Giesecke & Devrient America provides a range of smart cards and system solutions. It is owned and operated by Giesecke & Devrient, which is one of the leading suppliers of banknote paper and printing materials and currency automation systems worldwide. It also provides a range of smart cards and system solutions. The company serves the telecommunications, electronic payment, health care, identification, transportation and information technology security markets. Established in 1852, Giesecke & Devrient offers banknote and security paper and security foils, as well as plant engineering services. It also provides payment cards, services and smart card-based solutions. The company has more than 50 subsidiaries and joint ventures and employs over 7,500 people.