French card firm Evolis creates Japanese subsidiary
Evolis has created a wholly-owned subsidiary in Tokyo – Evolis Japan – to establish a long-term presence in Japan.
Evolis has been present since 2008 in Japan through a distributor. But with the subsidiary now up and running it is looking to strength its relations with local partners for business development.
“Japan is one of the world’s leading economies with more than 125 million people. We therefore see strong potential for card personalisation in several markets. The creation of a Japanese company will help in our existing business relationships and facilitate the development of new partnerships” says Eirik Bakke, managing director, Evolis APAC.
The French group provides personalisation and issuance solutions for plastic cards in financial services and various other markets such as retail, hospitality, or public administrations.
Evolis Japan will market the entire Evolis product range and offer technical support by Japanese speakers.
According to Evolis, its systems allow for the on-site personalisation, encoding and securing of cards that support various applications, such as debit and credit cards, ID cards, resident permits, drivers’ licences, transport passes, and student IDs.