FORT LEE, N.J., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On Track Innovations Ltd. (OTI) (Nasdaq: OTIV), a global leader in contactless microprocessor-based smart card solutions for payments, petroleum payments, homeland security and other applications, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, InterCard Systemelectronic opened a new manufacturing facility in Germany on September 7, 2007 , in the presence of the mayor of the city of Bad Durrheim, company management, employees and distinguished customers and guests.
The new state-of-the-art facilities were built according to the ISO 90001:2000 and the strict TS 16949 standards, which are required by the automotive industry, and will allow the company to provide best-of-class products, including OEM boards, PCBs, Contactless Readers and Electronics Manufacturing Services.
In commenting on the new 2,200 square meter (24,000 square foot) facility, Oded Bashan, Chairman & CEO of OTI, said that, "The expansion of the InterCard facility marks an important step in supporting our customers. We have increased our production capacity and improved our processes and standards to meet and exceed the quality requirements of our customers. This step is part of our ongoing efforts to provide the best products and services to our clients."
Heinz Kuchenbecker, General Manager (Geschaftsfuhrer) of InterCard commented that, "Building the plant according to the highest quality standards allows us to provide products for a wider range of customers. In addition, the new facility is larger in size, which enables us to increase throughput without compromising product quality, while maintaining the same number of employees."
Established in 1990, OTI (Nasdaq: OTIV) designs, develops and markets secure contactless microprocessor-based smart card technology to address the needs of a wide variety of markets. Applications developed by OTI include product solutions for petroleum payment systems, homeland security solutions, electronic passports and IDs, payments, mass transit ticketing, parking and loyalty programs. OTI has a global network of regional offices to market and support its products. The company was awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2005 and 2006 Company of the Year Award in the field of smart cards. For more information on OTI, visit www.otiglobal.com, the content of which is not part of this press release.
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