SPS appoints ARE CON distributor for Central Europe

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) and ARE CON are happy to announce the appointment of ARE CON as SPS distributor in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

ROUSSET, FRANCE, October 29, 2012 – After years of commercial relations, ARE CON, a German company involved in distribution with a focus on the manufacturers and system integrators of smart cards, and Smart Packaging Solutions, an expert in secure contactless and dual interface solutions, have just set up a distribution agreement appointing ARE CON as SPS distributor for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Central Europe experiences a growing demand in for highly secure RFID dual-interface, hybrid and passport solutions, where the combination of the product and manufacturing expertise brought by SPS with the extensive field experience of ARE CON are bound to deliver an increasing market presence.

Ivan Peytavin, Head of Sales for the West Europe and Americas at SPS said: “The markets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland abound with initiatives likely to use SPS products. Thanks to our distributor agreement with ARE CON, we will be in the best position to make local integrators benefit from SPS expertise”.

Bernhard F. Wernberger, founder and managing director of ARE CON said: “The innovative RFID solutions of SPS are the technical answer of today’s difficulties to offer long life reliable dual-interface and contactless solutions, at reasonable production cost, to the market. We are convinced of the SPS product portfolio and it will be our pleasure to offer the SPS solution to our customer. As customer satisfaction was and is always in our focus we are happy to add the SPS products onto our portfolio in order to support our customers in their success at the market.”

Based on more than 15 years of experience in the semiconductor and smart card industry, ARE CON offers access to nearly all card manufacturers and state printing houses in the territory. Thanks to its experience, its portfolio of technology, and its technical competence, the addition of SPS offer will lead to a mutual success the customers, SPS and ARE CON.

About SPS
With more than 20 years of experience in the field of smart card technologies, Smart Packaging Solutions is specialized in the design, manufacturing and sale of contactless solutions dedicated to ID cards, e-passport and dual interface banking cards. Headquartered in Rousset, France, SPS employs 100 people. The company specializes in contactless and dual-interface products, with a recognized micro packaging expertise. SPS has filed over 120 patents supporting its exclusive technologies. More information at www.s-p-s.com

About ARE CON GmbH & Co. KG
ARE CON is dynamic and professional service organization within the smart card industry, targeting to connect business partners for mutual success. Based on longtime experience and an extensive network in smart card industry ARE CON offers consultancy services and sales of complex products like semi-finished RFID components, screen printing inks and completes its portfolio with RFID solutions of SPS. More information at www.are-con.com

•    Olivier BRUNET, Product & Marketing director, SPS, contact@s-p-s.com,
tel: +33 4 42 53 84 44
•    Bernhard F. Wernberger, Managing Director, ARE CON GmbH & Co. KG, wernberger@are-con.com, tel: +49 441 8000 675, mobile: +49 160 907 13 587