Syscom Corporation Limited, a subsidiary of Sagem Orgam, announced significant investment over the next two years in India. The announcement came on the heels of the inauguration of Asia’s largest smart card manufacturing facility located in Noida SEZ, near New Delhi to support the growing demand for mobile handsets and network infrastructure especially in India and the Asia Pacific region. The manufacturing capacity of the new plant will be 200 million cards per year; to be doubled over the next 3 years. The manufacturing plant in India will produce a full range of SIM cards including up to 256 KB capacity.
SYSCOM INAUGURATES ASIA’s LARGEST SMART CARD MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN NOIDA
TO DOUBLE PLANT CAPACITY IN 3 YEARS
- Syscom inaugurates a highly cost efficient production facility in NSEZ Noida, near New Delhi
- Manufacturing facility to cater to global requirement of Telco’s and in particular covering south-east Asia, middle-east and Africa
- Sagem Orga and Syscom invest heavily in R&D to bring the best in technology to the market
- Market share of 40 to 45% in India
- Manufacturing capacity of the new plant 200 million cards per year; to be doubled over the next 3 years to meet the market needs
Syscom Corporation Limited, a subsidiary of Sagem Orga, one of the leading players in the global SIM & smart card business, today announced significant investment over the next two years in India. The strategic announcement came on the heels of the inauguration of Asia’s largest smart card manufacturing facility located in Noida SEZ to support the growing demand for mobile handsets and network infrastructure especially in India and the Asia Pacific region.
Set up in 1996, Syscom continues to be the leader in the SIM card business in India since the beginning of mobile telephony in India. The company enjoys a staggering market share of 40 to 45% in India, with major clientele including telecom operators like Vodafone, Bharti, Idea, Reliance, BSNL among others.
Present on the occasion, Patrick Samier, CEO of Sagem-Orga said “With the Indian telecom industry passing through transformational times, and the mobile telecommunication subscriber base growing at the rate of 65 to 70% per annum, it is indeed an exciting time to be in India. With the induction of new telecom players after the recent release of new telecom licences, the industry is all set for faster expansion, thereby providing further growth opportunities for us in India”.
The Smart Card manufacturing facility spread over 8,000 sqm of land area in the progressive NSEZ, Noida, (Uttar Pradesh) is the largest and first of its kind in Asia Additionally, the new facility would enhance the overall production capacity of Syscom the market leader in SIM cards to 200 million cards per annum. Apart from catering to the needs of Indian customers the facility will also cater to global customers of Sagem Orga group covering South-East Asia, Middle East and Africa.
“Syscom plans to further consolidate its position, and intends to invest to retain market leadership in India, and what better way of demonstrating our commitment than ensuring that the rapidly growing demands of the local market can be met from an in-country production site”, said Sanjeev Shriya, Managing Director, Syscom Corporation Limited, and VP Asia-Pacific of Sagem-Orga. “The SIM card market is dynamic and besides the volumes, SIM card capacity and capabilities are also going up. The manufacturing plant in India will produce full range of SIM cards including up to 256 KB capacity. In 2008 alone, we expect the Indian market to require approximately 250 million SIM cards and by 2010 the demand is expected to touch 500 million”, he further added.
About Syscom Corporation Limited
Established in 1996, Syscom Corporation Ltd. is the market leader in the supply of SIM Cards and SIM related solutions since the penetration of mobiles in the Indian market. This company offers innovative, tailor made system solutions on SIM card technology.
Syscom serves all of the top regional mobile operators; the list of customers includes Vodafone, Bharti, Idea Cellular, Reliance, BSNL, Dishnet, Grameen, and Hutch Sri Lanka among others.
The company is a subsidiary of the global SIM & smart card group Sagem Orga, which itself is a part of the international SAFRAN high-tech group.
About Sagem Orga
Sagem Orga is one of the pioneers and world leaders in the smart card sector. It leverages cutting-edge technologies to realize the visions of boundless mobile communication and integrated digital security. In the telecommunications sector, Sagem Orga’s customers include the largest wireless carriers around the world. Millions of people benefit from its in-depth know-how and tailor-made solutions for GSM, CDMA and UMTS. In the field of digital security, Sagem Orga protects the identity of citizens worldwide and secures electronic communications among government agencies, citizens and enterprises. As a smart card expert, the company offers solutions for biometric and electronic identification, electronic ID cards, driver licenses and cashless payment.
Sagem Orga has a global network of subsidiaries, joint ventures, branch offices and sales partners, along with leading-edge production sites in Germany, France, Brazil, Russia, India. The smart card expert employs more than 1,600 people worldwide. Sagem Orga is part of the international SAFRAN high-tech group. For more information, please visit: www.sagem-orga.com.
SAFRAN is an international high-technology group with four core businesses: Aerospace Propulsion, Aircraft Equipment, Defense Security, and Communications. It has more than 63,000 employees in over 30 countries, and annual revenues of 12 billion euros. The SAFRAN Group comprises a number of companies with prestigious brand names, and holds, alone or in partnership, global or European leadership positions in all of its markets.