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Company History

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.

ABCorp Highlights

Worried About Fraud? ABCorp Provides EMV Cards.

Recent data breaches have raised consumer awareness of the importance of card security, triggering questions and discussion on the United States adoption of EMV smartcards. ABCorp is fully equipped to produce EMV cards at its secure facility, and having worked with issuers throughout the world to successfully implement EMV programs,  can provide expert consultation services on card migration strategies. Download our FAQs or white paper to learn more about how EMV cards reduce fraud, or contact ABCorp today. 

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HCE – Endorsed by Visa® and MasterCard®

We have partnered with SimplyTapp to integrate their revolutionary HCE (Host Card Emulation) technology with ABCorp’s secure Trusted Service Manager (TSM). Both Visa and MasterCard have recently announced their endorsement of an HCE solution for secure smart phone payment enablement. Because it essentially moves the SE to the cloud, the combined offering will support multiple network and device configurations, providing an innovative, scalable and affordable solution.

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Mobile Payment Solutions supported by ABCorp’s MasterCard and Visa certified Trusted Service Manager

NFC (Near Field Communication) and its impact on smart phones is rapidly changing the way we do business, transforming a mobile device into the wallet of the future. The demands of consumers, and the benefits to them are clear, but convenience and capability has to be looked at within the complexities of the multiple vendors, suppliers and services in this market – and the challenges of providing an open flexible solution within a completely secure environment.

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