Launched in 2007 and exclusively designed to meet the specific needs of governments, SICPATRACE® is a multiproduct, multifunctional solution that integrates product authentication, production monitoring and secure track & trace functions. Implemented in various countries, these production-monitoring systems secure products and support government legislation to successfully fight counterfeiting, illicit trade and tax evasion.
ALBERT AMON'S LEGACY
Today, SICPA is owned and managed by the third generation of the Amon family, which embodies the company's values of excellence and entrepreneurship with the same pioneering spirit and sense of responsibility of their father and grandfather.
Throughout its history, SICPA has dedicated itself to helping governments, central banks, high-security printers and industry find comprehensive solutions to widespread security issues.
In a world where no document or product is immune to counterfeiting, alteration or smuggling, our business has expanded from protecting most of the world’s currency to providing secured identification, traceability and authentication solutions and services.
1927 - Founded by Maurice Amon in Lausanne, Switzerland.
1940s - Production of printing inks.
1948 - First security inks applied on the Spanish 100 peseta.
1950s & 1960s - Established pan-European operating presence; development of intaglio security inks.
1969 - SICPA’s security ink standards endorsed by Interpol.
1970s - Expansion in North and South America; development of a new generation of water-wiping intaglio inks.
1982 - First ink supply contract with the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
1987 - First note issued with OVI®, colour-shifting ink, in Thailand.
1980s-1990s - Further expansion in Europe and Asia.
2000s - Development and supply of integrated product authentication and traceability solutions to governments and brand owners.
2005 - Divestment of packaging ink business to focus on security inks and integrated security solutions.
2007 - Turkey and Brazil are the first countries to implement a secure product identification, traceability and tax reconciliation system – SICPATRACE®.
2008 - First dynamic colour-shifting ink – SPARK® – applied on banknotes.
2010 - SICPA acquires US-based Meyercord Revenue Inc to strengthen its position in the tax stamp market in North America.