List of banknote printers

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The following is a list providing an overview of private companies and state-owned enterprises that are active in the field of printing banknotes.


Country Name (abbreviation) Foundation (printing) Government affiliation Ref
 Algeria Hôtel des Monnaies 1964 Bank of Algeria [1]
 Argentina Casa de Moneda de la República Argentina (CDM-A) 1875 (1899) Ministry of the Treasury [1]
 Australia Note Printing Australia (NPA) 1913 Reserve Bank of Australia [1]
 Austria Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck GmbH (OeBS) 1816 (1925) Oesterreichische Nationalbank [1]
 Bangladesh The Security Printing Corporation (Bangladesh) Ltd. (SPCBL) 1988 Bangladesh Bank [1]
 Belgium L'imprimerie de la Banque nationale de Belgique 1850 National Bank of Belgium [1]
 Brazil Casa da Moeda do Brasil (CMB) 1694 (1969) Ministry of Economy [1]
 Bulgaria BNB Printing Works 2001 National Bank of Bulgaria[Note 1] [1]
 Cambodia Printing House Department National Bank of Cambodia [1]
 Canada Canadian Bank Note Company (CBNC) 1897 None (Privately held company) [1]
 Chile La Casa de Moneda de Chile (CMCh) 1743 (1927) CORFO [1]
 China China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation (CBPMC) 1908 People's Bank of China [1]
 Colombia Imprenta de Billetes 1959 Bank of the Republic [1]
 Cuba Impresos de Seguridad Cuba (IdSC) Government of Cuba [1]
 Czech Republic Statni Tiskarna Cenin, Praha (STC) 1928 Ministry of Finance [1]
 DR Congo Hotel des Monnaies (RDC) 1987 Central Bank of the Congo [1]
 Denmark Banknote Printing Works 1818 (1945) Danmarks Nationalbank [1]
 Egypt Banknote Printing Press 1968 Central Bank of Egypt [1]
 Germany Bundesdruckerei GmbH 1763 (1851/1879) Federal Ministry of Finance [1]
 Germany Giesecke+Devrient GmbH (G+D) 1852 None (Privately held company) [1]
 Greece Idryma Trapezis tis Ellados 1941 Bank of Greece [1]
 France Imprimerie de la Banque de France – Chamalières 1918 Bank of France [1]
 France Oberthur Fiduciaire 1842 (1940) None (Privately held company) [1]
 Hong Kong Hong Kong Note Printing Limited (HKNPL) 1984 Government of Hong Kong[Note 2] [1]
 Hungary Pénzjegynyomda Zrt. 1922 (1925) Hungarian National Bank [1]
 India Security Printing & Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL) 1928 Ministry of Finance [1]
 India Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran (BRBNMPL) 1995 Reserve Bank of India [1]
 Indonesia Perum Percetakan Uang R.I. Imp (PNRI) 1971 State Owned Enterprises Ministry [1]
 Indonesia Pura Group Total Security System (TSS) 1908 (1970) None (Privately held company) [1]
 Iran Security Printing and Minting Organization (SPMO) 1877 (1983) Central Bank of Iran [1]
 Ireland Currency Centre 1978 Central Bank of Ireland [1]
 Italy Officina Carte Valori (OCV) 1928 Bank of Italy [1]
 Japan National Printing Bureau (NPB) 1877 Government of Japan [1]
 Kazakhstan Banknote Factory (BFNBK) 1995 National Bank of Kazakhstan[Note 3] [1]
 Kenya De La Rue Kenya EPZ Limited The National Treasury[Note 4] [2]
 Laos Printing House Bank of the Lao P.D.R. [1]
 Malta De La Rue Currency & Security Print Ltd. 1979 None (Privately held company)[Note 5] [3]
 Malta Crane Currency Malta Ltd. 2017 (2018) None (Privately held company)[Note 6] [4]
 Mexico Fábrica de Billetes del Banco de México 1969 Bank of Mexico [1]
 Morocco Dar As Sikkah 1987 Bank Al-Maghrib [1]
 Myanmar Security Printing Works Factory – Wazi (SPW) 1972 Central Bank of Myanmar[Note 7] [1]
 Netherlands Royal Joh. Enschedé 1703 (1814) None (Privately held company) [1]
 Nigeria Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company Limited (NSPMC) 1963 Central Bank of Nigeria[Note 3] [1]
 Pakistan Pakistan Security Printing Corporation (PSPC) 1949 State Bank of Pakistan [1]
 Philippines Banknotes and Securities Printing Department (BSPD) 1978 Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas [1]
 Poland Polska Wytwórnia Papierów Wartociowych S.A. (PWPW) 1919 Ministry of Interior and Administration [1]
 Portugal Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda (INCM) 1972 Banco de Portugal [1]
 Portugal Valora S.A. (VSA) 1999 Banco de Portugal[Note 3] [1]
 Romania Imprimeria Bancii Nationale a Romaniei (NBR) 1896 National Bank of Romania [1]
 Russia JSC Goznak 1818 Ministry of Finance [1]
 Serbia Zavod za izradu novčanica i kovanog novca – Topčider (ZIN) 1929 National Bank of Serbia [1]
 South Africa South African Bank Note Company (SABN) 1961 South African Reserve Bank[Note 8] [1]
 South Korea Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation (KOMSKO) 1951 Government of South Korea [1]
 Spain Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT) 1893 (1940) Ministry of Economy [1]
 Sri Lanka De La Rue Lanka Currency & Security Print (Pvt.) Ltd. 1986 (1987) Government of Sri Lanka[Note 9] [5]
 Sudan Sudan Currency Printing Press (SCPP) 1994 None (Privately held company) [1]
 Sweden Crane AB 1755 None (Privately held company)[Note 10]
  Switzerland Orell Füssli Security Printing Ltd. (OFS) 1519 (1911) None (Privately held company) [1]
 Thailand Note Printing Works 1969 Bank of Thailand [1]
 Taiwan Central Engraving and Printing Plant (CEPP) 1941 Central Bank of China [1]
 Turkey Banknot Matbaasi 1955 Merkez Bankası [1]
 UAE Oumolat Security Printing 2017 Emirates Investment Authority [1]
 Ukraine NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works 1994 National Bank of Ukraine [1]
 United Kingdom De La Rue plc 1813 (1860) None (Privately held company) [1]
 United States Crane Currency 1770 (1806) None (Privately held company) [1]
 United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) 1862 (1877) Department of the Treasury [1]
 Uzbekistan Davlat Belgisi 1995 Central Bank of Uzbekistan [1]
 Venezuela Casa de la Moneda de Venezuela (CMV) 1802 (1999) Banco Central de Venezuela [1]
 Vietnam National Banknote Printing Plant (NBPP) 1946 State Bank of Vietnam [1]
 Zimbabwe Fidelity Printers and Refinery (FPR) 1966 Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe[Note 7] [1]

