Paris, May 22, 2012 - Morpho (Safran group) announced today that it has signed a 4 year contract with the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) for the supply of driver’s licenses and digital tachograph cards.* Morpho will partner with subcontractors CardPlus Oy, specialized in the personalization of plastic cards and certSign, a provider of electronic signature certification services, to carry out the contract.
The company will produce over 400,000 cards in its high security production sites in the Netherlands and Germany while the personalization will be carried out by CardPlus.
“After a competitive tender process we selected Morpho to deliver our new driver’s licenses and digital tachograph cards based on its expertise in secure identification documents”, stated Pekka Hiltunen, Development Manager at Trafi.
“We are delighted to have been awarded this contract which strengthens our position in Finland as the key provider of highly secure identification solutions. In addition, it further demonstrates our global leadership in the driver’s license market”, said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morpho.
* Digital tachograph card: records driving and rest times of truck and bus drivers.
Morpho, a high-technology company in the Safran group, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals and smart cards. Morpho’s integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.
The Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi actively develops the safety of the transport system, promotes environmental friendliness of transport and regulates and oversees the transport system.