DISTRELEC joins the MULTOS Consortium

London, UK – 25th February 2020 – The MULTOS Consortium, a group of international blue chip organisations responsible for the promotion and development of the MULTOS specifications, announced today that Distrelec, a leading product and service provider for maintenance professionals across Europe, has joined as a Partner Member.

As a member, Distrelec will participate in the MULTOS Business and Technical Architecture Groups which will allow them to contribute towards the development and growth of MULTOS whilst benefiting from the Consortium’s marketing, technical, and networking resources with members that span the secure payments, digital identity and smart device industries. 

With over 40 years’ industry experience, Distrelec have proven experience in providing businesses with relevant products for maintenance operations and the knowhow on how to design and optimise production systems. They have a local presence in 18 European countries, distribution centres in the Netherlands and Switzerland and a central Enterprise Hub in the UK.

Distrelec offer a comprehensive IoT solution portfolio, applicable to a wide range of IoT, embedded and connected device applications and markets. The addition of the MULTOS technology further enhances the secure device options within the portfolio. With ever increasing threats developing from hackers in the connected IT world, security solutions of the high grade offered by MULTOS technology are likely to be in ever greater demand.

Charlotte Kennedy, Head of Product Management at Distrelec, said; “We are excited to join the MULTOS Consortium and look forward to working with other members to support the development of the IoT market. We are always looking for better ways to support our customers in delivering results for their businesses. Our partnership with MULTOS technology, and its impressive security heritage, is part of that. It is a valued addition to the extensive and evolving Distrelec offer.”

Paul Wilson, Commercial Manager of the MULTOS Consortium said “Distrelec are a successful and forward thinking technology distributor and a welcome addition the MULTOS Consortium and eco-system. With MULTOS technology they can offer high security solutions to their customers including; Endpoint Identity, Data Protection, Runtime Security, Flexible Provisioning, Robust Lifecycle Management, and industry standard security mechanisms. Additionally with MULTOS they can offer a flexible solution that allows custom programming. We are pleased to support Distrelec and assist them in meeting their customers’ current and future needs”.


About Distrelec:

Distrelec is a leading European distributor of electronics, automation and measurement technology.  With over 40 years’ experience developing strong relationships in the industry, Distrelec introduces the latest products and newest innovative technologies from leading and new manufacturers. Responding to customer requirements, providing a clear service orientation and offering ongoing optimisation of customer support is central to the fundamental pillars of Distrelec.  Distrelec has a local presence in 18 European countries, distribution centres in the Netherlands and Switzerland and a central Enterprise Hub in the UK.

Established in 1973, Distrelec was acquired by the publicly listed Swiss Dätwyler Holding (Est.1958) in 1979 and added to their Technical Components (TeCo) Division.

For more information see: https://www.distrelec.com


MULTOS is the most robust, industry-backed high security smart card platform, delivering simplicity and innovation to the world’s leading card and e-passport issuers. With a figure in excess of 1 billion issued smart cards and smart devices across more than 50 countries, thousands of issuers, including national governments, banks, corporate enterprises and transit authorities have taken advantage of the high security, multi-application platform for their deployment programmes. A wide range of applications including, EMV payment, contactless payment, authentication, digital identity, biometrics, loyalty and mass-transit ticketing, and connected and IoT smart devices may be implemented, and co-reside, using a MULTOS powered chip.

MULTOS contact: Natsuko Callan
E: natsuko.callan@multos.com

Distrelec media contact: Orlagh Bibby
E: orlagh.bibby@distrelec.com