ZNAK

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ZNAK Ltd.
Formation 2004
Type Enterprise
Purpose Manufacture of plastic cards and document application forms.
Location
Product Plastic cards, document application forms
Staff
over 160
Website www.znak.ua

ZNAK Ltd. – is a Ukrainian manufacturer of plastic payment cards, document application forms and polycarbonate pages for passports,[1][2][3][4][5][6] etc. Located in Kiev. A member of the Ukrainian EDAPS Consortium.

History[edit]

  • December 2004 – became a member of International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA)[7] and Fogra Graphic Technology Research Association (FOGRA).
  • July 2005 – launch of enterprise’s production activity
  • January 2006 – the enterprise started manufacturing national plastic driving licenses and vehicle registration certificates in Ukraine.
  • June 2007 – start of the manufacture of polycarbonate pages for new travel passports within framework of implementation of state program.

2008[edit]

  • February 2008 – won tender to supply Visa Electron plastic cards to the second largest bank in the Republic of Belarus JSC Belagroprombank, as well the tender to supply many millions of plastic cards to Russia’s MCB Moscomprivatbank.
  • April 2008 – proceeded to manufacture polymeric pages for De Beers passports of jewelry.

The Quality Management System of ZNAK Ltd. is certified in accordance with the requirements of international standard ISO 9001:2000 and in the system UkrSEPRO in compliance with Ukrainian state standard DSTU ISO 9001-2001.

2009[edit]

  • October 2009 – became the first Ukrainian manufacturer of payment cards with Sagem Orga chip. These chips are used for bank plastic cards of the VISA and MasterCard International Payment systems as well as for the national UkrCard system.
  • October 2009 – the EDAPS Consortium was selected as the manufacturer of e-Passports and ID-cards for INTERPOL officers. Within the scope of this project ZNAK manufactures polycarbonate pages for passports and plastic cards.
  • December 2009 –audits carried out confirmed the Quality Management System of enterprise is in accordance with the requirements of the international and national standards ISO 9001

2010[edit]

  • April 2010 – delegation from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine headed by President of the NASU, Borys Paton
  • September 2010 – the enterprise introduced new solutions for design of bank cards, namely custom-designed cards, even aromatized (chocolate and citruses)
  • September 2010 – The National Bank of Ukraine awarded the enterprise as the winner in the nomination The Best Manufacturer of Cards for NSMEP. NSMEP – National System of Mass Electronic Payments

Certificates and licenses[edit]

The enterprise is a certified manufacturer of plastic cards, including chip cards for the MasterCard Worldwide and VISA Inc. international payment systems, and the UrkCard payment system. The Quality Management System of the enterprise is certified in accordance with the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001:2000 and in the system UkrSEPRO in compliance with the state standards of Ukraine DSTU ISO 9001-2001. Licenses: from the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine and the Security Service of Ukraine.

Membership of organizations[edit]

  • International Card Manufacturers Association ICMA.
  • Graphic Technology Research Association FOGRA
  • Ukrainian Interbank Association of the Members of Payment Systems ЕМА.
  • Kiev Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Products[edit]

  • Plastic application forms for identification documents (including electronic documents with contactless chip), polycarbonate pages for passports
  • Payment cards of VISA and MasterCard international payment systems, the National System of Mass Electronic Payments (NSMEP), UkrCard,[8] Belcards: cards with chips and/or magnetic strip
  • Cards for operators of cellular communications
  • Other types of discount cards

As a member of the EDAPS Consortium, the ZNAK Ltd. participates in state programs on the issuance of travel passports with a polycarbonate page, national driving licenses and vehicle registration certificates. The enterprise manufactures the majority of chip cards of the National System of Mass Electronic Payments (NSMEP). The enterprise produced over 38.6 million payment cards for Ukrainian and foreign banks as of July 1, 2010. The manufacturing premises of the enterprise occupy a territory of 4,500 sq. m. The enterprise created a laboratory for testing cards on compliance with international and national standards.

Manufacturing capacity of the enterprise:

  • 100 million payment cards annually
  • 3 million polycarbonate pages for passports annually

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