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History

2017

Focussing on Digital and Physical Security and extension of suite with consumer engagement. Pre-launch of new Digital Consumer Engagment solution at CEBIT Swiss Pavillon.

 

2013-2014

Successful market launch of new applications in product analysis, product personalization, product design, product protection, security printing, digital authentication and identification.

Global expansion of services and support through accredited local sales partners and agents.

 

2011-2012

Expansion into America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions. Foundation of U-NICA Americas Inc. and of U-NICA Hong Kong Ltd.

 

2010

Foundation of U-NICA Security AG, a new business unit dedicated to document security.

 

2009

Headquarters move from Liechtenstein to Malans (Grisons), Switzerland.

Significant cooperation agreements signed with multinational partners.

 

2008

Acquisition of Secontech in Buchholz, Germany, a specialist in security solutions.

Laser Competence center opens in Hamburg, Germany, to develop applications in multicolor laser marking.

Acquisition of Anteleon Sarl, a specialist in imaging systems.

Digital competence center opens in Geneva, Switzerland. Our experts start developing new digital image and text recognition security solutions in close cooperation with the Computer Vision and Multimedia Laboratory, University of Geneva.

 

2007

All operations are amalgamated under the umbrella of U-NICA Holding AG.

Technology portfolio strengthened through co-operation with renowned universities and research institutes, including the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry, near Munich, and Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science.

 

2006

Acquisition of MIB (Munich Innovative Biomaterials GmbH), a specialist in the manufacture of functional biomaterials for technical and scientific applications.

Print, our second competence center, opens in Germany.

We start to industrialize the production of innovative security ink and applications for the printing industries.

 

2005

Substrate, our first competence center, opens in Switzerland, bringing together experts on the integration of security elements in various materials including plastics, metal, glass, adhesives, varnish and paint.

 

2004

Founded in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, by Alfred Rutz, an expert in banknote security.