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Safran Morpho to make new Estonian ID cards

BC, Tallinn, 25.04.2016.Print version
The European security and identity solutions provider Safran Morpho will produce ID cards for Estonia under a five-year contract to be signed soon, informs LETA/BNS.

In a public procurement tender of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board three renowned European ID producers submitted their offers. The tender committee chose the offer of Safran Morpho as the winner, the Police and Border Guard Board said.


The winner of the public procurement tender will start producing ID cards, digital IDs and residence permit cards for Estonia at the beginning of 2018 at the latest.


"In choosing the winner of the public procurement tender we took into consideration the cost of the offer, the selection of security elements and their functioning, the process of manufacture, certification and personalization of the documents and the timetable of preparations," Margit Ratnik, head of the office for identification and status at the Police and Border Guard Board, said.


The German company Trub AG, which last year was acquired by Gemalto, has been manufacturing ID cards for Estonia since 2001.

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