Arthur Blank & Co. Adds Secure Bank Cards
Boston-based Arthur Blank & Co., part of the American Banknote Group, announced it is expanding into the secure bank card market in the U.S. with the recent MasterCard and Visa certifications of its 50,000 square foot production facility in Mt. Pleasant, Tenn.
Internationally, American Banknote is a leading provider of MasterCard, Visa and other secure credit cards. The newly certified Tennessee facility joins card production facilities worldwide, including France, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and the Czech Republic, with an annual manufacturing capacity of more than 2 billion plastic cards for payment, prepaid, gift, marketing and chip-based card products.
“This new U.S. facility for secure bank cards means our banking and financial clients have a new alternative to source their secure products. This will also allow our retail customers who depend on us for gift, and other prepaid cards to have available a full suite of secure payment and gift card solutions from one company,” said Jake Jacobs, senior vice president of Arthur Blank & Co. “A fully integrated one-stop resource gives our customers more control over the production, quality and security for their card needs.”
The new operation, with an annual production capacity of more than 100 million cards, meets the rigorous certification requirements for secure bank cards from physical access control and 24/7 security and monitoring, to stringent production and inventory audit protocols. The new facility will also manufacture secure, contactless payment cards.
About Arthur Blank & Co.
Founded in 1934, Arthur Blank & Co. is a leading North American producer of private-label plastic cards. Located in Boston, Mass., Arthur Blank has the capacity to print up to 1.4 billion cards per year. Arthur Blank’s cards are currently being utilized as bank cards; health care and insurance cards; private-label credit cards; ID, security and access cards; membership and gift cards; and gaming and hotel key cards.