InfoCert and LuxTrust: the European Digital Champion becomes a reality at the heart of international market of financial services.


    InfoCert and LuxTrust: the European Digital Champion becomes a reality at the heart of international market of financial services.

    InfoCert and LuxTrust: the European Digital Champion becomes a reality at the heart of international market of financial services.

    Luxembourg, 27 February 2019 – InfoCert (Tinexta Group), the largest Qualified Trust Service Provider in Europe, and LuxTrust, the leader in Digital Trust in Luxembourg, express their full satisfaction with the event they organized yesterday in Luxembourg, where more than 50 top international managers, mainly from the financial sector, participated.

    The meeting represents the official launch of the partnership which will primarily address the Benelux and French markets. Together with Camerfirma, one of the main Spanish Certification Authorities, the InfoCert-led trio aims to create the first Digital Champion in EU capable of serving all European local markets with its cutting-edge trust solutions.

    Afterward, InfoCert CEO Danilo Cattaneo, LuxTrust CEO Pascal Rogiest and Camerfirma CEO Alfonso Carcasona discussed the joint trust solutions currently available for the European Market, as well as the individual expertise offered by InfoCert, LuxTrust and Camerfirma.

    The companies, in line with Forrester’s 2019 forecasts, intend to make a concrete and leading contribution to making digital transformation “pragmatic” by leveraging their skills and experience in the field of technology and regulatory compliance.

    Companies and organizations operating in Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain and elsewhere in Europe can now leverage on a wide range of digital trust solutions, also rendered more valuable, thanks to the synergy and the complementarity of the offerings of companies that have long been recognized as digital leaders in their respective geographical areas.

    “The United States” observed Pier Andrea Chevallard, CEO of Tinexta SpA, “with their laissez-faire approach to the regulation of the digital economy / internet, have lost their leading position in Europe.  Rather, it is the European Union that is at the forefront of setting higher standards for digital trust, which will automatically generate significant benefits for all.  In this scenario, the creation of a European Champion will facilitate the achievement of these goals by ensuring the most effective and consistent enforcement of standards across Europe”.

    Serge Allegrezza, President of the LuxTrust Board, repeated: “The win-win partnership contributes to Luxembourg’s reputation as a trust center in Europe and will strengthen the Grand Duchy’s position as an ideal location for the concrete development of ICT companies and for innovation. It is yet another cornerstone within LuxTrust’s international development strategy, where InfoCert and Tinexta bring an unrivalled robustness.”

    “As InfoCert,”  stated Danilo CattaneoCEO of InfoCert Tinexta Group, “we are extremely pleased with the progress of this partnership: together with Camerfirma and Luxtrust, we are now by far the largest Qualified Trust Service Provider in Europe.  The success of yesterday’s event is evidence of the strategy first implemented in 2018 and lays the foundations for new developments. In the coming months, we are committed to bringing a more complete and qualified offer to European markets to satisfy the ever more sophisticated client demand.

    “Digitization is part of every company’s agenda” said Pascal RogiestCEO of LuxTrust. “Nevertheless, it is crucial to develop a trustworthy ecosystem that organizations and end-users can rely on, if Europe wants to succeed in its digital transformation.  Based on the current regulated European framework, we thought it was essential to show last night a pragmatic overview of the solutions that LuxTrust, InfoCert and Camerfirma already propose internationally in terms of digitization and electronic identities.”

    “I am delighted that this event has enabled us to demonstrate,” said Alfonso Carcasona CEO of Camerfirma, “how the joining of forces of InfoCert, LuxTrust and Camerfirma brings together complementary resources and expertise, thereby enabling our customers across Europe to confront and overcome the new and increasingly complex challenges of business digitisation through qualified trust services.”

    LuxTrust SA

    LuxTrust SA, founded in 2005, implements and integrates innovative, multi-application and customized solutions to guarantee on-line transactions, digital identity and electronic signatures for its customers.  Its mission is to guarantee the digital identity and security of electronic data of businesses and citizens, and thus increase confidence in the digital economy to make life simpler and encourage business efficiency.  The shareholder base of LuxTrust is composed of:  InfoCert (50%) and LuxTrust Development (50%), which belongs to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Société Nationale de Crédit et d’Investissement- SNCI, the main retail banks, the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and the Luxembourg Post Office.

    AC Camerfirma SA

    Camerfirma, incorporated in 2000 by the Chamber of Commerce of Spain, is an eIDAS qualified Certification Authority. Since May 2018 Camerfirma is owned 51% by InfoCert and 49% by the 72 Spanish Chambers of Commerce. The company is part of ChamberSign, a European organization that authenticates digital certificates in Europe. Camerfirma’s mission is to offer its customers the possibility of using digital certification as a working instrument for the interaction with other companies and public administration bodies. The collaboration with InfoCert has already produced significant positive results in terms of expanded product offer as well as sales and cost synergies.

    InfoCert SpA

    InfoCertTinexta Group, is the largest European certification authority, active in more than twenty countries. The company provides digitization, e-Delivery, digital signature and digital preservation of documents and is an AgID-accredited digital identity manager in the SPID (Public System for Digital Identity Management) system. InfoCert invests heavily in research and development and in quality: it holds a considerable number of patents, while the ISO 9001, 27001 and 20000 quality certifications attest to its commitment at the highest levels to service delivery and security management. The InfoCert Information Security Management System is ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified for activities EA:33-35 InfoCert is the European leader in offering Digital Trust services that are fully compliant with the eIDAS Regulation (EU 910/2014) and ETSI EN 319 401 standards and seeks to increase its global growth, including through acquisitions. Since 2018, it has owned  51% of Camerfirma, one of the main Spanish certification authorities, and 50% of LuxTrust, a leading company in Digital Trust in Luxembourg. Finally, InfoCert owns 80% of the share capital of Sixtema SpA, the technology partner for CNA – Confederazione Nazionale dell’Artigianato (National Confederation of Artisans), which provides technological solutions and consultancy services to SMEs, trade associations, financial intermediaries, professional studios and institutions.

    Tinexta Group

    Tinexta reported the following Consolidated Results at 31 December 2018: Revenues equal to circa €238 million and  an EBITDA of circa €63 million.  The Group, listed on the STAR segment of the Milan Stock Exchange, is one of Italy’s top operators in its three areas of business: Digital Trust, Credit Information & Management and Innovation & Marketing Services.  The Digital Trust Business Unit operates through Visura as well as InfoCert, Camerfirma and its Joint Venture with LuxTrust.  The Credit Information & Management Business Unit includes Innolva, which offers decision-making support services such as real estate and Chamber of Commerce-based information, aggregate reports, summary ratings, decision-making models, and credit assessment and collection services, and REValuta, that offers real estate services, including appraisals and valuations.  The Innovation & Marketing Services Business Unit, through the subsidiaries Co.Mark and Warrant Hub (formerly Warrant Group), offers a platform of advisory services to SMEs, to support them through the phases of growth in production and expansion of their commercial capacity.  At 31 December 2018 Group employees totalled circa 1,300.

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