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IN Groupe, a key player in identity and trust solutions for global exchanges

IN Groupe has been a partner of the French State for nearly 500 years and offers state-of-the-art identity solutions and secure digital services, integrating electronics, optics and biometrics. From components to services, including documents and interoperable systems, as a global specialist in identity and secure digital services, IN Groupe is always on hand to make life easier for everyone. Helping nations to exercise their sovereignty. Protecting the identity of citizens. Preserving the confidentiality of companies. Whatever the issue, IN Groupe, a company committed to digital sovereignty, helps to ensure that everyone has a fundamental right: the Right to Be You. IN Groupe is the new brand name of Imprimerie Nationale Groupe. IN Groupe has three affiliated brands, all of which offer leading technologies in their markets; SPS for electronic components, SURYS for optical and holographic security and Nexus for corporate and IoT digital identity solutions.

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Our vision

Identity is changing. It is being digitised and is opening up access to new services whilst requiring new guarantees of trust. IN Groupe guarantees the right of everyone to benefit from it in a simple and secure manner. By positioning ourselves as the specialist in physical and digital identities, the group contributes to the fulfilment of the Right to Be You. According to individual needs and whatever the issue at stake, IN Groupe strives to develop innovative solutions so that governments, companies and citizens can assert their respective sovereignties.

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Our values and raison d'être

To contribute to asserting a fundamental right for everyone: the Right to Be You.

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Our detailed strategy

To develop our policy of excellence at the international level and be a player in the digital transformation of identities and secure exchanges.

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Our corporate responsibility

To ensure the sustainable development of our business, preserve the balance of ecosystems and improve society as a whole.

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  • personalised biometric passports in circulation around the world
  • biometric collection devices installed worldwide
  • micromodules per year (production capacity)
  • optical components per year

IN Groupe worldwide

Because a local presence is at the heart of our values, we have sales offices in Africa, Asia and both North and South America. This international foothold enables us to support each customer as closely as possible on a daily basis. We at IN Groupe have established ourselves on the international scene as the specialist in digital identities and safe exchanges, supporting many governments in the exercise of their sovereignty, whilst also handling data security for global companies.

countries employing our solutions

employees worldwide

partner governments

locations in France

international business locations

500 years
of research and development


Francis I

Francis I bestows a privilege on a printer, who becomes the ‘King's Printer for Greek’.


Manufacture Royale de l'Imprimerie, which would later become the Imprimerie Royale

King Louis XIII transformed this printing house into the Manufacture Royale de l'Imprimerie, which would later become the Imprimerie Royale (Royal Printing Works). It then moved to the Louvre.


Imprimerie Nationale

The printing house becomes the Imprimerie Nationale (National Printing Works).


Site in Douai

The Imprimerie Nationale opens a location in Douai.


Imprimerie Nationale S.A.

By the law of 31/12/93, the Imprimerie Nationale became the Imprimerie Nationale S.A., a private limited company with state capital.


Smart cards

The first smart cards are produced in the workshop dedicated to plastic cards.


Secure documents

Departure from the la Convention site (Paris 15th) and establishment on boulevard Gouvion-Saint-Cyr (Paris 17th). The Imprimerie Nationale reorganises its activities around secure documents intended mainly for governments. The fiduciary workshops are grouped together on the single Douai site and fully modernised and secured.


Electronic passport

The 1st personalised electronic passport is produced in Douai.


French electronic driving licence

Launch by the Imprimerie Nationale in September 2013 of the new French electronic driving licence, the first European licence with an electronic chip.


SPS's secure electronic components

Enrichment of skills. Integration of SPS's secure electronic components business.


Identity and Biometrics

End-to-end control of the value chain. Integration of the Thales group's Identity and Biometrics technologies.


IN Groupe logo

The Group adopts a new name, IN Groupe, embodying our new positioning.


SURYS logo

The Group acquires SURYS and strengthens our position as a leading player in the identity and security markets for bank and fiduciary payments.


Nexus logo

IN Groupe acquires Nexus, a European leader in the identification of people and objects.

IN Groupe relies on the excellence of our brands

IN Groupe is present with our customers through our affiliated brands that are leaders in their markets: SPS, SURYS and Nexus. IN Groupe carries the heritage of the Institution and the Imprimerie nationale name whilst integrating the group's digital transformation and our ambition to be the expert in identity and secure digital services.

SPS logo


SPS is one of the world leaders in high value-added security components for manufacturers of secure cards and documents.

SURYS logo


SURYS designs security solutions based on optical and digital sciences for authentication, product traceability and the fight against counterfeiting.

Nexus logo


Nexus is a leading provider of trusted identities for physical and digital access. Its portfolio includes Nexus Smart ID for the workforce and IoT.

Livre d’art et de l’Estampe workshop

IN Groupe and our Livre d’art et de l’Estampe workshop

The Livre d’art et de l’Estampe workshop is a living and tangible heritage that IN Groupe wished to continue operating through our own funding. Founded in 1640, the workshop is rooted in the history of typographic writing, with a collection of 700,000 engraved items, including 500,000 Latin and Oriental stamps classified as Historical Monuments, and a specialised library with 35,000 volumes from the 16th century to the present day. Considered to be the oldest printing workshop in the world still in operation, it embodies the IN Groupe's high-level expertise, a modern company with our sights set resolutely on the future and new technologies, constantly reinventing ourselves in this creative intersection of tradition and modernity.

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