Morpho receives Supplier Award from Vodafone

Paris, March 2nd, 2015

Morpho (Safran), a global leader in security technology, today announced that it has received the "Extraordinary Contribution To Project Spring / Terminals Commercial" award from Vodafone, one of the world's largest telecommunications companies, during the recent Vodafone 2014 Supplier Awards.

"Morpho has shown great support for the Vodafone Group strategy by enabling the commercial introduction of our next generation SIM product, the GUSIM, across the Vodafone companies and partner networks," said Florian Lissmann, Group Terminals Commercial Director, Vodafone Group. "With this Project Spring award, we recognize Morpho's extraordinary contribution and continuous commitment."

Project Spring is part of the largest investment program in Vodafone history, designed to establish stronger network and service differentiation for the operator's customers.

"This award demonstrates Vodafone's trust in Morpho's technology solutions and the team," said Yves Portalier, Vice President and General Manager, Telecom Business Unit at Morpho. "I am immensely proud that we have received this award. It's a real recognition of the hard work of the entire Morpho team and our close interworking with the Vodafone team."

According to Portalier, "Morpho is committed to enabling Vodafone, through its developments in SIM cards, to deploy its strategy at global and local levels. This award recognises the work already achieved, and also motivates us to do more in the coming years, striving to always serve our customers better."

About Morpho

Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is a global leader in security solutions. The company employs more than 8,400 people in 40 countries and reported revenues of more than 1.5 billion euros in 2014. Morpho's unique expertise lies in providing cutting edge security solutions for government identity, public security, critical infrastructure, transportation and business markets. Morpho is the world leader in Automated Biometric Identification Systems (ABIS), biometric identity documents and Explosives Detection Systems (EDS). It is one of the leading suppliers of SIM cards, smart cards, trace detection equipment and gaming terminals. With integrated systems operating in more than 100 countries, Morpho's solutions simplify and secure the lives of people around the world.

About Project Spring

Vodafone's Project Spring is its organic investment program which will allow the company to accelerate and extend its strategic priorities through investment in mobile and fixed networks, products and services, and its retail platform. Announced alongside Vodafone's Verizon transaction in September 2013, Project Spring is strengthening further Vodafone's network and service differentiation. The transition to 4G and unified communications, coupled with an improved economic outlook for Europe, led Vodafone to believe it has a unique opportunity to invest now. Vodafone's total investments, including Project Spring, will be around £19 billion over two years.   


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