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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3 questions for Cécile Bélanger – Vice-President Evolis – January 2014
Evolis posted sales of €56.1 m in 2013, up 5.4%.
Evolis turned in another year of growth (5.4%) and significant events in each of the company's business lines, such as the successful integration of Evolis India and the growing success of our two core card printers, Zenius and Primacy.
Growth remained steady during the first three quarters and slowed down in the fourth quarter (down 1.5%), primarily due to a negative change in the Euro/Dollar exchange rate and a weaker American market.
Export sales remained strong. How are sales divided and what results are achieved in the different zones?
Export sales accounted for 94% of total sales in 2013. Geographically, the strength of Evolis' sales network in the EMEA and Asia-Pacific zones supported overall sales growth. These two areas reported combined growth of over 10% for the year.
The Americas were the only slow zone after an extremely buoyant performance in 2012. The Network business remained stable in the United States and dipped slightly in South America, mainly owing to postponement of investment decisions.
The Project business reported overall growth, especially in the banking and government sectors. In addition to printer sales, consumables sales to existing customers remained strong. This recurrent activity has turned in steady growth for the past 13 years.
The integration quality of Evolis India set up in July 2013 after the acquisition of Rajpurohit Cardtec, helped boost commercial initiatives in India. This new entity, already fully operational, combines local expertise with the Group's innovative and technologically sophisticated products.
Which results can be expected from Evolis in 2014?
We are confidently looking forward with new projects on the drawing board. In 2014, Evolis intends to stimulate sales in the Network, Projects and Accessories business lines with the release of new solutions in the first half of 2014.
The EMEA and Asia-Pacific zones can be expected to continue growing and, despite increased competition in the Americas, the human resources organised in 2013 should boost sales. India is a buoyant market with great potential, which will help speed up deployment of the Group's products in 2014.