFC and ID markets

Oberthur Technologies to open service center in Canada for growing EMV, NFC and ID markets

Levallois, July 9th, 2012

Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, today announced that it has finalized plans to open a secure service center in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The 1,400 m² facility will enable the personalization of secure devices and documents (including magnetic stripe and EMV cards as well as SIM cards and identification credentials) for customers throughout Canada.

“Oberthur Technologies’ proven global ability to meet customer needs in the payment, telecom and ID markets coupled with the booming Canadian demand in these key segments are at the center of our decision to open a facility in Canada,” said Martin Ferenczi, Managing Director of the Americas Region at Oberthur Technologies, “Oberthur Technologies is confident that the Canadian market will respond positively to our expertise in providing a broad array of solutions for complete card personalization.” Oberthur Technologies is currently supplying contactless cards to Montreal’s transit system and SIM cards to major Canadian telecom operators. The new facility will be fully operational with payment association certifications in Q4 of this year and ready to produce VISA, MasterCard and Interac cards. Oberthur Technologies is therefore expanding further its presence in North American with services centers located in Los Angeles, CA and Chantilly, VA as well as its state-of-the-art EMV capable manufacturing site in Exton (PA).” Ranking as a trusted supplier to more than 5,000 banks, mobile operators and transport authorities, benefiting from 10 years of experience in remote administration platforms and a leader in secured personalization, Oberthur Technologies has a true expertise to answer the needs of the NFC ecosystem.

About Oberthur Technologies

Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies: systems development, solutions and services for smart cards (payment cards, SIM cards, access cards, NFC…) and for secure identity documents, traditional and electronic (identity card, passport, health care card). Created in 1984, Oberthur Technologies employs 5,700 employees. With 50 sales offices across 5 continents, Oberthur Technologies’ international network serves clients in 140 countries. For more information: http://www.oberthur.com

Contacts Oberthur Technologies

Oberthur Technologies

Stéphanie Cau, Communication Director
Tel. : +33 1 47 85 58 06
Email : s.cau@oberthur.com

Oberthur Technologies- Americas Region

Leana Benson Hersch, Manager, Marketing Communications
Tel. : +1 310 868 1318
Email : l.hersch@oberthur.com

Yannick Duvergé
Tel. : +33 1 47 03 68 65 / +33 6 74 91 48 05
Email : yannick.duverge@fticonsulting.com

Guillaume Granier
Tel. : + 33 1 47 03 68 61 / + 33 6 32 65 79 28
Email : guillaume.granier@fticonsulting.com