Installing the German eID Production lines
SMARTRAC is the global market leader for high quality RFID inlays for contactless identity documents such as e-Passports and e-National ID Cards. Based on a broad technology range and more than 1000 patents and patent applications, we are the RFID technology partner of choice worldwide. Our customers benefit from high security production facilities in Asia, Europe and the US; EAL5+ site certificates for production of e-ID products; compliance with international standards; highest product quality and reliability; and proven technology
'Our successful cooperation with Xytec and flexible access to
state-of-the-art machinery for the production of RFID components is a
decisive competitive advantage,' said Dr. Christian Fischer, CEO of
SMARTRAC. 'The opportunity to further develop our production technologies
inhouse and to build machinery and equipment will remain an important
By taking over the remaining 70 percent in Xytec we
will ensure this strategic advantage. We will effectively utilize know how
and cost advantages as well as exploit short delivery times to maintain the
technology leadership of SMARTRAC and to allocate production capacities for
further growth in good time.'
Xytec Solutions Sdn. Bhd. was founded in 2005. The company provides
SMARTRAC with specialized machinery for the production of RFID inlays which
are patent protected for SMARTRAC. On this basis, SMARTRAC has continuously
built up production capacities for RFID inlays which are produced using
patent protected wire embedding-technology. SMARTRAC intends to increase
the portfolio of Xytec and to apply its expertise also for other production
processes such as etching technology.
SMARTRAC is the first inlay manufacturer worldwide to
obtain security certification for its production environment, processes for
personal electronic identification (eID) products and the initialization
environment for eID.
March 02, 2020, Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) today announced it completed the acquisition of Smartrac’s Transponder business, for the purchase price of €225 million, subject to customary adjustments.
The picture above is for the RFID inlay embedding heads.
The German eID production lines were installed in 2011 In Germany in 2 separate trips. The factory was relatively new and we were a team of 6 professionals.
We spent almost 1 month installing and testing the first production line. We needed 1 week to pass the SAT test in collaboration with the smartrac Thai team.
The photo above was taken on our last day in the German factory after we passed the SAt test and the operator training was completed.