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Tactilis opens dedicated facility for manufacturing biometric smart cards

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Tactilis announced the official opening of its purposely designed facility to support the growing global demand for its biometric ID solutions. The facility will serve as Tactilis’ Centre of Excellence for its Global Manufacturing and Research & Development.

Tactilis provides biometric card solutions to a wide range of applications including smart cities, private membership programmes, commercial enterprises, private banking and government sectors. Its current customer base is in the United States of America, the European Union, and the Middle East. Tactilis is a key partner of Next Biometrics.

The company noted in its announcement that Penang facility will be the benchmark for other Tactilis manufacturing centers globally. Its modular manufacturing design supports the company’s strategy for rapid expansion and growth. Penang was selected from several possible locations by Tactilis due to its experienced local workforce, efficient logistics and mature microelectronics ecosystem.

“We are very proud to open the world’s first dedicated facility for manufacturing biometric smartcards,” said Michael Gardiner, Tactilis Founder and CEO. “This significant milestone allows us to deploy our simple, quick and easy-to-scale solution and makes it easier than ever to authenticate and manage identities and protect precious data. We are looking forward to enabling citizens, businesses and government organizations get the most out of the open world while securing their interests with just one fingerprint.”

Dato’ Azman Mahmud, CEO of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority, added: “I believe the establishment of this new Centre of Excellence by Tactilis will foster the right environment for innovation and gamechanging ideas, while ultimately boosting the competitiveness of our local suppliers in meeting international standards and enable them to integrate themselves into the global value chain.”

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