• CI Tech banknote acceptor, discover global expertise in automated banknote handling

About CI Tech

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

CI Tech Component’s history begins with BEB Industrie-Elektronik AG, established in Burgdorf, Switzerland, in 1981. Initially, BEB developed industrial electronics for sensor tasks and later ventured and specialized in banknote recognition in 1995.

In 2011, CI Tech Components AG was born out of a joint venture between Giesecke+Devrient GmbH and Wincor Nixdorf AG. This collaboration was aimed at honing expertise in the realm of OEM banknote validation sensors and handling modules. The synergy of this partnership was evident as they catered to a diverse range of markets, from transport and retail to broader financial services and banking.

By September 1st, 2020, Christoph Mätzig, then the Managing Director, acquired all shares of CI Tech Components AG, becoming its sole shareholder. A couple of months later, in November 2020, a new branch was opened in Kirchheim/Munich, Germany to cater to the EU customer base.

We manufacture OEM banknote acceptors and validators for customers around the globe. We provide our customers with certified and field-proven products and services, including currency and technical support for integration and certification. 

Our long-term experience in automated banknote handling as well as our international network allows us to provide our customers with reliable and efficient solutions under the highest security standards. Our products aim to process banknote transactions securely and at the same time cost-effectively in order to provide the best experience for operators and end customers. We accompany clients with our expertise and enhanced support throughout the entire integration, from roll-out to the after-sales process.


CI Tech Components AG Oberburgstr. 10
CH-3400 Burgdorf

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