Giesecke & Devrient is a leading global technology group with its headquarters in Munich, Germany, and 58 subsidiaries, joint ventures, and associated companies in 32 countries on all continents. At the end of 2012, G&D had a headcount of 11,213 employees. In fiscal 2012, G&D generated a total revenue of €1,789 billion.
G&D is a global company with German roots. It was established as a family business in 1852 by Hermann Giesecke and Alphonse Devrient in the printing and publishing metropolis of Leipzig as the Officin für Geld- und Werthpapiere, or a printing firm for money and securities.
Banknote paper and printing, security paper and foils, plant engineering, services for printing firms, banknote processing systems, security features and sensor technology, service and technical support
Hardware, software, and services for mobile security applications: SIM cards, bank cards, authentication solutions, SIM/device management, subscription management, Trusted Service Management (TSM) for NFC-based applications, such as mobile payment, and secure loading and processing of applications on mobile devices
ID cards, personalization and border control systems, travel documents, cards and systems for electronic healthcare applications, for personal identification and authentication and for secure electronic transactions online
Research and development has always been a top priority for G&D. The group now has over 1,092 developers working on new products and procedures. R&D spending totaled around €128 million in fiscal 2012. Globally, G&D has approximately 7,300 patents and patent applications, with 155 added in 2012.