Oberthur Technologies Signs New Contract with Mexican Government for Supply of a High-Tech Identity Document Solution

Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:35am EST

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LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France--(Business Wire)--
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 solutionfor 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. 

About Oberthur Technologies
Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies:
systems development, solutions and services for smart cards (payment cards, SIM
cards, access cards, NFC…) and for secure identity documents, traditional and
electronic (identity card, passport, health care card). Created in 1984,
Oberthur Technologies employs over 6 000 employees. With 50 sales offices across
5 continents, Oberthur Technologies` international network serves clients in 140
For more information: www.oberthur.com

Oberthur Technologies
Annika Hellgren
Tel. : +46 73 684 47 02
Email : a.hellgren@oberthur.com
FTI Consulting Strategic Communications
Yannick Duvergé
Tel. : +33 1 47 03 68 65 / +33 6 74 91 48 05
Email : yannick.duverge@fticonsulting.com
Guillaume Granier
Tel. : + 33 1 47 03 68 61 / + 33 6 32 65 79 28
Email : guillaume.granier@fticonsulting.com

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