Orell Füssli acquires stake in Procivis

18/03/20

Swiss security technology specialist Orell Füssli has acquired a stake in e-government solution provider Procivis. Within the framework of a strategic partnership, the two companies will jointly promote the development of trustworthy technologies in the fields of e-government and electronic identities.

For almost 100 years, Orell Füssli has been providing security solutions for the Swiss state and its citizens, whether as a partner for the Swiss National Bank in the field of banknote printing or the Swiss Confederation in the production of the Swiss national passport and driving licence. In order to apply and further develop this leading know-how to the digital society, Orell Füssli is participating in the Swiss e-government service provider Procivis as a strategic partner and investor.

Procivis’ e-government technology forms the basis for the successfully introduced and continuously extended e-ID solution of the Canton of Schaffhausen, which was the first Swiss canton to introduce an official digital identity for its residents. Procivis’ technology provides citizens with direct and trustworthy digital access to governmental and private services. Within the framework of the strategic cooperation, Procivis will be able to benefit from Orell Füssli’s longstanding experience as a partner for governmental agencies. In addition, synergies and further potential for innovation will result at the intersection of the production of physical identification documents and electronic identities.

Procivis CEO Daniel Gasteiger said:

“Orell Füssli is our partner of choice for the further development and dissemination of our e-government solutions. Orell Füssli’s unique know-how in the field of security technology and its position as a trusted partner for governmental agencies will allow us to drive forward Procivis’ ideas for a secure and high-performance e-government with additional thrust.”

Orell Füssli CEO Daniel Link said:

“Through the strategic partnership with Procivis, Orell Füssli is expanding its expertise in security technology with solutions for e-government and electronic identity. For Orell Füssli, this collaboration is a logical step to bring the company’s nearly 100 years of experience in security solutions for the state and its citizens into the digital society and to support it with innovative services.”

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