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International Smart Card Manufacturing Company to Open First North American Facility

Investment will help the company form tighter bonds with its existing customers and expand its customer base

Mon Oct 26 2020

Company Name: OMEC Smart Card, LLC
Location: Strongsville
Industry Sector: Technology
Company Profile: Founded in 1994 and based in Shanghai, China, OMEC is a leading smart card, tag and token manufacturer and designer, serving industrial, enterprise and government customers worldwide. OMEC operates a Visa and MasterCard certified state of the art manufacturing facility in Shanghai and have shipped over 10 billion products, including contact, contactless, dual interface cards and other products, used in telecom, financial, security and public utility markets in over 50 countries and regions.
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Project Summary:

  • Type of Project: New location
  • Jobs Committed: 200

Company Need:

OMEC Smart Card seeks to operate its first North American facility. The investment will help the company form tighter bonds with its existing customers and expand its existing North American customer base.


“We are looking forward to forming tighter bonds with our existing customers and expanding our North American customer base through innovative products, better service and faster turnaround. Thanks to the great support from the economic development team and local government, we are confident that we can grow successfully and bring value to the community.”

- Eric Li, general manager, OMEC

Why Ohio?

OMEC Smart Card chose to invest in Northeast Ohio where it will accommodate and serve OMEC’s North American customers. The company cited a business-friendly environment, available talent, and access to market as reasons for the decision.

Ohio has an advantageous location and infrastructure for companies moving goods around the globe, being just a one-day drive from more than 60 percent of U.S. and Canadian populations. Thanks to unprecedented investments in transportation, digital technology and trade, Ohio hosts the dependable infrastructure needed to do global business.


JobsOhio, Team NEO, the city of Strongsville, Cuyahoga County, and the Ohio Development Services Agency