Ingenico S.A. (ING) is a worldwide company, whose business is to provide the technology involved in secure electronic transactions. Its traditional business is based around the manufacture of point of sale payment terminals, but it now also includes complete payment solutions and related services.
It was founded in France by Jean-Jacques Poutrel and Michel Malhouitre in 1980. It continues to be based in France with its headquarters in Neuilly-sur-Seine.
In 2008, after the merging with SAGEM SÃ©curitÃ©, Ingenico decided to close its historical R&D centre in Barcelona. This centre has developed Ingenico's most successful family of EFTPOS (Electronic funds transfer point of sale). More than three million units sold worldwide in 2007.
In 2009, Ingenico partnered with its two largest competitors, Hypercom and VeriFone, to found the Secure POS Vendor Alliance, a non-profit organization whose goal is to increase awareness of and improve payment industry security.