TraceTag™, was created in late 2001 by the merger of two companies – Cypherscience (UK) and Chemtag AS (Norway). By this merger, we created a unique and powerful combination of advanced technologies, strong competance, global partners and major international shareholders. Click on Links to find out more.

Combating illegal activities

With the increasing globalisation of trade, counterfeiting is becoming ever more widespread and disruptive.

Parallel trading can also have major consequences, undermining the brand owners control and contributing to dilution of brand value. Duty evasion causes authorities to lose vast sums in tax revenues due to these illegal activities. Huge profits can be made by criminal groups, who may use the revenues gained to fund a wide range of further criminal activities.


Multi level approach

Our unique approach of offering multi-level, tailored solutions to any application, coupled with effective training, technical support, and sustained after-sales services means our solutions are easy to implement, and are appropriate to the customers’ exact needs.

Our goal is delivering value for major industries and applications. Click on Our Products to find out more.


TraceTag International Ltd.

Tschudi Shipping Company AS

Owners and managers of vessels and shipping related projects and companies


Postal address:
P.O.Box 86 – 1325 Lysaker – Norway

Visiting address:
Strandveien 50 – 1366 Lysaker – Norway
Switchboard + 47 67 119880
Fax: + 47 67 119881

Minton, Treharne

& Davies Group (MTD)


Consulting scientists, Mariners & Engineers Analytical & Testing Laboratories Public Analysts

Head Office
Merton House – Croescadarn Close
Pentwyn – Cardiff – CF23 8HF
Tel: +44 (0) 29 2054 0000
Fax: +44 (0) 29 2054 0111

UK: Cardiff, London, Carmarthen
USA: Houston, Texas | Pacific Rim: Singapore



TraceTag International Ltd.

Mr. John Minton
Mr. Felix H. Tschudi
Mr. Peter Steiness Larsen (Non-Executive Chairman)




Paul Roquette,

CEO TraceTag International Ltd

Paul has a background in international economics (University of La Sorbonne) and graduated from the Institute of Political Science in Paris. He initiated the group‘s French company back in 1997. He is responsible for orchestrating the company’s growth, elevating its product portfolio as well as spreading the technology offer towards new market segments, including environmental applications. Paul manages key accounts worldwide and has been involved in establishing partnerships with strategic manufacturing contractors. He is based at the TraceTag Europe office in Paris.


Andrew Davies,

Head of Technical Services, TraceTag UK Ltd

Andrew graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a BSc Biological Sciences (Genetics& Biotechnology). Subsequently, he has worked in a variety of senior laboratory management positions with highly respected research institutions such as Cancer Research UK Fund (CRUK) and the Institute of Reproductive & Developmental Biology’s (Imperial College)equipment Cores and DNA Sequencing Facilities. Andrew joined TraceTag as Head of Technical Services in early 2003. Andrew is based at the TraceTag Technical Centre in Cardiff.


Sally Cooper,

Laboratory and Production Manager TraceTag UK Ltd

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Dr Richard Vidal,

Chief Scientific Officer, TraceTag UK

Dr Vidal joined us from Merck KGaA where he led a major business unit in the field of microparticles and nanotechnologies for pharmaceutical, diagnostic, chemical and environmental applications.
Richard has altogether over 30 years of experience in innovation within the chemical industry. His knowledge and expertise represent a great asset which will help propel the company’s ambitious development goals. Together with our technical team in Cardiff, Dr Vidal will prompt our advancement towards new breathroughs in DNA tagging and detection methodologies for the benefit of our clients.


Emmanuel Paire,

Sales Manager, TraceTag Europe

Emmanuel has over 20 years of experience in inks and special effect pigments. With a historical background in chemistry, he offers a rich and extensive wealth of knowledge in security printing and brand protection technologies where he has notably specialized since 2002. His excellent relationships among the world of both security paper manufacturing and secure printing including currency, allow him to comprehensively understand issues relating to counterfeiting. He succesfully contributes in the sales of authentication schemes which deliver results and value to large institutional and private organizations.


To be the leading provider of the most effective security marking and tracing solutions in the world to combat counterfeit, fraud and parallel trading in order to protect customer brand equity and prevent erosion of value.