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AlpVision is the world’s leader in developing digital technologies for brand and packaging protection, product authentication, and counterfeit deterrence. The founders of AlpVision invented Cryptoglyph technology in 1998. Since then, AlpVision has continued to develop authentication technologies and support its clients in the fight against counterfeiting. AlpVision‘s brand protection solutions are widely used today by Forbes 2000 companies and are applicable to a wide variety of items, including packaging and labeling, plastic and metal products, and high-value documents.


AlpVision is ISO 9001:2015 Certified


AlpVision rolls-out novel QR Code for Authentication


AlpVision releases a new visible product protection technology: the Smart Embossing.


AlpVision extends its activities into the Asia and opens its sales office in Shanghai, China.


AlpVision’s mobile authentication solutions were ported to Android based smart phones and hence significantly growing the number of supported smart phones.


AlpVision’s automated authentication solution is the first to become IPM Connected. The Interface Public-Members or IPM is WCO’s online tool serving as an interface between frontline Customs officers and the private sector.


AlpVision develops and continues to improve its iPhone application for instant product authentication.


AlpVision opens its North American Regional Office in Chicago, Illinois, USA, at Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), 84th floor.


AlpVision Fingerprint, a unique and breakthrough covert anti-counterfeit solution that tracks and authenticates mass produced objects manufactured by molding, is successfully deployed at industrial level.


AlpVision continues to grow with new clients in the pharmaceutical industry. The head office space is doubled to house increased staff.


AlpVision Krypsos™, a server-based Web application that allows brand owners to perform online authentication, passes the FDA 21 CFR Part 11 requirements for Electronic Records (ERES) regarding medicines delivered in the USA. The company achieves a 42% increase in turnover compared to 2006.


AlpVision obtains the Swiss Quality Label for its products and services deployed worldwide. The turnover of the company increases by 35% compared to 2005, with major deployments of its Cryptoglyph® brand protection solution in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods industry.


The company passes the psychological barrier of one million US dollars of net earnings after tax, interest and amortization, an 88% increase over 2004, enabling the company to finance its worldwide development activities internally from now on.


AlpVision gains the reputation of a very promising business in worldwide markets, collecting awards such as the European Seal of Excellence and the CTI/KTI label. This Quality Label is awarded by the Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology to Swiss companies that have proven readiness for sustainable business development.


The company breaks even and then shows a net profit at the end of the fiscal year, resulting from the first contracts signed with clients for brand protection, document security and custom solutions. These three fields then become AlpVision’s core business units. 


A private business angel agrees to support the founders. The share capital is raised to CHF 620’000, allowing the company to further develop both the Cryptoglyph technology and the first contacts with prospective customers. The legal identity is also changed to a privately owned limited company.


The three co-founders establish the first legal status for AlpVision as a limited liability company.


Developing their idea of using digital imaging for document protection, the founders file the first patent for Cryptoglyph®, AlpVision’s core security printing solution for both brand and document protection.


While working on their PhD theses at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), two of the future founders of AlpVision are introduced to a senior business coach who sponsors interesting start-up projects. The three join together as co-founders and the foundations for AlpVision as a company are laid.

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