Trevose, Pennsylvania, June 24, 2009 – Arthur Blank & Co., American Bank Note Company, and Keystone Plastics of Canada, three subsidiaries of the worldwide ABnote Group, are uniting under a new brand, ABnote™ North America.
The new ABnote North America, with a corporate history dating back to 1795, will continue to provide highly secure printed products and related services. ABnote North America brings together world class secure printing and services companies focused on providing North America with: plastic commercial cards (gift, loyalty, and membership), financial cards (credit and debit cards), secure access cards, identification cards (including drivers' licenses and national ID cards), secure documents (bonds, titles, passports, certificates of origin, and checks), and related secure personalization, warehousing, distribution, and fulfillment services.
The newly branded ABnote North America will be led by Chief Executive Officer Joe Caffarella who says "Combining the three units will create a secure printing and services company with un-matched capability and with incredible potential. It provides customers with one-stop shopping for their secure cards and documents as well as complimentary personalization, fulfillment, warehousing, and distribution services. Integrating the businesses will provide increased opportunities to deliver value to our customers, better leverage our manufacturing and technological expertise, and enable us to deliver even more new and innovative products."
While the Arthur Blank & Co, American Bank Note Company, and Keystone names will remain for an interim period, the brands will be phased out as marketing is transitioned over to the new brand.
Jake Jacobs, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ABnote North America adds, "Consolidating the brands makes sense given the similarity of the customers and their needs. Utilizing one brand will enable us to present a single united identity to the customer and most importantly, provide for a more seamless customer experience. The transition to the new ABnote North America brand has already started and you can look forward to more announcements on what that means for customers in the near future."
Founded in 1934, Arthur Blank & Co. is a leading North American producer of secure and private label plastic cards.
Located in Boston, Massachusetts and Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, Arthur Blank has the capacity to print up to 1.5 billion cards per year.
Arthur Blank's cards are currently being utilized as secure cards (including MasterCard, Visa and Discover), bank cards; drivers' licenses; private label credit cards; security and access cards; national ID cards; membership and gift cards; and gaming and hotel key cards. For more information on the AB Recycled FinancialCard™ and all of Arthur Blank's other card products, visit www.arthurblank.com or call 617-325-9600.
Founded in 1984, Keystone is a leading Canadian producer of plastic cards. Head office and card production facilities are located in Toronto, Ontario. Keystone has a sales and fulfillment facility in Montreal and sales offices in Calgary and Vancouver and has the capacity to print and personalize more than 150 million cards per year. Keystone supplies cards for casinos, hospitals, retail gift cards, Federal and Provincial government card programs, drivers licenses, loyalty cards, membership and both memory and processor smart cards. For more information on all of Keystone's card products, visit http://www.keystoneplastics.com or call 416-293-3842.
Originating in 1795, American Bank Note Company is a premier and trusted provider of secure documents and related services. Documents produced include certificates of origin, passports, savings bonds, stock certificates, vehicle records, and vital records (birth, marriage and death certificates) for financial institutions and governments around the world. Related services include secure personalization, warehousing, distribution and fulfillment services. American Bank Note Company is the exclusive distributor of stamps for the United States Postal Service. For more information on American Bank Note Company and its products, visit http://www.abncompany.com or call 215-396-8707.
American Banknote Corporation, based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, is a holding company and the parent of the ABnote Group which operates through its subsidiary companies: ABnote North America, ABnote South America, ABnote Europe, and ABnote Australasia. For more information on American Banknote, visit www.americanbanknote.com or call 201....
Rick Barbieri, ABnote North America
(617) 325-9600 Ext. 200
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