Smurfit Kappa Security Concepts and X Infotech contribute to the Passport Reform Programme in Ireland

The recent implementation of an upgraded Production management system has added to more efficiencies within Passport Service. The Project was implemented under the Passport Service Reform Programme. Successful collaboration between X Infotech and Smurfit Kappa Security Concepts has resulted in the successful upgrade of a new and improved Production Management system.

The new Production Management System has new and improved functionalities including the introduction of a flexible priority production function to allow for more streamlined prioritisation of work in response to demand.   The upgraded systems also allows more flexible precise amendments to the production process, for example  inclusion of extended information into postal details to improve the accuracy of postal services, a key goal of the Passport Reform Programme. The automation of assurance checks has greatly improved efficiencies in the processing of Passports as well as the integration of the Production Management System with the automatic mailing machines introduced into the Passport Service in 2019.

The efforts and dedication of the Project team gained highest esteems from the DFA management. Head of the Passport Service Reform team complimented the efficiencies and preformance of the system, as well as the dedication and expertise of XIT in the successful delivery of this project despite challenging travel restrictions.

Strong business grows out of strong partnership. It was a successful X Infotech collaboration with the largest Irish security printing company – Smurfit Kappa Security Concepts and we are looking forward to delivering new projects in Ireland!


About Smurfit Kappa Security Concepts

Smurfit Kappa Security Concepts is Ireland’s largest security printer. Established since 1976, we have our production facilities just outside Dublin in the Republic of Ireland where we service the needs of major financial, commercial and government bodies.

Smurfit Kappa Security Concepts is a member of the Smurfit Kappa Group, a world-leader in paper based packaging solutions, operating approximately 355 plants in 34 countries on 3 continents with over 46,000 employees.



About X Infotech

X Infotech is a globally recognized provider and integrator of software solutions for digital identity, eID documents and secure payments. Our business is behind and integrated into eGovernment, border control, migration management, document production and personalization, digital transformation, banking, financial inclusion, healthcare and social programmes.

For 15 years in a row we empower our customers to achieve more and have successfully implemented over 200 projects in more than 60 countries. X Infotech is a part of Silverlake Axis Group of Companies – a leading technology enterprise in its region.


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October 14, 2020