02.18.2013

OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES SIGNS NEW CONTRACT WITH MEXICAN GOVERNMENT FOR SUPPLY OF A HIGH-TECH IDENTITY DOCUMENT SOLUTION

Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security and identification solutions and services, announced today its selection by the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations (Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriories) to supply a high-tech identity solution for the new Mexican passport.

Oberthur Technologies is supporting the Mexican government in the implementation of a secure passport for all citizens, through a complete solution for state-of-the-art personalization, combining a high-level secure component and dedicated technical equipment.

As a key player in the identity documents market and trusted partner of numerous governments in South America for secure and reliable identity solutions, Oberthur Technologies has provided millions of identity documents in Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Nicaragua and now Mexico.

To better serve customers and their specific requirements in South America, Oberthur Technologies operates several service centers throughout the region, including one in Mexico from where over 17 million personalized secure cards were issued in 2012.

“Oberthur Technologies is proud of the confidence shown by the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriories in Mexico for the implementation of their new secure passport. For Mexican citizens, this new passport is a big step forward, in optimum secure identity and an assurance of reliability,”

said Patrick W. Hearn, VP Government ID Markets-Americas.

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