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SIA has inaugurated a new specialized center for payment cards that can personalize more than 10 million cards per year

4 iulie 2019

In the technological excellence center payment cards, contactless and with biometric recognition, can be produced using eco-friendly materials and metal. The new plant currently has a production capacity of about 2800 cards/hour – but that is totally scalable according to the needs.

In Verona today SIA has inaugurated a new specialized center for payment cards, capable of managing every stage of issuing, from conception to distribution, through a monitoring system compliant with the highest standards of security.

„The technological excellence center uses state-of-the-art equipment capable of producing an average of 10 million cards per year, with volumes that are scalable even further.”, according to the press release.

At the center in Verona, in line with the requirements of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Card Production and Provisioning standard of the payment circuits, personalization activities are carried out for all types of bank cards (debit, credit and prepaid), for loyalty cards or those associated with specific services such as, for example, university, fuel or transport cards.

As well as traditional PVC cards, the plant is able to produce metal cards and those made of eco-friendly materials, based on various technologies like chip, contactless or biometric recognition which allow the entry of a PIN to be replaced with a fingerprint.

With this new initiative, SIA completes its offering of card management services at the disposal of its customers, supporting them in management from the design to the issue of the cards – also with dedicated packaging – to processing of payment transactions and the authorization process, right up to virtualization of  cards on a smartphone.

With the inauguration of the new center in Verona, SIA consolidates its role in digital payments as a reliable and secure technology partner, focusing on innovation to cover the entire value chain of e-money services while maintaining a high standard of quality,“ commented Eugenio Tornaghi, Marketing & Sales Director of SIA.

From pioneers in the digitalization of payments having enabled the Alipay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and WeChat solutions in Italy, today we confirm our ‘bank friendly’ positioning making available to banks, both traditional and online, a customized physical card to be used as an authentic calling card with respect to the end user.

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