Call us now: +61 (03) 9556-9111

ABnote Accepts ICMA Élan Awards for Design and Innovation

Karen Brooker, ABnote


For Release 12:00pm

April 28, 2015

ABnote Accepts ICMA Élan Awards for Design and Innovation

Winning products were designed and executed for the Government of Australia and for

 Grupo CSI, on behalf of the Dominican Republic


Fort Lee, New Jersey – April 28, 2015 – ABnote, a leading global card manufacturer and provider of financial and secure credentialing solutions announced today that ABnote was honored with two Élan Awards at this year’s International Card Manufacturer’s Association Expo, both for First Place (Best-in-Class) recognition in the ID and Access Control Cards category and for Finalist in the same category. 

The First Place Award recognized ABnote’s original design and execution of the Western Australia Driver’s License/ID Card, manufactured for the Government of Australia. The Finalist Award recognized ABnote’s original design and execution of the Dominican Republic Voter and Non-Voter ID’s. Both products were designed, engineered, and produced by ABnote’s Boston, Massachusetts design and production team.

The Awards were presented at the ICMA 25th Anniversary EXPO Awards Dinner in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015. Bud Kronenberg, the CEO of ABnote Canada was on hand to receive the awards.

Keith Goldstein, ABnote North America’s President and CEO, announced, “Under the creative leadership of Jorge Ojeda, ABnote’s Creative Director, our Boston team put a lot of heart and talent into designing and producing both of these products. Utilizing our legacy of secure design and printing, ABnote works closely with our clients to design and manufacture secure and attractive credentials that employ state-of-the art security features, making them highly counterfeit resistant.”

About ABnote:  With facilities in North America, Europe, Africa, Australasia, and China is a premier and trusted provider of secure products and solutions. ABnote provides solutions to global customers including financial, retail, government, and many other commercial markets. ABnote’s primary products include financial cards (Dual Interface, EMV, magnetic stripe), identification and credential cards (Drivers’ Licenses, National ID cards, Student ID), transit cards, hotel, facility and theme park  access cards and membership programs, retail plastic cards (gift, loyalty, RFID), barcodes and labels and secure documents (vital records, certificates, and more); along with complementary secure services, including instant card issuance, NFC mobile payments, TSM, personalization, secure warehousing, distribution and fulfillment. 

About Elan Awards: In the global arena of world-class cards, the ICMA Elan Awards for Card Manufacturing Excellence are the pinnacle of design innovation and technical achievement. Past recipients have included leading manufacturers from around the globe. Winners of this prestigious competition tap the power of industry recognition and promotional opportunity.

About ICMA: Based in Princeton Junction, NJ, ICMA is a non-profit association comprised of plastic card manufacturers, personalizers and related industry participants. With more than 200 members globally, the ICMA acts as a clearinghouse for industry issues, including the production, technology, application, security and environmental issues of plastic cards.


The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information:

Karen Brooker


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. 

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More