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2018 Sponsors

Thank you to all our 2018 sponsors. We appreciate the generous support of our sponsors without which this event would not be possible:

 

Diamond Sponsors

Crane Currency

Crane Currency is a fully integrated supplier of secure, durable and well-designed banknotes for central banks all over the world. 

A pioneer in advanced micro-optics technology, Crane Currency offers an endless series of engaging visuals effects on a banknote to increase the level of security and public trust.

Customers can benefit from Crane’s combined expertise in design, paper and printing processes – and a culture of knowledge sharing and long-term partnerships.

With its heritage in the USA and Sweden for over 200 years, Crane Currency is today a global company and a trusted partner of more than 50 central banks.

 

De La Rue

De La Rue’s purpose is to enable every citizen to participate securely in the global economy. As a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organisations, De La Rue provides products and services that underpin the integrity of trade, personal identity and the movement of goods.

As the world’s largest designer and commercial printer of banknotes, De La Rue designs, manufactures and delivers banknotes, banknote substrates and security features to customers in a world where currency will continue to be a key part of the developing payments eco-system. De La Rue is the only fully integrated supplier of both paper and polymer banknotes, and creates security features that ensure banknotes are protected against counterfeiting.

De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial printer of passports, delivering national and international identity tokens and software solutions for governments in a world that is increasingly focused on the importance of a legal and secure identity for every individual.

De La Rue also creates and delivers secure product identifiers and ‘track and trace’ software for governments and commercial customers alike to help to tackle the challenge of illicit or counterfeit goods and the collection of revenue and excise duties.

De La Rue is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON-DLAR).

 

G+D/Louisenthal 

Founded in 1852 as a firm of specialist printers, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has evolved from its traditional beginnings into an important international group of companies.

Today G&D prints banknotes and securities, and supplies security paper and banknote processing equipment, as well as complete identification systems and cards and card systems for electronic payment and telecommunications.

Throughout the company's history, it has consistently pioneered the use of innovative technology. Security and competence are the international high-tech group's watchwords. Its customer-focused products, systems and services make G&D a reliable partner for all organizations needing to solve complex problems in security-related fiel

 

KBA-NotaSys

KBA-NotaSys is regarded as the main driver of innovation and excellence within the high-security printing industry.

Working hand in hand with our clients and partners, we have continuously elevated the art of high-security printing to new levels.

By listening to our clients’ needs we have expanded our range of products and services to meet the ever-changing challenges of our market.

Today we offer a unique range of products and services to authorised security printers and central banks enabling them to design, produce and issue banknotes and security documents according to their specific and individual needs.

 

Oberthur Fiduciaire

A trusted partner and global security expert serving its clients since 1842, Oberthur Fiduciaire is one of leading private security printers in the world, now serving 70 countries. Oberthur Fiduciaire is a specialist in the design and production of banknotes, associated security features, and secure documents. Oberthur Fiduciaire’s know-how and expertise, integrity and trust, have long been recognized by central banks and governments across the world. The company is headquartered in Paris, has offices in London, and two manufacturing sites in France and in Bulgaria.

 

SICPA

SICPA is the leading global provider of secured identification, traceability and authentication solutions and services.

At the core of SICPA’s security expertise are high-technology security inks that protect the majority of the world’s banknotes, security and value documents from the threats of counterfeiting and fraud.

SICPA’s Security Solutions Division integrates ink-based features and sophisticated digital technologies in its modular SICPATRACE® platform to offer solutions and services to governments. The platform provides tracking and tracing functionality and has a strong focus on authentication and tax reconciliation.

Today, the company has successfully implemented numerous systems ensuring production monitoring, the traceability of products and securing excise tax and VAT collections throughout the world.

 

Gold Sponsors

Komori Corporation

Founded in 1923, Komori’s design concepts have originated from the needs of our users and all our efforts have been devoted to customer satisfaction. The management principle of Kando - ‘beyond expectations’ - drives Komori to adhere to its origins and produce products of superior quality and reliability.

With equipment used in over 60 countries, Komori is recognized as a leading supplier with an excellent reputation as a manufacturer of printing machinery. Komori has been developing and manufacturing banknote presses since its first dry offset press was developed and delivered in 1958.

The printing of banknotes, and high security documents, requires the careful synthesis of many printing systems and technologies. By utilising our vast printing knowledge and technical skills, Komori has developed a range of products to service this exclusive market.

Komori, as the only security press manufacturer in Japan, has always played a central role in the development of banknote presses. Building on extensive experience gained through installations at the National Printing Bureau of Japan, Komori began exporting banknote and security presses during the 1990’s.

Today our customers world-wide are experiencing Kando through the successful operation of their Komori machines. We are proud that the Currency Series of presses symbolizes Komori's leadership in the development of printing technology.

