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IN Groupe, a key player in identity and trust solutions for global exchanges

IN Groupe has been a partner to the French government for nearly 500 years, offering state-of-the-art identity solutions and secure digital services that integrate electronic, optical and biometric technologies. From components to digital services, including secure documents and interoperable systems, IN Groupe is a global specialist in identity and secure digital services, with a constant, daily presence that helps to make life easier for everyone.

Whether assisting nations in exercising their sovereignty, or protecting the identity of citizens, or preserving companies’ confidentiality, IN Groupe, as an organisation with digital sovereignty, helps to ensure that everyone has a fundamental right: the Right to Be You. IN Groupe is the new company name of Groupe Imprimerie Nationale. IN Groupe has three affiliated brands, all of which provide leading technologies in their respective markets: SPS for electronic components, Surys for optical and holographic security, and Nexus for digital identity solutions for people and products.

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Our vision

Identity is transforming. It is becoming digitised and opening up access to new services, while at the same time requiring new assurances of trust. IN Groupe guarantees the right of everyone to benefit from this transformation in a simple and secure manner. By positioning itself as a specialist in physical and digital identities, the Group contributes to the fulfilment of the Right to Be You. In line with individual needs – and whatever the issues at stake – IN Groupe strives to develop innovative solutions that enable governments, organisations, and citizens to assert their respective sovereignties.

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Our values and purpose

To contribute to upholding a fundamental right for everyone: the Right to Be You.

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Our mission in detail

To develop our policy of excellence at international level and to be a player in the digital transformation of identities and the securing of interactions.

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Our corporate responsibility

To ensure the sustainable development of our business, preserve the balance of ecosystems and improve society as a whole.

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IN Groupe worldwide

As proximity is at the heart of our values, we have established commercial offices in Africa, Asia, North America, and South America. This international presence enables us to support each customer as closely as possible on a daily basis. IN Groupe has established itself on the international scene as a leading specialist in digital identity and secure exchanges, supporting many governments in exercising their sovereignty, while also handling data security for global companies.


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employees worldwide


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The Right to Be You

IN Groupe is committed to the security of identity and property, defending a fundamental right: the Right to Be You.

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IN Groupe relies on the excellence of its brands

IN Groupe connects with its customers through its affiliated brands, SPS, Surys and Nexus, all leaders in their field. IN Groupe upholds the institutional heritage and good name of the Imprimerie Nationale while integrating the Group's digital transformation and its ambition to be the specialist in identity and secure digital services.

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SPS integrates state-of-the-art electronic components and technologies into any type of medium for securing and facilitating transactions.

SPS creates value for its customers through its electronic packaging, which contributes to the development of new applications integrating contactless technology and biometrics.

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Surys allows customers to stay one step ahead of fraud with high-technicity components that meet the highest standards in the world in terms of innovation and design.

Surys turns each component into a scientific challenge aimed at pushing back the limits of technology and defining new security standards for fighting fraud and facilitating authentication capabilities.

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Nexus provides trusted solutions, designed to integrate with existing enterprise systems, which safeguard the management of identities, objects, and people within a company.

Nexus contributes to the controlled and secure development of companies within the digital world by integrating reliable identity solutions for people and objects.

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our history

500 years
of research and development


François 1er

Francis I bestows the privilege of ‘Printer to the King in Greek’ to a printing house.


Manufacture Royale de l'Imprimerie qui deviendra l'Imprimerie Royale

King Louis XIII transforms the printing house into the Manufacture Royale de l'Imprimerie, which would later become the Imprimerie Royale (Royal Printing Works) and subsequently move to the Louvre.


Imprimerie nationale

The printing house becomes the Imprimerie Nationale (National Printing Works).


Site de Douai

The Imprimerie Nationale opens a location in Douai (northern France).


Imprimerie Nationale S.A

In accordance with a law of 31/12/93, the Imprimerie Nationale becomes the Imprimerie Nationale S.A., a private limited company with state capital.



The first smart cards are produced in a workshop dedicated to plastic cards.


Documents sécurisés

The Imprimerie Nationale moves from Rue de la Convention (in Paris’s 15th arrondissement) to Boulevard Gouvion-Saint-Cyr (17th arrondissement). It reorganises its activities around secure documents intended mainly for governments. The fiduciary workshops are grouped together on a single site in Douai where they are fully modernised and secured.


Passeport électronique

The first personalised electronic passport is produced in Douai.


Permis de conduire électronique

The Imprimerie Nationale launches the new French electronic driving licence, in September 2013, the first European licence with an electronic chip.


Composants électroniques sécurisés

A year of skill enrichment, with the integration of SPS's secure electronic components business.


Identité et Biométrie

End-to-end control of the value chain, with the integration of Thales Group's Identity and Biometrics technologies.


Logo IN Groupe

The Group adopts a new name, IN Groupe, embodying its new positioning.


Logo Surys

The Group acquires Surys and strengthens its position as a leading player in the field of identity and the security of bank and fiduciary payments.



IN Groupe acquires Nexus, a European leader in the identification of people and objects.


High Security Printing Award

The launch of electronic documents integrating latest generation regalian digital identities, in France and Monaco.



New technology and sovereign acquisitions for secure inks from GSI and optical components dedicated to fiduciary from Fase.



Identity is at the heart of digital trust for governments, companies, people and objects.