1008 Prilly, Switzerland
Phone: +41 21-627-5555
Fax: +41 21-627-5727
Sales: In excess of $400 million (Ink World estimate)
Major Products: Security inks and features for intaglio, offset, screen, gravure, flexo and inkjet printing of banknotes and value documents. Providers and integrators of security systems for product protection and excise tax enhancement.
Key Personnel: Maurice A. Amon and Philippe Amon, executive co-chairmen; Dr. Anton Bleikolm, managing director.
Number of Employees: 3,000.
Comments: The leading international provider of security inks and solutions for most of the world’s banknotes, as well as a wide range of documents, such as passports, transport tickets, plastic cards and lottery scratch cards, SICPA is organized in three divisions: SICPA Security Inks Division; SICPA Government Security Solutions Division; and SICPA Product and Brand Protection Division.
SICPA Holding SA has offices and manufacturing sites in 30 countries on five continents, and is the trusted technical advisor to central banks and banknote printers for selecting and integrating security features into upgraded and new banknote series.
SICPA Security Inks Division focuses on applications such as banknotes, official ID documents such as passports, identity cards and birth certificates, postage stamps, tax banderoles, security labels and product markings.
SICPA’s Government Security Solutions is dedicated to protecting tax revenues for products such as tobacco, alcohol and pharmaceuticals.
To help combat counterfeiting and illicit trade of all kinds of products, SICPA Product and Brand Protection Division has leveraged its expertise in developing inks and solutions for banknotes and value documents into integrated security systems. These systems utilize SICPA’s security ink technology with innovative information technology that tracks the product from manufacture to final point of sale.
In September 2012, SICPA and the World Customs Organisation (WCO) signed an agreement concerning SICPA’s contribution to the WCO capacity building program, marking a further step in the cooperation between the WCO and the private sector.
In January 2013, SICPA Government Security Solutions opened its new Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore, which will serve as a base for its activities in Asia Pacific.