A Proud Heritage and a Bright Future
ABCorp’s Australasian origins date back to 1837 when John Sands & Co began business, supplying specialist stationary and engraving printing plates for secure documents. With the discovery of gold in Victoria in 1848, John Sands became Australia’s earliest supplier of security transaction documents.
In 1990 Amcor acquired the John Sands cheque printing business, integrating DataCard, Fortronics and Leigh Mardon divisions, trading under the Leigh Mardon brand.
Amcor sold Leigh Mardon to the ABCorp Group (Australasia Pty Ltd) in 1996, one of the largest private sector secure product and solutions specialists in the world.
Locally, ABCorp Australasia Pty Ltd is the longest-establised and most trusted supplier of secure transaction products, services, solutions and logistics in Australia and New Zealand. The company is a market leader in financial cards, cheques, barcodes and labels, gift cards, membership cards, EMV smart cards and driver’s licenses.
Respected at Home and Abroad
Today ABCorp has a global presence in America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Germany.
ABCorp is security accredited by Visa, MasterCard, EuroPay, Bankcard, Diners club and American Express. Also, ABCorp holds International Quality Standards Organisation ISO9001:2008 in Australia and New Zealand, as well as, ISO:14001:2004 in Australia. An award-winning company, having been recognized over many years by Australian industry associations for its innovation and quality.
ABCorp Australasia Pty Ltd is part of American Banknote, our legacy of trust dates back to 1795. The recently established Bank of the United States entrusted our corporate forefathers with the critical mission of producing counterfeit-resistant currency for the young Republic. Since that time, the values of American Banknote Corporation have remained constant – craftsmanship and innovation, accountability and adaptability.
Peace of Mind in Turbulent Times
Today, we continue to spare no effort in fulfilling our commitment to the time-tested values that remain as sound today as in 1795.
Through the march of history – years of peace and prosperity, times of civil and global war, periods of sustained growth and stability, and today when the only certainty seems to be that nothing is certain – American Banknote has stood for security and service, accountability and sound innovation, and of course, master craftsmanship.