Arthur Blank, American Bank Note and Keystone Combine into ABnote North America
TREVOSE, PA—June 24, 2009—Arthur Blank & Co., American Bank Note Company, and Keystone Plastics of Canada, three subsidiaries of the worldwide ABnote Group, are uniting under a new brand, ABnote North America.
The new ABnote North America, with a corporate history dating back to 1795, will continue to provide highly secure printed products and related services. ABnote North America brings together world class secure printing and services companies focused on providing North America with: plastic commercial cards (gift, loyalty, and membership), financial cards (credit and debit cards), secure access cards, identification cards (including drivers’ licenses and national ID cards), secure documents (bonds, titles, passports, certificates of origin, and checks), and related secure personalization, warehousing, distribution, and fulfillment services.
The newly branded ABnote North America will be led by Chief Executive Officer Joe Caffarella who says “Combining the three units will create a secure printing and services company with un-matched capability and with incredible potential. It provides customers with one-stop shopping for their secure cards and documents as well as complimentary personalization, fulfillment, warehousing, and distribution services. Integrating the businesses will provide increased opportunities to deliver value to our customers, better leverage our manufacturing and technological expertise, and enable us to deliver even more new and innovative products.”
While the Arthur Blank & Co, American Bank Note Company, and Keystone names will remain for an interim period, the brands will be phased out as marketing is transitioned over to the new brand.
Jake Jacobs, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ABnote North America adds, “Consolidating the brands makes sense given the similarity of the customers and their needs. Utilizing one brand will enable us to present a single united identity to the customer and most importantly, provide for a more seamless customer experience. The transition to the new ABnote North America brand has already started and you can look forward to more announcements on what that means for customers in the near future.”