Sagem Identification (Morpho's subsidiary, Safran group) announced that it won an international call for tenders from the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.
Starting October 1, 2011, Sagem Identification will produce, personalize and distribute the new designed Dutch travel documents (electronic passports and national identity cards) for a period of 7 years with an extension possibility of 3 years. The yearly volume will be more than 3 million documents.
"This contract is again an example of the outstanding cooperation and the combination of the strength, knowledge and experience inside Morpho," said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and CEO of Morpho.
"We are both proud and honored to earn the trust of the Dutch government," said Anko Blokzijl, Chairman of the non-executive board of Sagem Identification. "This contract confirms our position as the market leader in high-end biometric passport solutions and our ability to meet the highest demands for secure solutions against competitive pricing."