Springfield, VA 22153
Phone: (703) 455-8050
Fax: (703) 450-4518
Sales: $60 million (Ink World estimate).
Key Personnel: Jane Lute, CEO; Alex Spelman, SICPA VP and director of business development; Russ LaCoste, sales director, North America; Tom Classick, technical director.
Major Products: Proprietary security inks for intaglio, offset, screen, flexo, gravure and inkjet security printing applications. Providers of integrated and customized security and compliance solutions for brand protection.
Operating Facilities: Springfield, VA; Fort Worth, TX; Carol Stream, IL; Vaudreuil-Dorrian, Quebec.
Comments: SICPA Securink Corporation, SICPA S.A.’s North American subsidiary, is the leading security ink producer in North America, with its inks being utilized for currency and security documents as well as packaging.
Its parent company, SICPA S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland, is best known as the leading producer of security inks and other measures for documents and consumer brands. While SICPA is best known for its high-tech inks for currency, the company has leveraged its expertise into brand security as well. SICPA S.A. had estimated worldwide sales of $375 million during 2016.
SICPA Securink was active in the US during the past year. The company was awarded a 10-year contract to provide the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) with a program, including its SICPA Excise Tax System (SETS), for the DMV’s fuels tax collection operations.
“We are excited to partner with the Virginia DMV to help ensure the Commonwealth collects the revenues needed to support its critical transportation infrastructure” said Jane Lute, CEO of SICPA North America. “The SICPA Excise Tax System (SETS) is an integrated and scalable solution to provide enhanced service delivery to both agency employees and taxpayers.”
With its SICPATRACE Cannabis system, the company also has developed cannabis control programs. SICPA notes that this system allows county officials in Mendocino, Yolo and Humboldt counties to track cannabis “from cultivator to dispensary.”
“The customizable SICPATRACE Cannabis solution – combined with SICPA’s ongoing implementation support – provides government officials, cultivators, distributors, and consumers greater visibility into the supply chain for cannabis products. This forensic trail, stretching from cultivator to dispensary, helps identify and reduce the spread of illegal cannabis, supports public health and safety goals, and increases consumer confidence,” said Alex Spelman, SICPA VP of business development.