SICPA Acquires Olivetti I-Jet R&D Activity in Arnad, Val d'Aosta, Italy
Published November 22, 2013
SICPA's Government Security Solutions Division, a leading provider of integrated government security solutions and secure Track & Trace for excise tax products, announced that it has acquired the Research & Development department of Olivetti I-Jet, part of Olivetti S.p.A., based in Italy.
The Research and Development department is devoted to technological activities in the field of thermal inkjet with key competencies in digital marking, image, print processing, microelectronics, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microfluidics.
The transaction will bring together SICPA’s unique expertise in security inks and Track & Trace solutions, with Olivetti's I-Jet long standing experience in digital printing. Digital marking is part of SICPA's security solutions portfolio. Applications typically include highly secured tax stamps for tax collection enhancement, secured identification, traceability and authentication solutions.