SICPA Acquires the Olivetti I-Jet R&D Activity

SICPA Acquires the Olivetti I-Jet R&D Activity in Arnad, Val d’Aosta, Italy

SICPA's Government Security Solutions Division, a leading provider of integrated government security solutions and secure Track & Trace for excise tax products, announced today that it has acquired the Research & Development department of Olivetti I-Jet, part of Olivetti S.p.A., based in Italy.


The Research and Development department is devoted to technological activities in the field of thermal inkjets with key competencies in digital marking, image, print processing, microelectronics, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and  microfluidics.


The transaction will bring together SICPA’s unique expertise in security inks and Track & Trace solutions, with Olivetti's I-Jet long standing experience in digital printing.


Digital marking is part of SICPA's security solutions portfolio. Applications typically include highly secured tax stamps for tax collection enhancement, secured identification, traceability and authentication solutions.


The R&D activity and related personnel will remain in the present premises in Arnad. SICPA commented: “We are eager to integrate the key competencies of the Olivetti I-Jet R&D team in our continuous effort in developing state-of-the-art security solutions”.




SICPA is a Swiss company, founded in 1927, with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. At the core of SICPA’s security expertise are high-technology security inks which protect the majority of the world’s banknotes, identity documents as well as many other value documents from counterfeiting and fraud. The company employs around 3000 people worldwide and is established in 30 countries on 5 continents, with products sold to most countries worldwide. SICPA is a trusted security solutions provider to governments, central banks and high-security printers.


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