Historic and defunct printers[edit]

Country Name Year of start Year of end
 Argentina Compañía de Valores Sudamericana 1951 2013[Note 11]
 Canada The British American Bank Note Company 1866 1956
 Finland Setec Oy 1999 2005[6]
 United Kingdom Perkins Bacon 1810 1935
 United Kingdom Harrison and Sons 1750 1997[Note 12]
 United Kingdom Waterlow and Sons 1810 2009[Note 12]
 United Kingdom Bradbury Wilkinson and Company 1856 1990[Note 12]
 United States New York Bank Note Company 1877
 United States Homer Lee Bank Note Company 1891[Note 13]
 United States American Bank Note Company 1795 [Note 14]
 United States Hamilton Bank Note Company

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Started as a Joint venture with Oberthur Fiduciaire.
  2. ^ Started as a De La Rue subsidiary in 1984, purchased by Hong Kong Exchange Fund in 1996. Current minority shareholders are China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation (15%), The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (10%), Standard Chartered Hong Kong (10%) and Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited (10%).
  3. ^ a b c Started as a Joint venture with De La Rue.
  4. ^ Since 2019, the company operates as a Joint venture between De La Rue (60%) and Government of Kenya (40%).
  5. ^ Subsidiary of De La Rue.
  6. ^ Subsidiary of Crane Currency.
  7. ^ a b Started as a Joint venture with Giesecke+Devrient.
  8. ^ Started as a Joint venture with Bradbury Wilkinson and Company.
  9. ^ The company is a Joint venture between De La Rue (60%) and Government of Sri Lanka (40%).
  10. ^ Crane AB was formerly named Tumba Bruk and was affiliated with the Sveriges Riksbank. It was purchased by Crane Currency in 2002.
  11. ^ Merged into Casa de Moneda de la República Argentina.
  12. ^ a b c Purchased by De La Rue and later shut down.
  13. ^ Purchased by American Bank Note Company.
  14. ^ It is still active by the name ABCorp, however does not print banknotes anymore.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm López-Bosch, Cedrian (March 2017), "The Banknote Industry", El Boletín Numismático (Translated and revised ed.), Mexico City: Sociedad Numismática de México (published Jul–Sep 2015), no. 248, Annex: Main Banknote Printers, pp. 13–24
  2. ^ "Kenya and De La Rue partnership kicks off", Business Daily, 19 April 2019
  3. ^ "New €27m De La Rue facility opens", Times of Malta, 24 April 2018
  4. ^ "Crane Currency prints its one billionth banknote at its Malta facility", The Malta Independent, 15 November 2018
  5. ^ "De La Rue: A true partnership with Sri Lanka", Daily FT, 1 July 2014
  6. ^ Rissanen, Teemu (July 2010). "Electronic identity in Finland: ID cards vs. bank IDs". Identity in the Information Society. Springer Netherlands. 3 (1): 175–194. doi:10.1007/s12394-010-0049-8. ISSN 1876-0678.