Gemalto Polish card centre gets MasterCard and Visa accreditations
18 January 2008 | 2095 views | 0
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."