PRESS RELEASE (Lochovice – March 15, 2017) – OPTAGLIO, a provider of advanced security holograms and the global market leader in e-beam lithography, today announced it transformation into a joint-stock company. This change is to support the company’s further growth, attracting investment and possibly also a future entrance of a stock exchange.
OPTAGLIO was founded in 1994 as Czech Holography, s.r.o. The company is now among key global players in security holograms and has no competition in some solution segments such as microholograms. OPTAGLIO’s holograms are preferred especially in the markets where a very strong anti-counterfeit protection is mission critical issue: ID cards, passports, banknotes, securities and luxury brands. They are used in more than 50 countries around the world. During last several years, OPTAGLIO has significantly strengthened its position in fast-growing Indian and south-east Asia markets and has built a very strong position in passports and tax stamps.
OPTAGLIO has always invested into scientific research massively. It attracted foreign scientists, registered several patents and is still preparing distinctive innovations. The most advanced technological center in Europe was opened by Optaglio in 2015 in Lochovice (Czech Republic).
The executive head of OPTAGLIO, Vladimir Žukov, said: “With this milestone, we close a successful phase of our development, to open another one. We have amazing technologies and new breakthrough innovations will be announced soon. I would like to express my thanks to all of the employees of OPTAGLIO. Our today success is our common success.”
A co-founder of the company, Čestmir Hradečný, added: “More than 20 years ago, we started a company as a common project of several colleagues from Czech Academy of Science. The company has recently extended its machinery, which is a necessary condition for future success.”ù