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Bavarian investment in Canada: Giesecke & Devrient opens New Personalization Bureau in Quebec

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Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) Systems Canada Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of global security technology leader G&D, announced in October 2012 the opening of a new Personalization Bureau in Montreal, Quebec. The new Bureau offers increased regional support and efficiency for existing and new customers within the province. It also plays an increased role in supporting the convergence of smart chip solutions for EMV, mobile security, transit and government solutions for driver’s licenses, health, and identification.

The new Personalization Bureau is another key G&D investment in Canada, following the opening of a new state-of-the-art facility in 2006, installation of the first North American TSM hub in 2008 (Markham, Ontario), and the significant investment required to support Canada’s migration to EMV and highly secure ID products. To date, G&D has issued over 125 million credit and debit EMV chip cards to Canadians and continues to be the partner of choice for the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia for their ID-related needs.

G D-logo“Considering the emerging changes in how we will use smart chip technology day to day, as well as the rapidly evolving mobile ecosystem, it is a perfect time for us to be here in Quebec,” remarked Edgar Salib, president and managing director of G&D Systems Canada Inc., and a native of Montreal.

The facility in Dorval, approved by Visa, MasterCard, and Interac, will service existing clients as well as provide the necessary provincial palette for a variety of evolving solutions in secure identification and mobile ecosystems. In preparation of this investment, G&D has been cultivating and training a team of local specialists.

G&D is a trusted partner of governments worldwide, offering a wide range of high-security services and solutions in over 32 countries, including ID, corporate access, plant engineering, security paper, and features.

Source: www.gi-de.com