Exceet was able to recruit smartcard veteran and banking specialist Edoardo Baumgartner to head the new company. “We have set ourselves the goal of massively expanding our market share in Italy. With his team, Edoardo Baumgartner has been successfully active in the banking segment for decades, and this makes him the ideal candidate for our initiative”, says Ulrich Reutner, CEO of exceet Card Group AG. Robert Wolny, member of the Managing Board of exceet Card Group AG adds: “It was important for usto partner up with the right player – one who not only knows the Italian market, but is also intimately familiar with the relevant products and processes and brings all the necessary prerequisites to the table, e.g. MasterCard and Visa certification. We have found this company in Metalplex S.p.A. I’m very pleased that as a minority shareholder of exceet Card Italia, Metalplex will also be our partner in strategic terms.”
The new personalization facility will serve as a backup location in disaster recovery scenarios for the existing personalization facilities in Germany and Austria. Exceet Card offers all established processes for producing debit and credit cards, and our clients profit from our ability to offer all products and services as a “one stop shop” – from card to personalization and lettershop.