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History


2017

Finalisation of the merger of ASK with the Identification and Traceability Division of the Paragon Group:
Creation of a global leader in Identification Solutions

2016

ASK and Paragon Group enter into a memorandum of understanding with a view to the merger of
ASK with Paragon's Identification Division

2014

Successful IPO on Euronext Paris raising €21.9M capital
ASK celebrates 50 millions e-passports cumulated shipments

2013

ASK is the leading provider of the new Navigo pass for RATP and SNCF

2012

ASK is selected to supply e-covers for the US passport

2010

ASK is selected to supply the UK e-passports

2009

ASK initiates delivery of French e-passports
First deliveries of contactless Oyster cards for the city of London

2008

Creation of ASK InTag in the US

2007

ASK is selected to supply the 14 million 2008 Beijing Olympics contactless paper tickets
Delivery of the first contactless cards for Ile de France’s Vélib

2006

During the Turin Winter Olympics, the cities moves contactless with ASK’s cards and tickets
First deliveries of the e-covers for the Greek passport

2005

ASK opens a manufacturing site in China
Delivery of the first contactless cards for the city of Mexico

2003

ASK allows Portugal to move to full contactless with its range of cards, tickets and readers
Opening of  ASK’s US office

2001

ASK acquires Motorola’s smartcards division

2000

Launch of C.ticket®, the world’s first contactless paper ticket

1998

Delivery of the world’s first dual interface contact/contactless card

1997

Incorporation of ASK