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Key Dates that made Ingenico

Key Dates that made Ingenico

History of Ingenico from 1980 to nowdays.
Foundation of Ingenico by Jean-Jacques Poutrel and Michel Malhouitre, a company specializing in the design and manufacture of electronic payment card terminals.
Launch of the first magnetic stripe and chip smart terminal.
Listing on the Second Marché of the Paris Stock Exchange

From 1987 to 2004: Rapid and international growth

Major card issuers Visa, MasterCard and Europay adopt a standard payment chip-card standard, accelerating Ingenico's growth
Ingenico acquired Innovatron Data Systems in France and EPOS in Germany
Ingenico acquired the terminal business of the groups De La Rue (Fortronic / UK) and Bull (Telesincro / Spain)
Acquisition of Saunders Jefferies (United Kingdom), a leading B2B e-commerce firm

Acquisition of Lexem (France), a major player in the field of secure payments over the Internet
Acquisition of IVI Checkmate, North America's third largest supplier of payment systems (rebranded as Ingenico Corp.)
Launch of the i7770, the market's first Bluetooth payment terminal
Ingenico is the first global supplier to receive online/offline PCI-PED PIN Pad approval

Ingenico unveils the world's first iPod-compatible electronic terminal

Business transformation

Ingenico outsourced terminal manufacturing

Ingenico acquired MONEYLINE, a company providing centralized transactions solutions in France

Return to profitability

Ingenico strengthened its foothold in promising markets through the acquisition of the Turkish companies Planet Ödeme and Planet Electronik.

Consolidation of world leadership in payment terminals

Ingenico acquired the payment terminal business of Sagem sécurité (Sagem Monétel)

Ingenico acquired a 55-percent interest in Fujian Landi, China's second largest terminal provider

Launch of range of international, cross-border, terminal based services

Acceleration of Group profile shift

Ingenico's first major international deals demonstrated that its focus on services is a winning strategy

Ingenico acquired easycash, a leading German payment services provider

Ingenico created Ingenico Ventures to invest in the mobile payment chain through the acquisition of minority interests (strategic investments in Roam Data and Transfer To)

Ingenico obtains ISO 9001 quality certification for all of its corporate activities

Implementation of 2010-2013 strategic plan

Ingenico celebrates its 30th birthday

Integration with easycash yielded first joint market achievements.

The Group stepped up its value-added service strategy by acquiring controlling interests in First Data Ibérica, TransferTo, Payzone and Ingeserve.

Ingenico made a strategic investment in Korvac, a payment service provider in Southeast Asia.

The new terminal range derived from the Telium2 platform gained traction as PIN pads, mobile terminals and signature capture devices were launched.

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