Birkenwerder, 2013-03-04

E-government project of the German Federal Office for Information Security simplifies the application for identification documents

  • Francotyp-Postalia is implementing the project together with the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)
  • Possibility for the photographer to send biometric photographs to the identification authority via De-Mail in the future
  • Pilot application to be presented at this year’s CeBIT in Hanover

Birkenwerder, 4 March 2013. Mentana-Claimsoft, a subsidiary of the listed company Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG, will present a citizen-friendly e-government highlight at CeBIT. The pilot project launched together with the BSI to simplify the application for identification documents saves time and decreases bureaucracy. The new technology enables citizens to considerably reduce their personal investment in the application process for the identification card. The photographer sends the applicant’s photograph electronically in an encrypted, authentic and verifiable manner directly to the identification authority. The photographs no longer have to be printed out and scanned back in, which saves time and resources.

“This project marks a further step in the e-government direction,” says Andreas Drechsler, member of the Management Board of the FP Group. “As a De-Mail specialist, we are able to fully contribute our expertise to the project.” At CeBIT in Hanover from 5 to 9 March, visitors to Stand B50 in Hall 7 can see the benefits of the application for themselves. A parallel test operation with regional identification authorities and local photographers is currently taking place. Following this, there are plans to put the e-government project into place across the board.

Further information:

Presentation of the De-Mail pioneer prize at 3:00 p.m. on 5 March 2013 at Stand D08 in Hall 3


Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG

Corporate Communications

Sabina Prüser

Telephone: +49 3303 525 410

Fax: +49 3303 53707 410


About Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG

The FP Group is the first multi-channel provider for mail communication. The globally active company offers the entire range of products and solutions for business and private customers. In addition to machinery for franking and inserting mail, its offering includes services such as collecting business mail and innovative software solutions such as the fully electronic letter. The FP Group, based in Birkenwerder near Berlin, can therefore provide tailored multi-channel solutions. The Group currently has its own branches in a number of industrialised nations and holds a global market share in franking machinery of around 10%. With a history dating back over 85 years, the FP Group today benefits from increasing deregulation in all postal markets and the readiness of companies to outsource their business mail to professional service providers. In the 2011 financial year, the company generated revenues of EUR 159.4 million. The FP Group employs more than 1,000 people worldwide.