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Coordinates: 52°30′27″N 13°24′05″E / 52.50750°N 13.40139°E / 52.50750; 13.40139

Bundesdruckerei GmbH
HeadquartersBerlin, Germany
Key people
Ulrich Hamann (CEO)
Revenue292.1 million (2007)
Number of employees
1,317 (2007)
Headquarters of the Bundesdruckerei in Berlin
Former logo, used from 2009 until 2018

Bundesdruckerei ("Federal Printer") is a German manufacturer of banknotes, stamps, identity cards, passports, visas, driving licences, and vehicle registration certificates.

It was founded as Reichsdruckerei ("Reich printer") in 1879 and existed under this name until 1945. In 1951, it became Bundesdruckerei. It expanded into multiple security-related fields after being privatized in 1994. In 2009 it became a state-owned enterprise again.

In September 2014, Bundesdruckerei succeeded, in a case referred to the European Court of Justice, in obtaining a preliminary ruling that the City of Dortmund could not require tenderers for a document digitalisation contract to commit to paying German minimum wage levels to the workforce when they were intending to sub-contract the performance of the contract to a firm based in Poland outside the scope of the German minimum wage law.[1]

In 2015, Bundesdruckerei won the request for tender of the International Civil Aviation Organization to provide the International Civil Aviation Organization Public Key Directory (ICAO PKD).[2]

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  1. ^ Case C-549/13 Bundesdruckerei GmbH v. Stadt Dortmund, 18 September 2014
  2. ^ "Bundesdruckerei macht das Reisen weltweit sicherer". Bundesdruckerei GmbH. July 2015.

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