In November 2011, the representatives of the EDAPS Consortium (Kyiv, Ukraine) visited India with an official delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine headed by its Minister Kostyantyn Hryschenko.In New Delhi, the official delegation of MFA of Ukraine hold the joint meeting with Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce and Industry of India, and honorable consuls of Ukraine in the city of Mumbai (India), Sri Lanka, Bangladesh.
The Ukraine party presented the cutting edge technologies of the EDAPS Consortium on manufacture of electronic identification documents (passports, globally verifiable migration and social cards, etc.), as well as anti-counterfeiting technologies for banknotes. The negotiations with representatives of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Indian large-scale industrial companies were held at the greeting organized by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of India Oleksandr Shevchenko in honor of the visit of Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Kostyantyn Hryschenko. Within the framework of this visit the EDAPS Consortium and HOLOSTIK India Ltd. announced the establishment of a joint venture – NEW SOVEREIGN VENTURES PRIVATE LIMITED (NSV PL).
NEW SOVEREIGN VENTURES PRIVATE LIMITED has been registered to implement projects involving introduction of modern identification documents in India. Industrial facility for production of electronic globally verifiable migration and social cards and implementation of other projects will be created on the basis of the Ukrainian technologies. The infrastructure for automated information and document management system has been already developed.
The alliance of two leading companies engaged in the field of high-security printing will allow issuance of the most reliable and highly secure documents and holographic security elements, as well as to create state-of-the-art ID information systems in Asia.
EDAPS is a global leader in the ID-document goods protection industry. HOLOSTIK is the largest Indian manufacturer of holographic security elements.
The EDAPS Consortium was established by Ukraine’s leading high-end technology providers and it is the only group worldwide with the full range of end-to-end capability in manufacturing and implementation of highly secured identification documents and information systems.
Passports and identification documents manufactured by EDAPS are recognized as among the world’s best by the ICAO and the ОSСЕ and the driver’s license manufactured by the EDAPS Consortium is recognised by the European Union for their high-quality. EDAPS is a developer and document manufacturer of unique passport systems for the confirmation of authenticity of diamonds and jewellery by the world-known company De Beers.
The EDAPS Consortium has state-of-the-art fully certified facilities, including a major production plant for the issuing of VISA and MasterCard payment cards. Supplying highly secure identification documents to countries around the world, EDAPS possesses unsurpassed experience in the protection of documents and goods, utilizing its unique technologies in the field of lasers, polycarbonate, biometrics, de-metalized holograms, contact and contactless chips and IT-technologies.
HOLOSTIK India Ltd. is a market leader for security holograms in India enjoying more than 50% of the total market share. It is a member of the Hologram Manufacturers Association of India – HoMAI, the PHD Chamber of Commerce, ASSOCHAM, FICCI, and the Confederation of Indian Industry.