De La Rue was founded in 1813 with a heritage in banknote manufacturing. Some of its subsidiaries date back to 1712. Its first banknote customer was Mauritius in 1860.
De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial security printer and papermaker, involved in the production of over 150 national currencies and a wide range of security documents such as travellers cheques and vouchers. The company is pioneering new technologies worldwide in government identity solutions for national identification, driving licences, passport issuing schemes and election systems. It is also a leading provider of cash handling equipment and software solutions to banks and retailers worldwide, helping them to reduce the cost of handling cash.
De La Rue Currency designs, manufactures and supplies supporting services for all banknote paper and print needs. De La Rue invests significantly in R&D to deliver the most appropriate, secure and advanced security features and product enhancements for its customers. In addition to its unique history and breadth of experience, De La Rue's customers also benefit from the associated businesses within the De La Rue Group who have directly relevant products and experience, particularly De La Rue Tapes and Holographics (security threads and holograms) and De La Rue Cash Systems (cash handling expertise).