Thales announced on 12 May that it has completed the disposal of its identity management business to the Imprimerie Nationale Group for an undisclosed sum.
For Thales, the agreement with Imprimerie Nationale, a world leader in secure identity solutions with customers in 68 countries, offers the best development potential for the identity management business and its staff.
The business designs, develops and deploys identity management solutions encompassing the collection of biographic data from citizens, biometric enrolment, management of identity systems, including databases, production and personalisation of secure documents, identity control systems and user training. It employs 80 people, all based in France. The business generated sales of 50 million euros in 2016, and was consolidated as part of Thales's Defence & Security operating segment.