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.
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.
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.
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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.