About us

Switzerland-based CI Tech Components AG is a specialist in the validation and handling of banknotes, with various installations worldwide and templates with more than 70 available currencies. 

We have an excellent international network to provide first-class products and services, including currency support and technical customer support for integration and certification purposes.

The origins of CI Tech Components AG go back to BEB Industrie-Elektronik AG, which was founded in Burgdorf, Switzerland, in 1981. BEB started out by developing industrial electronics for various sensor tasks and then began engaging in banknote recognition in 1995.

CI Tech Components AG was founded in 2011 as a joint venture between Giesecke+Devrient GmbH and Wincor Nixdorf AG. The companies joined forces, focused their expertise on OEM banknote validation sensors and banknote handling modules through
CI Tech Components AG.

With effectiveness of September 1st, 2020 Christoph Mätzig, at this time Managing Director, took over 100% of the CI Tech Components AG shares and acts since as the sole shareholder.

In November 2020, CI Tech Components AG in Burgdorf, Switzerland opened a new branch in Kirchheim / Munich, Germany in order to optimize the support of EU customers.