Financial technologies provider SIA has opened a specialised centre for payment cards in Verona, Italy.
The centre is capable of producing an average of 10 million cards annually. Additionally, it equipped to manage every stage of card issuance, from conception to distribution.
Complying with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Card Production and Provisioning standards, the centre will also personalise all bank and loyalty cards.
The Verona centre will produce PVC cards, metal cards as well as products based on chip, contactless or biometric technologies.
SIA marketing and sales director Eugenio Tornaghi said: “With the inauguration of the new centre in Verona, SIA consolidates its role in digital payments as a reliable and secure technology partner, focusing on innovation to cover the entire value chain of e-money services while maintaining a high standard of quality.
“From pioneers in the digitalisation of payments having enabled the Alipay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and WeChat solutions in Italy, today we confirm our ‘bank friendly’ positioning making available to banks, both traditional and online, a customised physical card to be used as an authentic calling card with respect to the end user.”
SIA offers design, creation and management of technology infrastructures and services for financial institutions. It provides its services in more than 50 countries through its subsidiaries and branches.
In Italy, the company recorded 92 million card payments in pre-Christmas week of last year.