History

SMARTRAC is the global leader for innovative products and solutions that are driving the digital transformation. Building on our heritage as the global RFID pacesetter for quality, innovations and sheer quantity of passive transponders produced, we at SMARTRAC have made it our goal to provide our customers with solutions that empower the physical and digital world. 


Highlights

2017

  • SPYDER’S first foray into wearable technology enabled by Smartrac
  • Smartrac, LAB ID and Temera join forces to develop IoT solutions for High Fashion and Luxury markets
  • Smartrac to boost the Industrial Internet of Things with innovative solutions based on its enablement platform Smart Cosmos
  • Completion of sale of Smartrac’s Secure ID & Transactions Business Division to Linxens Group
  • High-performance blending equipment manufacturer Vitamix provided with innovative (NFC) technology from Smartrac
  • Launch of Ratch tag, worldwide first RFID-embedded cable tie

2016

  • Launch of first RFID-based IoT solutions for Retailers and Brands
  • Collaboration with RR Donnelley to market RFID-based smart packaging and labeling solutions
  • Launch of world’s first passive temperature-level sensing inlay
  • Sensor Tadpole voted “Best New Product” at RFID Journal Live! 2016

2015

  • Debut of SENSOR TADPOLE, the first-ever passive water sensor tag that works on metal surfaces
  • Launch of durable SMART-LOOP PRELAM for rugged UHF eID documents
  • MasterCard’s Quality Management Certificate for dual interface inlays
  • Start of dual interface antenna manufacturing in Guangzhou, China

2014

  • Launch of Cloud-based IoT solutions delivery platform SMART COSMOS
  • ABI Research confirms SMARTRAC as market leader in government ID business
  • Collaboration with Atmel in Animal ID applications
  • e-Birth Certificate enables the authentication of breeder documents

2013

  • Launch of SMART-SL, an ultra-thin ID card inlay family, and SMART-HERA®, a manufacturing concept for dual interface cards
  • Breakthrough in the RFID patent dispute with Round Rock Research LLC in the US
  • Wire Embedding Patent receives full validation from Chinese authorities
  • Delisting from Frankfurt Stock Exchange and focus on one majority shareholding go and group-wide branding activities

2012

  • Integration of the acquired businesses into SMARTRAC Group
  • Launch of a new company logo and group-wide branding activities

2011

  • SMARTRAC becomes majority owner of Neology Inc.
  • 50 percent holding in Omnia Technologie, India
  • Start of NFC Product Line
  • Acquisition of KSW Microtec AG
  • SMARTRAC signs agreement with UPM-Kymmene Corporation regarding the take-over of UPM’s RFID business

2010

  • Extension of Asian production network
  • Volume ramp-up of label and ticket inlay production in Malaysia
  • Start of card inlay production in Malaysia
  • Finalization of Joint Venture in Shenzhen, China
  • NASPO Certification of U.S. high security facility

2009

  • SMARTRAC implements the 4 business units eID, Cards, Industry & Logistics, Tickets & Labels.
  • Opening of 5th production facility in Thailand
  • Completion of EAL 5+ certification for RFID-based identity documents
  • Acquisition of assets and IP of OTI and MCT

2008

  • SMARTRAC N.V. takes full ownership of Xytec Solutions Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia
  • SMARTRAC N.V. agrees on joint venture to acquire 30 percent of RFTAG Holding Hong Kong to enter Chinese market
  • SMARTRAC acquires Sokymat Automotive GmbH

2007

  • Official opening of 4th production facility in Thailand
  • SMARTRAC N.V. acquires multitape GmbH
  • Local production of RFID components in Brazil started
  • SMARTRAC N.V. acquires HEI Inc.'s RFID division in the U.S.
  • SMARTRAC signs agreement to take full ownership of machinery builder Xytec Solutions
  • SMARTRAC opens sales office in South Korea

2006

  • Foundation of Dutch holding SMARTRAC N.V. in Amsterdam
  • Opening of European sales office in Stuttgart, Germany
  • SMARTRAC became world's largest supplier of RFID Inlays for electronic passports
  • Initial public offering (IPO), SMARTRAC shares listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

2005

  • Founding of Xytec Solutions Sdn. Bhd.
  • Official opening of 3rd production facility in Thailand

2004

  • Start of standard compliant chip module production
  • Opening of another production facility in Ayutthaya

2002

  • New factory opens in Ayutthaya
Foundation of SMARTRAC TECHNOLOGY Ltd.

2001

  • Start of mass production of inlays in Thailand

2000

  • Foundation of SMARTRAC TECHNOLOGY Ltd.
Foundation of SMARTRAC TECHNOLOGY Ltd.