Kenya’s market leader in security print solutions, Sintel, is preparing to expand its market reach into other parts of Eastern Africa, the company’s CEO and founder Bipin Vora says.
Sintel is Kenya’s leading manufacturer of mobile-telecom scratchcards, servicing both Safaricom and Orange telecommunications companies.
“Sintel is a fiercely proactive company; our R&D department is fully equipped to meet the requirements of a lively market. With this reactiveness we pride ourselves on being a preferred solutions provider and an ideal business partner in the fight against counterfeit products,” says Niraj Shah, CCO at Sintel.
The company is now celebrating and ISO27001:2013 accreditation, the most recent international standard for information security management, demonstrating to clients their implementation of the highest level of security processes.
ISO27001 is predominantly a management standard, and looks at information security from a comprehensive view, taking into account employees, processes and technology. It took over 2 years of staff training and considerable investment in custom-built machinery and IT to achieve the standard.
Sintel’s Thika based, 6.5 acre, high-security factory services 45% of the Kenyan scratchcard market. Following recent investment they have increased capacity and look forward to growing their market share over the course of 2015. Also, the company recently started printing local bank cheques after being approved by the Kenya Bankers Association.
The range of products and solutions offered by Sintel has increased beyond smartcard personalisation, scratchcards, simcard packaging and bank cheques to include production of highly-sensitive documents with variable data and enhanced security features. Sintel’s anti-counterfeit R&D team design bespoke solutions that benefit not only the Telecoms sector, but also Financial, Commercial; Manufacturing and Educational sectors who have seen a worrying rise in counterfeit products infiltrating African & Middle Eastern markets.
“At Sintel we are resolute in our commitment of providing top-quality products and services at competitive prices, adding value to our customers’ businesses. We attribute our success to our staff, who we thank for their great loyalty and integrity. We are now ready to put Sintel Security Print Solutions on the global map,” said CEO Bipin Vora the man who founded Sintel in 2010 with an initial capital investment of $10m.