 

Landqart

Landqart AG is the only manufacturer of security paper in Switzerland, proudly upholding traditional Swiss values: quality, security, and innovation. A trusted partner to governments around the world for the supply of banknote and passport paper, our paper-polymer composite substrate, Durasafe®, is firmly at the forefront of technological development in the industry.

A platform for innovative design and security features, Durasafe® is engineered to meet the requirements of banknote issuers. It allows the notes to stay safely ahead of the counterfeiters, offers untold design possibilities, and remains familiar and easy to recognise for the general public. In circulation from Switzerland to Asia, from Africa to the Americas, Landqart’s substrates are used with confidence in the most demanding situations.

 

PWPW

Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW) is a company with over 90 years of experience as a producer on the securities market.

We offer our customers modern, well-secured products and high quality services.  These include banknotes, passports, identity cards, security documents, excise tax bands and postal stamps - as well as plastic cards and electronic services.

 

South African Mint

The South African Mint is the continent’s leading manufacturer of legal tender coins, as well as commemorative and rare collectible coins. With over 100 years’ experience in supplying symbols of value to the African and global markets, we pride ourselves in delivering products that represent our commitment to uniquely African design and supreme craftsmanship.

 

We collaborate closely with our customers to develop distinct and durable monetary products that capture and preserve the heritage and pride of a nation. The South African Mint is a wholly owned subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), established in accordance with the SARB Act.

 

 

Silver Sponsors

CCL Secure

CCL Secure (formerly Innovia Security) is the supplier of Guardian™, the world's most advanced banknote substrate, which has been issued on more than 55 billion banknotes.

The company is a trusted partner to central banks worldwide who use Guardian™ polymer substrate to transform their currency’s performance via dramatically lower counterfeits, greater durability leading to significant cost savings, a cleaner note handling experience for the public, and 100% recycling of used banknotes.

Our unique PolyTeQ Services division, headed by a team of former central bankers and printers, partners with central banks and banknote printers to achieve the successful transition to Guardian™ polymer banknotes and to harness the ongoing benefits, through technical advice, information and support.

These advisory services were acknowledged in 2017 when CCL Secure was awarded ‘Consultancy and Advisory Services Provider of the Year (Bespoke)’ by the leading industry publication Central Banking Journal (CBJ). The Award recognises the company’s suite of advisory services from design through to recycling that effectively mitigates perceived risk for central banks in their transition from paper to polymer banknotes.

Our division Banknote Corporation of America (BCA) is the largest US-based high-security printer. From secured document origination, identification, tax stamps, secured labels to personalization and distribution, BCA collaborates closely with governments, clients and technology providers to create an innovative secure product that will fight against fraud and counterfeiting.

CCL Secure is a division of CCL Industries which employs more than 20,000 people worldwide and operates from over 150 production facilities across 35 countries on six continents.

 

Dutch Currency Association

In 2008 a selected group of Dutch currency industry suppliers established the Dutch Currency Association (DCA). They recognised the specific needs of Central Banks, Banknote and Security Printing Works, Mints and Governments worldwide in finding innovative and high quality solutions for currency management and currency operations.

 

Royal Dutch Mint

The Royal Dutch Mint is a private mint working for the Dutch government, for private clients both national and international, and for more than 60 central banks across the globe. Established in 1567, the Royal Dutch Mint offers a wealth of experience and knowledge within the circulating and commemorative coin market, gained over many years across many countries. The Royal Dutch Mint belongs to the global top 5 producers of circulation coins, commemorative coins and collector’s items. The Royal Dutch Mint strives for the finest quality of design, production, promotion and distribution of coins and related products and services.

 

SPGPrints

Established in the 1940s, SPGPrints nowadays is the global leading provider of integrated screen printing solutions for textile, label and industrial markets. SPGPrints sets industry standards in technology, product performance and service and is specialised in rotary screen printing that offers clear advantages for many security printing applications offering precision, consistency, speed and uninterrupted production and pre-press process.

 

Royal Dutch Kusters Engineering

All over the world many Central Banks, Banknote Printing Works and Mints have changed to Kusters’ efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly method of disintegrating banknotes, sheets, cut-strips, coins or any other form of securities. Know-how, quality and innovation have always been the basis of Kusters’ philosophy. Royal Dutch Kusters Engineering, founded in 1911, with its head office in Venlo, The Netherlands, has regional offices in India, Kenya, Russia and the USA.

 

For further information on the Dutch Currency Association and its activities you are most welcome to contact us.

 

Jarden Zinc Products

Jarden Zinc Products is a US-based manufacturer of ZincSecure™, a high security zinc-based coinage product that provides exceptional value to our customers - Mints and Central Banks. Due to its high security and cost effectiveness, ZincSecure™ is an ideal coinage material for low denomination banknotes and high denomination coins.

