Company History

Company History

Authentix—Anti-Counterfeiting, Brand Protection, Fuel Marking

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Authentix has a long history of providing effective authentication solutions to Fortune 500 and government clients. Authentix was formed in 2003 from the merger of US-based Isotag and UK-based Biocode, combining two of the authentication industry’s leading players. Authentix has since continued to grow by offering clients comprehensive authentication solutions.

COMPANY TIMELINE

1990’s

  • In 1992, Biocode became independent from Royal Dutch Shell following its earlier formation in 1989.
  • Isotag was formed in 1996 by acquiring technology developed by Los Alamos National Labs.

2000’s

  • In early 2003, additional acquisitions were made to augment the Authentix technology portfolio, specifically its security ink and packaging expertise.
  • In November 2003, Authentix was born from the merger of Isotag and Biocode.
  • In early 2008, Authentix was purchased by an investment group led by The Carlyle Group and J.H. Whitney, Inc. enabling the company to continue its growth strategy.

2010’s

  • In 2017, Authentix was purchased by Blue Water Energy to further grow Authentix’s position as the authority in Authentication Solutions.

Specifically, we offer the following services and solutions:

  • Governments: Authentix works with governments to ensure authentic products are sold in-country to benefit law abiding citizens – not criminals. Fuel authentication and tax stamp solutions enable governments to collect more excise taxes without raising taxes for the benefit of citizens and legitimate industries.
  • Central Banks: Authentix develops and implements advanced, Level 3 authentication technologies and high-speed sensors. These solutions safeguard banknote security and support quality initiatives, providing central banks greater flexibility to maximize control and increase efficiencies in their operations.
  • Commercial Products: Authentix’s advanced authentication solutions protect manufacturers in the oil and gas, pharmaceutical, agrochemical and consumer product industries. These solutions mitigate risks to promote revenue growth and gain competitive advantage, protecting both the brand and product in complex supply and distribution chains.

The partnership approach and proven sector expertise of Authentix inspires proactive innovation. We invite you to experience the Authentix advantage.