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G+D Mobile Security launches personalization bureau in South Africa

05/08/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

G+D Mobile Security is opening a new personalization bureau in Johannesburg on August 13, 2019. It offers companies in the financial industry in Southern and Central Africa comprehensive local services for the personalization of payment cards.

Further to the complete physical and digital personalization of payment cards, the new center also provides numerous additional services. These include the direct delivery of cards to end customers in individual packaging, the option of delivery tracking or Smart document generation as a service. On request, G+D Mobile Security also takes over the storage of cards and inventory management.

With the new facility, G+D Mobile Security is investing in the emerging economy of South and Central Africa and doubling its workforce in this region. The company is also massively expanding its personalization capacities. In a first phase, the Johannesburg bureau will have a capacity of around 10 million personalized cards per year; in a second phase, this capacity will be expanded to 17 million cards per year.

Customers in the region will benefit from a closer cooperation with G+D Mobile Security. The local presence enables shorter processing times for customer orders, faster delivery of cards to end customers and allows G+D to react more directly to new regional requirements in 28 countries.

The personalization of cards and applications on a wide variety of devices is one of the core competencies of G+D Mobile Security. The company is globally present with over 20 production and personalization sites as well as data centers.

"We are very much looking forward to the opening of our Johannesburg personalization center," says Carsten Wengel, Head of Sales for Financial Solutions at G+D Mobile Security. "It will enable us to support a growing region directly on site with our years of experience and our comprehensive solutions to overcome the challenges of digital change and seize its great opportunities.”


About G+D Mobile Security

G+D Mobile Security is a global mobile security technology company headquartered in Munich, Germany. The company is part of the Giesecke+Devrient group. G+D Mobile Security has a workforce of 5,300 employees and generated sales of EUR 868 m in the 2018 fiscal year. More than 40 sales and partner offices as well as 20+ certified production and personalization sites and data centers ensure customer proximity worldwide.

G+D Mobile Security manages and secures billions of digital identities throughout their entire life cycle. Our products and solutions are used by commercial banks, mobile network operators, car and mobile device manufacturers, business enterprises, transit authorities and health insurances and their customers every day to secure payment, communication and device-to-device interaction. G+D Mobile Security is a technology leader in its markets and holds a strong competitive position.

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