G&D | G&D in North America

G&D in the USA


Heather Klein

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Giesecke & Devrient: Global

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is a leading global technology provider headquartered in Munich, Germany. Including the American headquarters located in Dulles, VA, G&D has 58 subsidiaries and joint ventures in 31 countries across six continents.

G&D has over 11,000 employees worldwide with 1,200 throughout North America, including 150 in Dulles. The company was founded in 1852 and is a family-owned company with roots in Germany and operations all over the world.

Giesecke & Devrient: U.S. Subsidiary

G&D | G&D in North America

Twenty five years ago, G&D established its American subsidiary in Reston, VA to produce and support Banknote Currency Solutions for the central banks. The American office rapidly expanded its Banknote Solutions to include commercial banks, public transportation authorities, armored carriers and casinos throughout North America.

In the mid-1990's, G&D’s offerings expanded to include cards and card systems. G&D provided smart card solutions for governments and government agencies, wireless operators, financial institutions, the health care industry, protected access, electronic identification and public key infrastructures.

As G&D’s customer base and American presence grew, the company expanded into a newly constructed, 134,500 sq. ft. facility in Dulles, VA. The Dulles site serves as Giesecke & Devrient’s North American headquarters and is supported by several additional locations, including Ontario, Quebec and Mexico.

In the U.S., G&D’s Atlanta office is home to the Server, Software and Solutions team where activities center on the over-the-air (OTA) solutions business to include SIM OTA, Device Management, FOTA and Subscription Management. From G&D’s San Jose office, the west coast team supports partnerships with some of the globally most recognizable names in the high technology industry. G&D’s state-of-the-art facility in Twinsburg, Ohio produces and personalizes secure smart cards for banking, electronic ID and transit applications.

Giesecke & Devrient: U.S. Business Units

G&D | G&D in North America

G&D is a market leader and cutting-edge innovator of products and solutions for the Banknote and Mobile Security industries.

G&D’s Banknote Currency Solutions enable an efficient and secure cash cycle. The Banknote Currency Solutions business provides banknote processing systems for the scanning, inspecting, counting, sorting and authentication of banknotes. In addition, G&D's software development center in Vaughan, Canada produces vault management and banknote inventory control and optimization software.

G&D continues to extend its expertise in banknote processing and has established itself as the number one provider of high speed banknote processing systems and solutions to central banks, banknote printers, commercial banks, public transportation authorities, CIT companies and casinos. Banknote Currency Solutions has an installed base of 610 BPS systems at 300 customer locations in the US & Canada.

The Mobile Security business unit supplies end-to-end security solutions to its broad customer base which includes: banks, mobile network operators, public transportation authorities, private sector enterprises and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

G&D’s employees represent the top tier of Mobile Security subject matter experts. Developing, programming and managing the SIM cards found in almost every connected mobile device, G&D enables secure communications through its state-of-the-art management of secure over-the-air data transfer. From smartphones to connected cars to commercial machine-to-machine communications, G&D’s solutions enable the growth and ensure the security of today’s ever more connected society.

G&D is the leading provider of EMV programs in North America, having delivered over 300 million EMV cards since 2008. In addition to manufacturing the cards, G&D provides secure credential management through central and distributed personalization and fulfillment services. This vast experience allows G&D the flexibility and scalability to most appropriately support its customers’ transition to EMV in advance of the October 2015 liability shift.

G&D also provides governments and public authorities with turnkey end-to-end solutions for highly secure travel documents, ID systems, and healthcare cards, which can be used for conventional identification purposes as well as for authenticating and safeguarding online business transactions.