For more than 70 years, SICPA, a privately owned Swiss company, has established itself as a reliable security solutions provider and trusted advisor to governmental institutions, supporting them in mission-critical tasks such as securing banknotes, protecting passports and other authenticated printed documents. The solutions offered by SICPA enable millions of citizens every day to trust the integrity and authenticity of such documents in their daily life.
Today SICPA is taking a new step to assist governments and official authorities as they reinvent public services in a dematerialized, digitized environment, while at the same time assuring the confidence and trust of citizens and businesses. SICPA has concluded a strategic partnership with Guardtime, a key player in the field of digital asset security exploiting blockchain technologies. Guardtime has distinguished itself through its work securing the strategic databases of the Estonian Government, a leader in the adoption of eGovernment.
The joint-venture brings together Guardtime's proven technological know-how and SICPA's intimate knowledge of the highly specific needs and constraints of governmental institutions; the two partners combine to become a cutting edge player in the field of eGovernment solutions.
Philippe Thevoz, SICPA's eGovernment Solutions Vice-President, said:
“Thanks to Guardtime's technological expertise in the blockchain and its security core unrivalled in the market, we are further extending our mission to Enable Trust in the digital world”.Mike Gault, CEO of Guardtime said:
"SICPA's long-established relationship with institutions and the company’s knowledge of the issues they’re facing will significantly improve both the relevance and the time-to-market of our offer”.
Founded in 1927, SICPA is a trusted global provider of security inks as well as secured identification, traceability and authentication solutions. With cutting-edge security inks and technologies at the core of its expertise, the company protects the majority of the world’s banknotes, security and value documents. SICPA also works with governments and industry clients to protect citizens and consumers by offering product authentication, traceability, proof of origin and tax reconciliation.