Despite a weak global economy affecting businesses, who were faced with the
need to shrink expenses and investments, AlpVision was able to
maintain its profitability in 2009 for the fifth consecutive year. This was
achieved even while increasing the company’s headcount and office
space by 25% in response to the demand for deployment of new
anti-counterfeiting programmes.

The number of Cryptoglyph® and
Fingerprint™ users both increased significantly worldwide. AlpVision
also increased its presence at major events, notably at 11 exhibitions
and seminars in 2009, including two major ones in the US (Interphex
New York and PackExpo, Las Vegas).