Why Novacard

In 1994 NovaCard was the first Russia company to begin production of plastic cards. Nowadays NovaCard is a leading manufacturer of plastic cards in Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS.

NovaCard is a full cycle enterprise.

We produce all types of plastic cards: bank, payment, (U) SIM-cards and pre-payment cards for mobile operators as well as social, discount, transport, club-cards, personal identity and access control cards.

The manufacturing, process and information technology base of the company enables us to offer our clients:

  • Production of contact, contactless, hybrid and dual smart-cards
  • Various ways of incorporating electric profiles (U) into SIM-cards
  • NFC-solutions 
  • Application development
  • Building communication channels for data exchange
  • Personal data synchronisation across multiple resources
  • Full cycle card personalisation
  • Strictly defined production times
  • Work with minimal circulation
  • Complete client packages
  • Shipping and mailing

Certification and safety.

In 2004 NovaCard was the first company in Russia to be concurrently certified by both international payment systems, Visa International and MasterCard International and, in 2007 by American Express. Product quality is asssured in line with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000, MasterCard Quality Management System (CQM) and of ISO 9001:2008.

The company has been successfully audited for a range of international payment systems: Visa physical security, Visa logical security, MasterCard physical security, MasterCard logical security and AmEx physical security. In 2012 a GSMA (SAS) Association audit was also carried out.

Our manufacturing plant is equipped with one of the best security systems meeting the requirements of international standards in plastic card production. Access to the production and personal data storage zones is via a special biometric authentication gateway. The site is equipped with closed-circuit cameras, and both access control and electronic identification systems. The facility also has an automatic fire protection system.

As well as the fire protection system NovaCard also has its own climate control and water treatment systems, in addition to autonomous power generators and these allow the company to provide an environmentally friendly production process, completely independently of any external infrastructure.


NovaCard has its own logistics department, calling on our experience of long-term cooperation with world logistics companies to provide deliveries in strict compliance with the Incoterms 2010 standard, including customs clearance as required.

Our clients.

Our clients include over three hundred Russian and foreign banks.

NovaCard cooperates with the leading GSM-operators, Russian regional companies and with mobile operators in the CIS.

Large retail chains, internet-providers, insurance companies, medical institutions, shops, restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues all make use of NovaCard products.

Our partners.

In developing solutions, from the moment that the company was established, it has always chosen to work with partners which have proven themselves to be market leaders in quality and reliability. For many years Oberthur Card Systems (OCS) has been a key strategic partner, as one of the world leaders in the development of solutions based on smart-cards.

One step ahead.

NovaCard is focused on long-term relations with its customers and combines high-tech production system with an individual approach to each problem.

Thanks to a strong team of developers and partnerships with world leaders in its field NovaCard offers its clients not only today s products but solutions for tomorrow.