ICTS International N.V. was founded in 1982 by a select group of security experts, former military commanding officers and veterans of government intelligence and security agencies. The company's goal was to develop and implement pioneering aviation security concepts and systems, with particular emphasis on high-risk environments.
In the ensuing years, ICTS International N.V. spearheaded the development of innovative aviation security concepts and solutions, which were adopted by regulators in the US, Europe and other countries as the industry standard. To complement its solutions the company also developed over 45 modular aviation security training programs, which are continuously being updated to ensure that they cover all relevant material in view of new regulations, current threats and anticipated risks. ICTS International N.V. quickly established its position as a world leader in the provision of security consulting and personnel services to the aviation industry, expanding its global presence to over 90 locations worldwide and its client base to over 120 clients, including all major US and numerous other airlines.
Throughout the years, ICTS International N.V. has continuously maintained close working relationships with regulators in the USA, Europe and additional countries around the globe. The company's experts are regularly invited to participate in international conferences and various governmental and private forums dealing with transportation security.
ICTS International N.V. subsequently branched out into various general security fields, building on its extensive expertise and experience in aviation security, modifying its unique security concepts and solutions to meet the specific needs of other industries.
In 1996 ICTS International N.V. announced its IPO on the NY NASDAQ (symbol: ICTS).
In 1998, ICTS International N.V. made a strategic decision to focus on the US market. The following year, it acquired Huntleigh USA Corp., which provides airline passenger screening services at 47 US airports, including all the international aviation gateways in the USA.
In 2001, ICTS International N.V. sold its European division to Fraport AG. Within the framework of the agreement, Fraport was permitted to name the purchased division 'ICTS Europe'. We hereby emphasize that ICTS Europe is not a member of the ICTS International N.V. Group
, but an entirely different entity, and that from the completion of the sale transaction, the two companies do not maintain any further business relations. Furthermore, the proprietary, leading edge technologies and security concepts developed by ICTS International N.V. remain under its sole ownership.
Also within the framework of the sales agreement, ICTS International N.V. agreed to suspend its activities in Europe (with the exception of the Netherlands and Russia) for a period of 3 years, which ended on February 2, 2005.
In preparation for its re-entry into the aviation security market in Europe and its expansion to additional locations, ICTS International N.V. has established a new, fully-owned subsidiary, I-SEC (International Security – www.international-sec.com
). The broad know-how and international operational experience accumulated by ICTS International N.V. in the field of aviation security since its founding in 1982, as well as the core of its dedicated, highly skilled professional managerial staff, has been transferred to I-SEC.
Following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, ICTS International N.V. stepped up its activities in the development of advanced technological security systems for the homeland security market in general and the transportation industry in particular. Within the framework of its technological company, I-SEC Technologies B.V. and AU10TIX Ltd., it has since developed and introduced advanced, innovative technological solutions, which have proven their effectiveness on several continents (www.au10tix.com
The ICTS International N.V. Group is thus in an ideal position to provide unique customized solutions, combining the strengths and capabilities of all its Activities and Operations, and building on longstanding expertise and international operational experience in security. All ICTS International N.V. solutions fully comply with international and local regulator requirements, as well as with the strictest privacy and confidentiality standards.