2020 Élan Award Winners
Prestige. Distinction. Acclaim.
The Élan Awards have their rewards … Do your cards deserve recognition?
Every year, the prestigious ICMA Élan Awards cast a spotlight on the best of the best in the global card industry, honoring world-class achievements in both card design and technological innovation. Widely acknowledged as the most renowned platform for card excellence, the coveted Élan Awards distinguish ICMA manufacturer, supplier and personalization/ fulfillment members before peers and customers as industry leaders. The Élan Awards celebrate ICMA members’ commitment to the design quality and technical advances that drive the future of the global card industry, which is ultimately the true winner in this acclaimed program.
Congratulations to our Manufacturing Excellence Award Winners!
Loyalty, Promotional and Gift Cards
Winner: Goldpac Limited for the 2019 Siren Series SR Kits for Starbucks (China) Company Limited
Finalist: Valid (USA) for the Walmart U.S. Happy Holiday Snow Globe Card for First Data Corp. (FDC)
Finalist: Valid (USA) for the Target Just Married Card for Stored Value Solutions (SVS)/Target
ID and Access Control Cards
Winner: Thales for the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) Driver License
Finalist: Hengbao Co, Ltd for the Lingyuntong Anniversary Card for Yunfu Lingyunyi Card Technology Co, Ltd
Winner: Thales for the American Express Green Reclaimed Ocean Plastic Card for American Express
Finalist: PLI Card Marketing Solutions for the Sustainable Macy’s Star EcoFoil Card for Macy’s
Finalist: Wuhan Tianyu Information Industry Co., Ltd for the Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, We Dream All the Way Card for Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)
Best Secure Payment Card
Winner: CPI Card Group for the BMW Credit Card for US Bank/BMW
Finalist: CPI Card Group for the RCI Ocean EMV Card for Barclay’s/RCI
Finalist: G+D Mobile Security GmbH for the Fingerprint Card for CRÉDIT AGRICOLE
Best Secure Metal Payment Card
Winner: CPI Card Group for PSCU Corporate Card for PSCU
Finalist: CompoSecure L.L.C. for the Morgan Stanley Premier CashPlus Debit MasterCard for Morgan Stanley
Finalist: Giesecke+Devrient (China) Technologies Co., LTD for the Infinite Visa Credit Card of China CITIC Bank for China CITIC Bank
Best Personalization & Fulfillment (P&F) Product, Service or Project
Winner: CPI Card Group for the Oxygen Debit Card Package for Oxygen Bank
Finalist: Burgopak for the Xinja Debit Card Mastercard Packaging Design
Finalist: PLI Card Marketing Solutions for the Popcorn Card n’ Carrier for Cinemark
Best Supplier/Vendor New Product, Service or Innovation
Winner: Mühlbauer Inc. for their MB ALFRESCO® Protec (liquid coating)
Finalist: Liveo Research Srl for NATURKIND (100% recycled PVC core and overlay) made for Melia Jardines Del Teide
Finalist: Covestro LLC for their Platilon® F – Card (made with novel core material leveraging thermoplastic polyurethane foam for facilitating the embedding of electronic components in a safe and durable way)