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Israel manufactures passports on machine from Korber PaperLink

Press release from the issuing company

Hamburg, Germany and Tel-Aviv; April 2, 2004 – The Israeli Government Printer has purchased a Model 960-961 passport finishing line from Kugler-Womako, a member of the Körber PaperLink Group. The inaugural production run of the Model 960-961 was witnessed in the presence of Israel's Minister of Finance, Meir Shitrit. "Kugler Womako's passport line fulfills the very high security stan-dards our country has towards travel and identification documents. We are delighted to have a renowned and reliable partner like Kugler-Womako by our side, to manufacture the next generation of Israeli passports", explains Amir Greenbaum, General Director of the Israeli Government Printer. Kugler-Womako, located in Nürtingen, close to Stuttgart, Germany, is the world's leading manufacturer of machines and finishing lines for the production of passports. The systems comply with the stringent guidelines of quality standards required by the International Aviation Organization (ICAO) and International Standard Organization (ISO) for Machine readable Passports (MRP). The machines are also highly suited for the production of savings account passbooks.