We are the largest North American zinc strip manufacturing company with experience in the coin blank manufacturing industry for more than 35 years. We are the exclusive manufacturer of the US penny and we also supply plated zinc and steel coin blanks internationally. With our technical expertise and years of experience in the industry, we offer unique and customized solutions which deliver high level of security, excellent performance and favorable seigniorage. Our in-house capabilities producing innovative zinc-based alloys, coin blank processing and plating with different finishes makes us a one-stop shop for coin blank making. Our clientele includes the United States Mint, The Indonesian Government Security Printing and Minting Corporation (Perum Peruri), The Singapore Mint, the National Bank of Ukraine, the Royal Canadian Mint among others.

 

Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is renowned world-wide for its innovation and leadership of the global minting industry.  Since setting new security and durability standards by inventing multi-ply plated steel technology in the late 1990s, the Mint has continued to raise the bar by patenting new single and multi-layer plating processes for both white and yellow circulation coins.  Ten years after breaking new ground by launching the world’s first coloured circulation coin and continually driving the evolution of coin colouring, we remain the sole supplier of a technology which greatly enhances the impact of commemorative circulation coins and promotes their collection by the public.

Through our investment in a state-of-the-art research facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba and strategic partnerships with world-class technology suppliers, the Mint stands firmly at the leading edge of overt and covert security feature development which, since 2012, has made Canada’s $1 and $2 circulation coins the most secure in the world.

Our impressive menu of coin manufacturing technologies is matched by an outstanding array of consulting services.  As the only mint in the world to manage a national coin distribution system, the Mint is unique in being able to cover the full spectrum of services needed to manage the production, introduction and circulation of new coinage.  From tooling to technology transfers and even marketing and communications campaigns, the Mint is available to a growing list of international customers looking for the best products and services to achieve the integrity, reliability and effectiveness of a modern currency system.

 

The Royal Mint 

The Royal Mint is the world’s leading export mint, supplying approximately 5 billion coins and blanks to over 40 countries each year. We are the trusted partner of more governments and central banks than any other mint, delivering high-quality products that help our customers achieve more value from their currency.

Continuous improvement and innovation underpins The Royal Mint’s approach and helps us enhance and re-define our product and service offerings. We have a wealth of experts in all areas of coin and blank production and delivery, and we are the only mint to provide a comprehensive week-long Coin Management Training Programme.

The Royal Mint has specialised in mono-ply plated steel for the past 30 years, supplying over 70 countries. Independently verified by Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest independent research organisation, our mono-ply plated steel coin and blank product lasts up to five times longer than plated products from some other export mints.

We provide proven expert advice and consultancy on all aspects of currency, including cash-cycle strategy, specification, design and production, tooling, coin reclamation programmes, cash-management services, counterfeit detection, mint build and refurbishment.

Its large-scale production facilities, located on one constantly guarded 35-acre site, include everything from the production of coinage blanks to the striking of the finished coins. Our ISO 9001, 14001, and 50001 and SA8000 accreditations demonstrate commitment to quality, the environment, energy management and a safe workplace.

The Royal Mint. Established for Tomorrow

 

Bronze Sponsors

7 Layer

Established in 1999, 7 Layer is a dedicated systems house specialising in software application development solution projects for the cash logistics sector and has been profitably trading for 17 years. We know our industry, but are also experts in the development of software, priding ourselves on creating imaginative solutions.

 

Bank Note Paper Mill India 

Bank Note Paper Mill India Private Limited, Mysuru is a joint venture between the Reserve Bank of India and the Government of India, established in 2010. The paper mill has 2 lines established with Voith Germany Machines, with a capacity of 12000 MT. Commercial production began in 2016. With process stabilisation, it is now poised to produce 16000 MT.

The facility is unique in its layout, process controls and its productivity and is on-par with the best in the global industry. It is a testimony to India's aspirational campaign, 'Make in India' and meets India's bank note requirements. Its turnover was INR 920.38 Crore ($135.35m) with a profit of INR 236.67 Crore ($34.81m) for 2017/18. 

 

Canadian Bank Note Company

Canadian Bank Note is a mission-driven organization with a clearly defined set of values and principles. We encourage our employees to have a strong sense of purpose, a high level of self-esteem and the capacity to think clearly and logically. We believe that competitive advantage is largely in the minds of our employees as represented by their capacity to turn rational ideas into action towards the accomplishment of our mission.

Our vision is to make the world a safer and better place in which to live and work in by supplying technologically advanced solutions to the prevention of fraud in specific markets, particularly those associated with the issuance of secure documents.

 

GOZNAK

Established in 1818 as a producer of banknotes and state papers for the Russian Empire, today Goznak is the number one company in the Russian market for security printing and one of the global leaders in banknote and special paper production. Goznak incorporates:

  • Three printing plants (Moscow Printing Plant, Perm Printing Plant and Moscow Printing House)
  • Two paper mills (Saint Petersburg Paper Mill and Krasnokamsk Paper Mill)
  • Two mints (Moscow and Saint Petersburg Mints)
  • Research & Development Institute

Goznak's product range includes: banknotes, banknote paper, travel documents & IDs (including e-passports), excise duty stamps, various secure documents, plastic cards, coins & medals.

