Evolis manufactures plastic id card printers for id badge printing and personalization : student ID cards, loyalty programs, banking cards, transportation passes, membership cards, driving licences, identity cards, id card, employee badges, voting cards, health cards, access badges, and visitor badges. A badge can host data pertaining to its holder, with four-color photo-quality printing, and perform data encoding (magnetic stripe, smart card and/or contactless card). Evolis is specialized in creating these innovative id card printers. Evolis also markets the Badgy card printer , a turnkey solution to print badges on plastic cards , in small runs and without encoding options. Get more information on Badgy card printer on www.badgy.com .
Evolis also offers accessories and identification supplies through its subsidiary SOGEDEX ACCESSORIES.
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Interview with Cécile Bélanger – Vice-President Evolis – April 2014
Evolis posted sales of €13m in the first quarter, up 4% at a constant exchange rate. What were the drivers of this growth?
The Q1 sales increase built on the performance achieved in the 2013 financial year, marked by strategic investments and unremitting efforts to trim operating costs.
During the first quarter, the Americas recovered a certain impetus with 20% sales growth on the first quarter of 2013. As expected, this zone began to benefit from the results of the investments made in 2013. The Projects business turned in an excellent performance, primarily in North America, helped by growing interest in more intelligent, safer and decentralised print solutions.
The zone formed by Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) also recorded growth (7.6%), in contrast with the Asia-Pacific zone, down from a buoyant Q1-2013, mainly due to postponement of Projects business.
Do the Group's sound financial structure and diversified business lines foreshadow good prospects for 2014?
In view of the projects underway at all business lines, ongoing cost optimisation efforts and Evolis' strong international position, organic growth of sales is expected to reach 5 to 10% for the year. With the acquisition of cardPresso, a publisher of card customisation software, the Group will be able to take advantage of new software products in its overall print systems offer in the second quarter of 2014.