Parent Companies

As a joint venture of Giesecke+Devrient GmbH, Munich, and Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Berlin, Veridos pools the specialist expertise, the many years of experience, and the innovative power of the two largest German providers for high-security technologies.


Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is an internationally leading Group providing security technology, headquartered in Munich, Germany. It has 72 subsidiaries, joint ventures, and associated companies in 32 countries worldwide. G+D had around 11,300 employees as of the end of 2016. In the fiscal year 2016, G+D generated total revenues of around 2.1 billion euros. G+D was founded by Hermann Giesecke and Alphonse Devrient in Leipzig – a city with a rich printing and publishing heritage – as the "Officin für Geld- und Werthpapiere" in 1852. Today, G+D is a family-owned company with its roots in Germany and operations all over the world.

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Bundesdruckerei GmbH, based in Berlin, is a world leader when it comes to developing and supplying system solutions and services for secure identification both in the analog and digital world. In addition to comprehensive passport and ID card systems, the company supplies German and international customers in both the public and private sectors with ID documents, high-security cards, document verification hardware and security software along with trust center and eID services. Bundesdruckerei also produces banknotes, postage and revenue stamps as well as electronic publications.

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