HID Global acquires Arjo Systems
HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has acquired Arjo Systems, a provider of physical and digital identity solutions for secure government ID applications. Arjo Systems gives HID Global broader capabilities to deploy electronic identification (eID) and ePassport solutions for government programs.
The acquisition brings together complementary strategies, customer bases and offerings that have strong synergies to support continued innovation for government-to-citizen ID customers. Arjo Systems boosts HID as an eID and ePassport solutions provider with complementary products and new software capabilities, an eID/ePassport chip operating system, integration services and market knowledge, expanding HID Global’s presence in select emerging markets, as HID looks to better support government customers and integrators alike.
Arjo Systems, formerly a division of Arjowiggins Security (cf. Smart Insights Weekly #15-12), will be merged with HID Global’s existing Government ID Solutions business. With approximately 100 employees overall, Arjo Systems will continue its operations in France, Italy and Hong Kong.
Anchored by more than two decades of experience in the government market, HID Global has shipped more than 150 million government-issued IDs in over 50 countries for major projects that include national ID, e-passport, foreign resident ID, driver’s license and vehicle registration programs. HID’s parent company is Assa Abloy, the global leader in door opening solutions.