Oberthur Technologies’ Cotia facility first in South America to receive the SAS security certification
Nanterre, April 18, 2012 -
Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, today announced that its Cotia-based Brazil manufacturing plant has received the Security Accreditation Scheme (SAS) certification from the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) following an extensive third-party audit. Oberthur Technologies is the first smart card manufacturer in South America to satisfy the scheme's requirements for smartcard production.
GSMA’s SAS is a voluntary scheme through which suppliers subject their production sites and processes to a comprehensive security audit. The scope of the audit, developed in collaboration with world-class security auditing companies, includes embedding and value-added fulfillment of card form factor for GSM smartcard products, data generation for GSM personalisation and assessment of the security management system. The audit enables mobile operators to effectively assess a supplier’s security standards.
“As the only smart card manufacturer in all of South America with this designation, the certification assures our customers that Oberthur Technologies can provide solutions that follow a strict set of standardised security criteria,” said Orlando Berne, LATAM Operations Director of Oberthur Technologies. “The certification represents Oberthur Technologies ongoing focus to understand and to meet the critical security needs of mobile operators.”
The plant is also ISO9001 and ISO14001 accredited and has been certified by Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Three other Oberthur Technologies’ manufacturing sites carry the SAS security certification: Shenzhen in China, Vitré in France and Noida in India.
About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo
About Oberthur Technologies
Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies: systems development, solutions and services for smart cards (payment cards, SIM cards, access cards, NFC…) and for secure identity documents, traditional and electronic (identity card, passport, health care card). Created in 1984, Oberthur Technologies employs 5,700 employees. With 50 sales offices across 5 continents, Oberthur Technologies’ international network serves clients in 140 countries.
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