London, UK – 11th September 2018 – The MULTOS Consortium, a group of international blue chip organisations responsible for the promotion and development of the MULTOS specifications that bring additional choice and flexibility to personalisation, announced today that Thames Technology Limited, one of Europe’s largest and most trusted card issuing partners; a market leader in the design, manufacture, personalisation and distribution of payment and retail card programmes, has joined as a Partner Member.
As a member, Thames Technology will participate in the MULTOS Business and Technical Architecture Groups which will allow them to contribute towards the development and growth of MULTOS whilst benefiting from the Consortium’s marketing, technical, and networking resources with members that span the secure payments, digital identity and smart device industries.
Thames Technology works with the best supply chain partners incorporating this policy across their business, including equipment, products and materials. They produce more than 250 million cards a year, for customers in over 60 countries. The company’s expertise across financial and non-financial cards, along with a wide range of added value services, sets it apart from its UK-based competition. They deliver exceptional work in the retail sector and the gift and loyalty markets which are continuing to grow, demanding innovative products and the highest levels of service. Thames is also a leading supplier to issuers of prepaid cards and this exciting sector offers a huge opportunity to suppliers who can provide a comprehensive service to both existing programme managers as well as new entrants into the market.
Ché Colford, Operations Director at Thames Technology, said: “The investment Thames Technology has made over the past few years in processes, people and production systems have ensured our business has retained a leading position in the vendor community. The evolving demands we see from our clients are key to shaping our business for the future, enabling us to provide the highest quality of products and services. We’re really excited to be working with the MULTOS Consortium and to leverage the robust and proven MULTOS technology to further enhance our high-end smart product offer”.
Paul Wilson, Commercial Manager of the MULTOS Consortium, said: “We are excited to welcome the Thames Technology business to the growing MULTOS Consortium and eco-system. Their solid legacy and reputation as a leading supplier of products and solutions to a wide range of businesses is a perfect foundation upon which they can leverage the advanced and secure MULTOS technology. For the higher-end technology card products such as contactless payment and access, Thames Technology is well positioned to serve their clients’ evolving requirements, and we look forward supporting their continued business success”.
About Thames Technology:
Thames Technology was established in 1995, having previously traded in the plastics industry for 40 years. Thames operates from a single secure site in the UK and manufactures, personalises and fulfils plastic cards for customers all over the world. Thames Technology manufactures and personalises both Smart Cards and Magnetic Stripe cards for a wide range of markets; banking, retail gift cards as well as pay TV, ID, e-top up, health, access control, loyalty and membership.
For more information, visit www.thamestechnology.co.uk
MULTOS is the most robust, industry-backed high security smart card platform, delivering simplicity and innovation to the world’s leading card and e-passport issuers. With a figure in excess of 1 billion issued smart cards and smart devices across more than 50 countries, thousands of issuers, including national governments, banks, corporate enterprises and transit authorities have taken advantage of the high security, multi-application platform for their deployment programmes. A wide range of applications including, EMV payment, contactless payment, authentication, digital identity, biometrics, loyalty and mass-transit ticketing, and connected and IoT smart devices may implemented, and co-reside, using a MULTOS powered chip. For further information, visit www.multos.com
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