Dutch government selects Sagem Identification for secure travel documents
Paris, June 30, 2010
Sagem Identification (Morpho's subsidiary, Safran group) announced today that it won an international call for tenders from the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. Starting October 1st, 2011, Sagem Identification will produce, personalize and distribute the new designed Dutch travel documents (electronic passports and national identity cards) for a period of 7 years with an extension possibility of 3 years. The yearly volume will be over 3 million documents.
"This contract is again an example of the outstanding cooperation and the combination of the strength, knowledge and experience inside Morpho," said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and CEO of Morpho.
"We are both proud and honored to earn the trust of the Dutch government," said Anko Blokzijl, Chairman of the non-executive board of Sagem Identification. "This contract confirms our position as the market leader in high-end biometric passport solutions and our ability to meet the highest demands for secure solutions against competitive pricing."
About Sagem Identification
Sagem Identification (Morpho, part of the Safran group) develops, manufactures and manages systems that link people and their identity inextricably with each other. Products include passports and identity cards, drivers' licences, bank cards, gift vouchers and loyalty cards. Sagem Identification designs and prints high security documents.
Morpho is a high-technology company in the Safran group. One of the world's leading suppliers of identity solutions, Morpho 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.
On May 27th 2010, Sagem Sécurité was renamed Morpho.
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