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

As a partner of the French government for nearly 500 years, IN Groupe offers identity solutions and secure digital services at the cutting edge of technology, integrating electronics, optics and biometrics. From components to services, including interoperable documents and systems, IN Groupe is present on a daily basis to make life easier for everyone. An expert in the management and protection of sensitive data, we develop a wide range of solutions capable of meeting the new challenges of the digital age. These are truly high-tech ecosystems that IN Groupe makes available to French and international governments, their citizens and their companies. Through our ability to invest in breakthrough technologies and exploit the full potential of European technology, IN Groupe anticipates new uses with simple, fast, economical and increasingly secure solutions, facilitating the digital transition for our public and private customers. As an operator and trusted third party for the government, local authorities and the private sector, IN Groupe is positioned along the entire digital value chain, from digital connection, validation and transmission to complete life cycle management and exploitation of sensitive data.

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 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 innovation policy

To be at the forefront of scientific advances, anticipating breakthrough technologies: our capacity for innovation offers increasingly powerful and secure solutions to our customers.

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Our commitments for society

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

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  • €427,4M in turnover in 2020
  • 35M personalised biometric passports in circulation around the world
  • 6500+ biometric collection devices installed worldwide
  • 400M micromodules per year (production capacity)
  • 1B 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.


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A company tuned in to major transformations

IN Groupe has undertaken a complete transformation of the company and our business lines. The investment in resources necessary for the development of new activities and the expansion of our  international presence will enable the group to prepare for new identity-related challenges, whether physical or digital. Key measures include the creation of an innovation department and a strengthened risk management and internal control system.

A culture of commitment

With a CSR policy integrated into our strategy and business model, IN Groupe considers our social, environmental and societal commitments as performance levers to achieve our objectives whilst respecting our values.

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500 years
of research and development


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


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.


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


The Imprimerie Nationale opens a location in Douai.


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


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


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.


The 1st personalised electronic passport is produced in Douai.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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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