 

In-Core Systèmes

In-Core Systèmes based in Saint Priest France, is a leading technology company who made a name for itself for more than 18 years now in the specific field of vision inspection solutions.

In-Core Systèmes,  as a proven inspection system designer and  manufacturer who serves security paper industry for more than 12 years now, combines quality assurance of both incoming security materials and production processes at the security paper making and security printing levels to get production right for applications on banknotes and secure products.

In-Core Systèmes’ portfolio includes modular turnkey global inspection and measuring solutions for 100% quality monitoring of paper material and security features applied and full adaptable traceability solutions to track and trace from stage zero to delivery, banknotes and secure products, along the entire production with lately extension to final banknote acceptance checking.

 

INTACE

INTACE is specialized in the formulation and application of fungicides and biocides for the paper, board, non-woven, textile and plastic industries.

INTACE is also a distributor of other chemical products adding value to these segments. These include fluorine resins from DuPont de Nemours as well as release and adhesion promoting coatings from Zaclon LLC .

 

Jura/PARVIS Systems

Jura offers the following products:

  • Graphic software packages – for intaglio and offset design of all security documents:
  • High-resolution CTP – the most modern devices for producing offset plates
  • Direct Laser Engraving (DLE®) – the state-of-the-art intaglio plate-making technology
  • Covert security features – protection of banknotes and other high-security products
  • Personalization – unique patented solutions to protect photo ID documents
  • Pre-press QC – total security quality control including 3D plate checking
  • Brand protection – track & trace

PARVIS offers the following products:

  • ABACO, a Manufacturing Execution System specialized for banknote production.
  • PROXIMA, for the off-line accurate measurement of security features on offset, intaglio and substrate.
  • NUMERO, for on-line numbering control

Together, these systems offer: banknote track & trace, sheet counting and barcoding, accountability and reconciliations, materials traceability, warehouse management and printing quality control.

 

Kurz

KURZ is a major international supplier of thin layer technology and digital solutions with more than 4,700 employees, as well as 12 production facilities, 24 international branch offices and distributors located throughout Europe, North- and South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Pacific region. This worldwide presence implements the requirements of every single customer to provide the ideal full-service solution.

KURZ’ security solutions have used foil to protect tax stamps, banknotes and documents against counterfeiting and manipulation for over 30 years. National banks, government organizations and their suppliers in more than 100 countries rely on our experience in security technology. The combination of optical technology, security foil technology (e.g. partial metallization) and additional components provides superior protection against counterfeiting. These optical security labels can be combined with the web-based TRUSTCODE® identification system and marked with a unique identifier for mobile verification.

 

Luminescence 

Luminescence International Ltd manufacture all types of security inks for producing banknotes; they are suitable for intaglio, offset, numbering, gravure, flexo and screen processes. We are very pleased to announce that in early 2018 Luminescence was purchased by the Sun Chemical/DIC group to create a combination of industry know-how gained in over 30 years focused on the security ink market with the capabilities of the world's largest pigment and ink manufacturer. We believe that the global reach and strength of Sun Chemical, combined with Luminescence's technical knowledge and reputation, will create an even stronger presence in the industry. This development opens exciting new areas for the company and together we intend to become the partner of choice for banknote printers.

 

Orell Fussli Security Printing

Founded in 1519, Orell Fussli Security Printing is a leading provider of security technologies, security products and solutions for identifications documents and systems, banknotes, and secure documents.

Orell Fussli Security Printing began printing securities as early as 1827 and has been supplying banknotes incorporating state-of-the-art security technology to the Swiss National Bank since 1911.

Since then, Orell Fussli Security Printing has continually tested technical innovations and developed unique new techniques and security features

Our in-depth knowledge allows us to offer our customers the full range of products and services, from basic concept to the design and the printing of banknotes. With its superb infrastructure, Orell Fussli Security Printing can fully exploit all security printing technologies either on paper or polymer substrates

Banknotes must meet the toughest security standards, and the development, production and issuing of banknotes have become a complex and demanding task.

Since we know how to meet these standards in a customised way, we are the ideal partner for such projects.

 

Security Fibres UK 

Security Fibres UK are the leading manufacturers of security features for paper. Our Rainbow Fibres, Planchettes, Threads and StarLites create an integrated security feature that is highly resistant to counterfeiting and forgery.

 

 

WTG Water Treatment GmbH

WTG is an engineering company and trading company for industrial goods.

Our employees have decades of experience in the field of treatment plants and industrial plant construction. This both in the planning, the execution and the site supervision.