HID Global, the trusted leader in secure identity, today announced the EMEA region launch of HID Identity, a new organization offering a comprehensive set of solutions for the deployment of contact and contactless smart card-based identity credentials.  Following the successful launch of HID Identity in the Americas, the newly formed service organization will operate under the auspices of HID Global AG in Geroldswil, Switzerland.

HID Global combined the talents and resources of Interlock AG and Printoplast GmbH, along with HID's EMEA Card Service Bureau, to launch this new unit that specialises in secure card manufacturing, identity related software and credential issuance processes.  As an expertise group within HID Global, the newly formed HID Identity organization offers longstanding and industry-recognized expertise in multi-technology personal identity card production, card customisation and accessories.

The organization brings more than 30 years of experience in creating multi-technology personal identity cards.  Offering unrivalled levels of security, sophistication and flexibility, the company's card production and printing facilities in Geroldswil, Switzerland, are fully equipped to serve HID Global's EMEA customers.  HID Identity highlights the strategic importance that HID Global places on card production and personalisation for its customers.

"As part of HID Global, HID Identity provides a unique combination of technologies, products, services and know-how unsurpassed in the industry," noted Rene Blankenhagel, General Manager, HID Global AG.

"With HID Identity, we have a highly focused and dedicated international team with distinctive skill sets equipped to add value to our customer offerings," said Tony Ball, Managing Director, HID Corporation Ltd.

The new organization will benefit HID Global's EMEA customers by locally providing expertise, support and first-class service.  HID Identity will continue offering its extensive product portfolio to customers and is committed to their business and requested technologies.  Over time, new card products and services will be added to the company's current portfolio.
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