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Elatec opens factory in Bosnia

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Elatec opens factory in Bosnia

Secure production facility for SIM cards and smartcards

Munich (Germany), Gračanica (Bosnia), 17 August 2015 – The Elatec Group has opened a new factory in Gračanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Group’s Card Solutions and RFID Systems departments are serving in the capacity of manufacturers and ELCO is acting as distributor. Elatec’s new facility with more than 1,600 m² – produces SIM cards and packaging as well as RFID chips. The factory, which is equipped with cutting-edge machinery, has currently an annual capacity of two digit million SIM cards annually. The SAS security equipment in the new building meets and exceeds all standards specified by the GSM Association for equipment related to the personalisation of SIM cards.

“Our previous growth supports the goals we are pursuing with the opening of our new factory in Northeast Bosnia and Herzegovina. We want to become one of the leading international centres for the personalisation of SIM cards. For that reason, we refused to compromise when it came to the security and access control of the building,” explains Benedikt Leisten, Department Manager at Elatec Card Solutions. The product and packaging systems at the factory in Gračanica are protected by structural elements including 60 surveillance cameras, motion sensors and access control systems. The production facility and security control room are high-security areas. All people and goods moving through the area are subject to strict control measures. “Constructing a new building gave us the opportunity to design the security equipment as well as the production and packaging systems according to the latest standards,” continues Benedikt Leisten. One floor of the two-storey factory building is reserved for the Card Solutions product area while the other floor is dedicated to RFID Systems.

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About Elatec GmbH

Elatec specializes in developing RFID reader systems and components. The company also acts as a distributor with a highly specialized focus on semiconductors, industrial computer systems as well as display technologies and solutions. Elatec has nine branches in Europe, branches in the US, in Brazil and Australia as well as a close-knit global distribution network. It supplies all market segments of the electronics industry with a broad range of products from leading manufacturers. In all, Elatec comprises four business units: RFID Systems, Electronic Components, Card Solutions, and Security Solutions.

For more information about Elatec please visit www.elatec.com.

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