Elatec opens secure production facility in Bosnia for SIM cards and smartcards
The Elatec Group has opened a new factory in Gračanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Group’s Card Solutions and RFID Systems departments are serving in the capacity of manufacturers and ELCO is acting as distributor. Elatec’s new facility with more than 1,600 m² – produces SIM cards and packaging as well as RFID chips.
The factory, which is equipped with cutting-edge machinery, has currently an annual capacity of two digit million SIM cards annually. The SAS security equipment in the new building meets and exceeds all standards specified by the GSM Association for equipment related to the personalisation of SIM cards.
“Our previous growth supports the goals we are pursuing with the opening of our new factory in Northeast Bosnia and Herzegovina. We want to become one of the leading international centres for the personalisation of SIM cards. For that reason, we refused to compromise when it came to the security and access control of the building,” explains Benedikt Leisten, Department Manager at Elatec Card Solutions. The product and packaging systems at the factory in Gračanica are protected by structural elements including 60 surveillance cameras, motion sensors and access control systems. The production facility and security control room are high-security areas. All people and goods moving through the area are subject to strict control measures. “Constructing a new building gave us the opportunity to design the security equipment as well as the production and packaging systems according to the latest standards,” continues Benedikt Leisten. One floor of the two-storey factory building is reserved for the Card Solutions product area while the other floor is dedicated to RFID Systems.