Large strategic orders for inspection of banknote paper

ISRA VISION AG: Global market position expanded by innovative technology

Darmstadt, (PresseBox) - ISRA VISION AG (ISIN DE0005488100), one of the world's leading companies of industrial image processing (Machine Vision), global market leader for surface inspection systems, and one of the leading 3-D machine vision providers, has received strategically important orders from two renowned customers in Europe, amounting to significantly more than 2 million Euros, for automatic surface inspection of banknote paper. It allows ISRA to further expand its worldwide position in this particularly demanding area. The company has been validated in various countries throughout the world with its innovative BANKSTAR product for the inspection of security features of different banknote papers. As strong partner of different banknote printing companies, ISRA is operating in an international market. Based on this leading market position, ISRA is striving for portfolio expansion with additional complex applications in the area of banknote production in the future.

For banknote printing companies, the consistent quality assurance in the production processes - from specialty paper to the inspection of applied security features and paper defects - is increasingly more important. Today's banknotes feature very complex designs with respect to graphics and printing technology and contain different security features to counteract counterfeiting. With its innovative technologies for intelligent surface inspection, ISRA offers a complete quality assurance for the production of banknotes, more efficiency and a higher productivity.

ISRA's products and technological innovations for the surface inspection of banknote papers are subject of high interest. Negotiations for additional orders in this area are currently underway in advanced stages.

This welcome development in the Specialty Paper segment underscores the significance of the strong order backlog of significantly over 40 million Euros. As communicated earlier, ISRA plans to continue its double-digit growth in the current financial year 2011/2012, while the expected growth will be probably in the lower range of the double-digit growth due to the current market situation. The broad strategic positioning across various customer industries and different geographic regions makes ISRA more robust and independent with respect to economic fluctuations.


ISRA Vision AG, together with its subsidiaries, is the world market leader for surface inspection systems. Furthermore, it is one of the globally leading providers of machine vision programs, specialising in the area of 3D machine vision, in particular for "3D robot vision".

The core competence of the company is ISRA-BrainWARE®, an innovative software for intelligent machine vision systems. Here, the scientific know-how from the fields of optics, lighting technology, surveying technology, physics, image processing and classification algorithms and a complex system design are combined. Machine vision is a key technology for visualising systems that imitate the human eye. Today's ISRA applications focus primarily on the automation of production and quality assurance of goods and products supplied to large, futureoriented markets such as energy, healthcare, food, mobility and information. The customers mainly include renowned global players from the respective sectors. With over 20 locations worldwide, ISRA offers customer proximity and ensures optimum service and support.

In the past thirteen years, ISRA has shown profitable growth with an annual average increase in sales of 30 per cent. Profits have increased by approximately 35 per cent annually. The company employs over 450 peoples worldwide.

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