Sagem Sécurité to provide solution for biometric passport in Croatia
Paris, May 11, 2009
Sagem Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) announced today that its subsidiary Sagem Identification has been selected by the Croatian high-security printing house, the Agencija za komercijalnu djelatnost (AKD), to provide the polycarbonate datapage with integrated chip technology for the new Croatian biometric passport. Croatia is moving to a new highly secure electronic passport solution in order to comply with international standards.
The selection of Sagem Identification as the supplier of the datapage is a logical step following Sagem Sécurité's market presence and successful passport implementations in already 7 other European countries. Deliveries will commence as early as of spring 2009. "We are both proud and honored to earn the trust of the Croatian customer and government," said Anko Blokzijl, Chief Executive Officer of Sagem Identification. "This contract confirms our position as the market leader in high-end biometric passport solutions meeting the highest demands for secure solutions."
Sagem Sécurité is a high-technology company in the SAFRAN Group. One of the world's leading suppliers of identity solutions, Sagem Sécurité focuses on applications including personal rights and flow management, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, secure terminals and smart cards. Its integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and states. Sagem Sécurité is present on all continents.
Sagem Identification became a subsidiary of Sagem Sécurité on September 1, 2008.
AKD, Agencija za Komercijalnu Djelatnost d.o.o. is the only company in the Republic of Croatia whose product range includes high-security printing products as well as anti-counterfeiting solutions for wide commercial market in addition to the standard offset printing. Within the high-security program, AKD prints and produces passports, ID cards, visas, driving licenses and vehicle permits, as well as other documents under tight security measures.
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