Oberthur Technologies Wins Best Prepaid Manufacturer Award at the Prepaid Awards

Oberthur Technologies, a world leader in the security solutions, has won the Best Prepaid Manufacturer category at the Prepaid Awards 2010.

The 3rd Annual Prepaid Awards Ceremony took place on October 7th. These Awards were created to celebrate innovation and best practices within the prepaid industry. This year it inspired the highest calibre of entrants with over 90 entries in 12 categories.

This award recognises Oberthur Technologies’ leadership, delivering millions of prepaid cards globally each year for both the financial and telecoms sectors through its Card Systems Division.

With its end to end solutions and worldwide presence, Oberthur Technologies has been able to support the prepaid market globally since its inception, and has driven continuous innovation in the market through the development of unique prepaid solutions including: Smart Seal, the most secure J-hook packaging available on the market; Smart PIN, a service to deliver PIN numbers directly to the cardholder by text message; Smart One card, a complete solution for individual picture cards; and a range of multi-application prepaid contactless cards and stickers.

“Oberthur Technologies has been a pioneer in developing banking and packaging technologies for the prepaid market and understands the unique requirements of our customers within this sector.” comments Xavier Drilhon, Managing Director of Card Systems Division, Oberthur Technologies “We are delighted to receive this award and will continue to work closely with our prepaid customers globally to develop new and innovative products and solutions in this highly competitive market”.

About Oberthur Technologies

With sales of 904.6 million Euros in 2009 and 6,160 employees worldwide, Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies. Innovation and excellence ensure Oberthur Technologies’ strong positioning in its main target markets:

Card Systems: World’s second largest provider of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies for mobile, payment, transport, digital TV and convergence markets.

Identity: A world leader in the manufacture of traditional and electronic secure identity documents. We are also a system integrator and a specialist in know-how transfer – census, personalisation platforms implementation and identity data management.

Security printing: World’s third largest private security printer specialized in the production of banknotes, checks and numerous security documents in more than fifty countries.

Cash protection: World leader in design and manufacture of intelligent cash protection solutions for C.I.T. (Cash In Transit) companies, ATM manufacturers and owners, retailers, post offices and banks.

Close to its customers, Oberthur Technologies benefits from an industrial and commercial presence across all five continents.

Oberthur Technologies S.A. is a limited liability company (société anonyme) registered in France with its registered office at 50 quai Michelet 92 532 Levallois Perret, France. Oberthur Technologies S.A.’s corporate registration number is 340 709 534 R.C.S. Paris.

Website: www.oberthur.com

About The Prepaid Awards

The Prepaid Awards was created to celebrate innovation and best practices within the prepaid industry. The Prepaid Awards is the leading awards ceremony for the prepaid industry and to reflect the success of previous years and recognise that prepaid is ever-growing, the event took place at the prestigious Grosvenor House in the centre of London.

The next Prepaid Awards will be on the 6th October 2011.

Website: www.prepaidawards.com

(Date Published: Oct 21, 2010, 5:26am)