Original1 Begins Business Operations

Original1 Begins Business Operations

Munich, February 2, 2010–SAP, Nokia and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) today announced that the respective antitrust authorities have approved the establishment of their joint venture, Original1 GmbH. Original1 has begun business operations on February 1. Established to deliver unique product authentication and anti-counterfeiting services across the globe, Original1 is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, and headed by Claudia Alsdorf, former vice president of SAP Research. The plan to form Original1 was initially announced on October 27, 2009 (see “SAP, Nokia and Giesecke & Devrient to Establish New Global Business Providing Brand Protection Services”).

Original1 will be present at SAP’s main booth in Hall 4 at CeBIT in Hannover, taking place March 2 – 6. In addition, Original1 will have its own booth at the SAP World Tour, taking place in parallel with CeBIT, at Halls 19 and 20 and also have a presentation at the Mobile World Congress together with Giesecke&Devrient (Avenue AV 103),taking place in Barcelona from February 15 – 18.

For more information on Original1, please visit http://www.original1.net/.



Nokia, Communications
+358 7180 34900

Nokia, Communications, Corporate Development
+358 7180 22152

Giesecke & Devrient

Giesecke & Devrient
Stefan Waldenmaier
+49 (89) 4119-2985, CET

G&D Press Office


Original1 GmbH, Communications
Mainzer Landstraße
199-205, 60327 Frankfurt


Guenter Gaugler
+49 (6227) 7-65416
guenter.gaugler@sap.com, CET