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PDC in Europe combines with BIG France, BIG UK and CIPI Europe into one Global People ID company

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PDC in Europe combines with BIG France, BIG UK and CIPI Europe into one Global People ID company

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As part of Brady’s continuing effort to streamline our businesses, work more efficiently and get closer to our customers, we are pleased to announce that PDC in Europe is combining with BIG France, BIG UK and CIPI Europe to form one global identification company.


The objective of the integration is to build a leading Global People Identification company, focused on innovation, quality and excellent customer service. Our aim is to provide the most innovative and widest range available of People Identification products such as badges, wristbands and lanyards.


This integration has been completed on November 4th, 2013. The combined business will be referred to as PDC BIG (, and will serve as Brady’s center of expertise in the Global People ID market.


As a result we will be able to offer our customers a list of exclusive advantages:

  • A wider range of products including badges, wristbands and lanyards
  • An expanded staff bringing a wealth of knowledge, experience and new ideas to the business
  • Improved customer support
  • Improved processes and efficiency such as online ordering, delivery around times, etc.
  • More innovation to our customers such as RFID and Software solutions

“From the very first moment of the Brady acquisition, it was clear to us that Brady’s global size, broader product portfolio, stronger manufacturing dimension and extensive R&D would lead to exciting opportunities,” said Jens Fiig, Managing Director of PDC Europe. “PDC, BIG & CIPI are a great fit, and we look forward to working as one team to bring new benefits to our customers such as improved processes and customer service and new innovative product development.



With more than 55 years of experience, PDC connects people, products, and technology through innovative ID systems that deliver superior customer experiences worldwide. PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband, label, medical records, and imaging systems. The company serves the healthcare, leisure & entertainment, and law enforcement industries. A pioneer of innovative technologies, PDC introduced the first single-piece patient wristband, first bar code wristband system, first thermal printer wristband and Smart Band® RFID Wristband System, among many other innovations.


BIG is an established, trusted company, with over 25 years in the business. They are the No.1 badge manufacturer in the UK and France with operations in Spain. BIG produces over 2 million badges every year, this includes high quality Name Badges, Event Badges, Security ID Badges, Visitor Badges, Employee Badges and accessories such as lanyards and fasteners.

BIG are experts in business print and can also produce your business stationery such as business cards and compliment slips.

CIPI Europe BV, founded over 40 years ago is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of ID badging attachments and related accessories which are distributed through a global network of resellers in Europe, The Middle East, and Africa.

CIPI’s manufacturing and assembly facilities are located in China and the United States where millions of ID products such as badge holders, neck chains and custom printed badge reels and lanyards are produced every month.



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