History

  • 1984:

Hugues Souparis founded the company

  • 1993:

Focus on security DOVIDs – Opening of subsidiary in Poland

  • 1998:

Publicly listed on Euronext

Selected by the ECB (European Central Bank) for Euro banknote origination

  • 2003:

Introduction of first DID® technology generation

  • 2006:

Acquisition of Dausmann Holographics (Germany), R & D laboratory renamed Hologram. Industries Research

  • 2009:

Acquisition of Advestigo, a French software expert in the fight against counterfeiting and illicit use of digital content on Internet

Introduction of the first generation of color volume hologram on photopolymer: HoloID®

Extension of the French Headquarter & production site in France, increasing in size 40% to an area of 7,000 m²

Acquisition of SecureMark Decal and Ariston Reflective (USA), specialized in the design and production of destructible and retroreflective labels, especially for vehicle protection in several US States

  • 2010:

Acquisition of Keesing Reference Systems B.V. (Netherlands), publisher of both content and software of security documents, and the world's largest reference database of identity documents and banknotes; Keesing Reference Systems offers advanced verification solutions to conduct online semi and fully automated document control

Acquisition of Label System Authentication (USA) specialized in the design, manufacture and distribution of security labels for Brand Protection and product authentication

  • 2014:

Acquisition of Trigenion GmbH, a company specialized in design and production of security printing solutions for travel documents like passports and visa