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

Source: Oberthur Technologies

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.

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