Founded in 1981, the Mühlbauer Group is an established one-stop-shop technology partner for applications such as smart cards, ePassports, RFID application, and similar technology based uses. The company has centers in the United States, Germany, Malaysia, China, Slovakia, and Serbia. Mühlbauer, Inc, the U.S. division of the German firm, is the world’s top producer of machinery designed to manufacture smart cards. In 2009, Mühlbauer, Inc. opened a new technology center in Newport News. The building is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, along with sales and service departments and demo rooms. Located in Oakland Industrial Park, the building serves as a base for all Mühlbauer activities on the North American continent. Their current location has been a past recipient of the Best Office Building Award by the Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate.
Mühlbauer, Inc. operates both as a consultant and manufacturer of automation solutions for smart card and label industries, providing their services to private companies and governments. The company’s solutions enable users to manufacture various types of chip cards, including ID, contact, and dual interface cards, as well as multimedia cards and smart labels for access control and supply chain management. Mühlbauer’s equipment is used to personalize Virginia Driver Licenses as well as licenses in other states in order to protect documents against counterfeiting and alteration.