About us


Creation of a European leader in identification solutions

The merger between ASK and the Identification division of the Paragon group was finalised early May. The combination of the two companies results in the creation of a leader in the identification and traceability market, with strong industrial capacities in Europe, China and the USA.

The two entities are already well recognised as market leaders in mass transit & access control sectors. The merging of teams of renowned industry experts, with approximately 600 employees worldwide and a turnover of €110 M allows the group to further develop a comprehensive offer, based on all secure exchange technologies such as RFID and NFC.

A specialist in contactless solutions

An industrial company driven by innovation and technology, Paragon ID offer contactless solutions for security and access control and customer experience challenges – fight against counterfeiting, fraud, identity theft, mobility, check-out…

We design, manufacture and market a comprehensive range of contactless cards, tickets, RFID tags, inlays, readers and couplers for public transport, access control, object and people identification, payment and electronic documents such as e-driving license, e-identity cards, or electronic and biometric passports.

ASK contactless

A global organisation

We deliver over 350 million products in more than 50 countries. Paragon ID enables billions of passengers in public transport as well as users of multi-application contactless smart cards to benefit from all advantages brought by contactless technology. More than 20 million travellers carry a driver license or electronic passport embedding our technology.
We have 7 industrial sites across the world – France, UK, US, Romania and China. 


ASK innovation

Unique benefits from innovation

Our patented technology is based on a silver ink printed antenna on a paper, Teslin® or polycarbonate substrate. The flexibility of the printed antenna allows for unrivalled mechanical resistance of the final product and the raw materials are cost effective and recyclable. The roll to roll manufacturing process allows large volume production and a constant printing quality. Since its creation, ASK has focused on innovation and has ensured its products, its manufacturing process and its raw materials are updated in order to meet any new client requirements or business lines. ASK holds 59 global patents, on contactless cards and tickets, e-passport inlays and couplers.