SMARTRAC N.V., a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of RFID transponders, announced that it has obtained Card Quality Management (CQM) Certification from MasterCard for its factory in Kulim , Malaysia . The CQM Label has been granted to SMARTRAC's high frequency card inlays following an on-site audit.
SMARTRAC has started setting up card inlay production in its Malaysian production facility in fall 2010. The expansion is part of an investment program targeted at enlarging the company's worldwide production capacity.
The MasterCard CQM Label for the factory in Kulim is an important accomplishment and complements the existing MasterCard CQM Label for high frequency card inlays, Durable Dual Interface (DDI) inlays and module packaging process in the company's production facility in Ayutthaya , Thailand .
"Thanks to the excellent performance of the teams in Thailand and Malaysia , we were able to conduct the ramp-up as scheduled and completed CQM certification in a comparably short period of time," said Wolfgang Schneider, Member of the Group Executive Team and Head of Business Unit Cards at SMARTRAC. "The certification is once again proof of our competence and commitment to highest quality and security."
CQM is a quality program ensuring high quality standards throughout the entire production process of MasterCard-branded products. With the recently awarded CQM certification, SMARTRAC's production processes have formally been verified to pursue the strict MasterCard quality requirements for the manufacturing facility, process management, testing, evaluation, and auditing.
SMARTRAC is a leading developer, manufacturer, and supplier of RFID components for a broad bandwidth of applications in all current frequency standards. The company produces ready-made as well as customized transponders for public transport, access control, RFID-based car immobilizers, animal identification, libraries, industry, and logistics.
SMARTRAC is the global market leader in high-quality RFID inlays for electronic passports (e-Passports) and contactless credit cards (e-Payment) as well as for RFID transponders for public transport applications. SMARTRAC was founded in 2000, went public in July 2006, and trades as a stock corporation under Dutch law with its registered headquarters in Amsterdam . The company currently employs some 3,300 employees and maintains a global research and development, production, and sales network.