May 2, 2008, 6:56 AM
an international technology savvy company operating in several countries around
the world, has come to The Gambia to provide biometric and security solutions
to the nation.
A limited liability company incorporated under Belgian law, SEMLEX EUROPE is registered with the Banque Carrefour des Entreprises under the number 0465.959.690, whose registered office is located at Brugmann Avenue, 384 to 1180 Brussels.
SEMLEX Group, with over 20-year experience operating in various nations, is a recognised expert in biometric identification and authentication solutions.
“The company is the first to have implemented this technology in Africa (2001 in Ivory Coast and 2002 in Chad), responding to a need to fight against identity fraud,” said the Country Representative, Ted McEwan.
The company has contracts with other ECOWAS member countries such as Guinea Conakry, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Niger and Ivory Coast, McEwan said, adding that it is present on 4 continents and more than 30 offices and representations in the world.
The company, according to the country representative, provides materials, services and solutions to many countries, entities and organizations worldwide (Rwanda, Comoros, Madagascar, Lithuania, Singapore, Guinea-Bissau, Luxembourg, Gabon, Moldavia, Mozambique, Nepal, Senegal, El Salvador, Ireland, Cyprus and Georgia, EU).
Semlex is in partnership with international organizations such as Interpol, International Civil Aviation Organization and the United Nations. It maintains strategic partnerships with leading companies in the forefront of security printing, country rep McEwan said.
“The successful business model is based on a combination of high value technologies, strong financial strategy and a deep experience on the field due to the numerous projects implemented all around the world,” said McEwan.
The company’s distinctive feature is the management of the whole production chain, as it has developed its own set of software modules (Biometric Network System, or BNS) and is also specialised in fiduciary documents printing.
According to the country representative, all documents are manufactured in Lithuania by its own integrated and fully certified printing house.
Semlex takes pride in building local capacity by ensuring the transfer of knowledge (training of agents to the biometric system) and constant monitoring of the smooth running of the projects.
It also values local partnership with reputable and experienced companies in the implementation of its projects.
Mr McEwan says Semlex’s strengths include its financial and technical strength to provide turnkey solutions and its ability to customize projects to suit each country’s peculiar needs as opposed to “turn key off the shelf solutions”.
“Semlex is a bona fide company and has successfully implemented projects in concessions with Governments and international organizations,” the country rep stated, saying: “The company has not been involved in any unlawful or unscrupulous activities nor has any member of its management subject to any investigation or legal processes in the course of its business.”
He also said Semlex has a valid clearance from the Belgian authorities for 2017 confirming there is no pending criminal or civil action against the company.
He therefore called on all to visit the company website on www.semlex.com or call the communication team on +323468019.