About us

Total brand protection, leading-edge technology

U-NICA was founded by Alfred Rutz, an expert in the security of banknotes, in 2004 and since successfully built up an international group of companies.

The attractive technology portfolio includes unique, exclusive and highly innovative digital and physical security technologies for the global market, particularly in the field of brand and product protection and authentication.

The company, which is headquartered in Malans, Switzerland holds more than 200 patents worldwide.

U-NICA operates globally and has three locations in Switzerland, and sales offices in Hong Kong and New York.

The company has a proven track record and extensive experience in managing challenging large projects globally with renowned industry leaders, all of them among the top market leaders in their respective sectors.

The company, with its former 4 technology divisions, was restructured in 2015, and since then U-NICA Corporation is focusing on digital brand protection solutions and physical product security.

Leaders in Forgery Prevention

The U-NICA Group is a leading provider of innovative and comprehensive brand security solutions. We specialize in network-based, end-to-end solutions that protect products and documents of value against forgery.

Cutting-edge Technology

We focus on image processing and brand and product protection, delivering solutions that create real benefits and added value for our customers. That means concentrating on real innovations that shape the brand protection industry, not marginal technical developments. Our close collaboration with leading universities and research institutes guarantees a continuous pipeline of unique and groundbreaking technologies at world class level.

Proven Track Record

We’ve accumulated years of in-depth brand security experience worldwide by providing reliable and practical solutions for a wide range of global companies. Key sectors we work in include, health- and personal care, medical, life science, automotive, electronics, fast moving consumer goods, lifestyle, luxury goods as well as packaging and labels.

Our Entrepreneural Vision

Since our founding we have devoted ourselves to entrepreneurship, with a focus on our market proven innovations and robust solutions, industrialized for global scaling by large corporations.

We also take pride in the fact that our solutions are practical and are highly reliable at all stages of the value chain. Our solutions do not alter the products or its design and are easy to implement.

Bringing These elements together, our vision is to be always one step ahead of the market by focusing on innovation, reliability and high service and solution quality.

Our Values

Our values reflect who we are: we love what we do, and we promote the skills and abilities of our employees to work and engage in a responsible and sustainable way.

Business ethics and compliance is of utmost importance for us.

Confidentiality, discretion and integrity in what we do and how we do business with global partners is core to our daily business.

We take our business serious, we do not - unlike other companies - reveal any information with whom we do business or who are our customers and partners.

Our Corporate Governance

Our governance structure ensures

  • correct distribution of roles between the owners and the executive management team;
  • that we adopt appropriate goals and strategies;
  • that those adopted strategies are implemented in practice.

We also ensure that we review the results we achieve to create maximum long term value for our shareholders.