HID Global announced its deal to acquire IAI industrial systems (IAI), a provider of personalization solutions for identity documents.
The acquisition will position HID Global for growth and innovation in the document personalization market. IAI has delivered personalization equipment and security features for passports and identity cards to governments and integrators since 1990.
The acquisition of IAI enables HID Global to expand its card printing / encoding solutions with the addition of centralized card personalization equipment and passport personalization capabilities for the delivery of citizen identity solutions.
“With this acquisition, we are able to expand HID Global’s market presence in the government-to-citizen ID space and other markets as well as further extend the IAI technology as part of our commitment to provide innovative solutions that enhance customer value,” said Stefan Widing, president and CEO of HID Global.
IAI’s personalization equipment and HID Global’s identity documents and solutions will enable customers to create high-security citizen IDs and passports.
The Veldhoven, The Netherlands- headquartered IAI will continue to maintain its operations there. The company will maintain its IAI brand for the foreseeable future.
HID Global says it has shipped more than 150 million RFID products in over 50 countries for major projects that include national ID, e-passport, foreign resident ID, worker ID, driver’s license and vehicle registration programs worldwide.