De La Rue and Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd announce collaboration agreement

Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd (DNP) and De La Rue Plc. (De La Rue) today announced that they will cooperate on the development of new anti-counterfeit technologies to be used in secure identity document solutions.


The agreement between De La Rue and DNP signed in June 2015 outlines a global collaboration for the two organisations on activities in the identity solutions sector.

The focus of this partnership will centre on the development and delivery of sophisticated new secure identity document solutions, including functional ID products, by combining De La Rue's security technology and expertise and world class design capabilities with DNP's highly functional anti-counterfeit technologies.  Julian Payne, Product Marketing Director, De La Rue said "We are delighted to confirm this partnership with DNP and look forward to working closely with them to drive innovation in the industry."

Sakae Hikita, Managing director of DNP stated "By bringing together the strength of our two organisations, we have the foundations of a very successful alliance and are proud to be strategic partners working alongside De La Rue in this market."

About Dai Nippon Printing:

Dai Nippon Printing: DNP established mass production technology for holograms in 1982. This was followed in 1987, by the manufacture and personalization of IC cards achieved ahead of its Japanese domestic competitors, and DNP has continued forge ahead as an industry leader in the development of security products.

In recent years, strong needs have emerged for the safer, and more secure handling of mission-critical corporate data, and of consumer personal information. In answer to these information security needs, DNP offers a business model with unique security technology strengths from the twin fronts of manufacturing and information and communication technology (ICT).

DNP listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7912). For further information visit

About De La Rue plc:

De La Rue is a leading commercial banknote printer, security paper maker and provider of security products and software solutions and, as a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organisations around the world, is at the forefront of the battle against the counterfeiter.

De La Rue, as the world's largest commercial banknote printer, provides customers with a fully integrated range of sophisticated products and services which are available either individually or as a whole. This includes a leading design capability, production of innovative security components, manufacture of security paper and polymer substrates and sophisticated printing of banknotes, all contributing to trust in the integrity of currencies.

De La Rue is the world's largest commercial passport manufacturer in an environment of increasing global concern over security at national boundaries and border control. De La Rue also produces a wide range of other security products, including tax stamps for governments who are seeking to combat illicit trade and collect excise duties.  Other products include authentication labels, assuring purchasers of product validity, and government identity documents.  In addition the Group manufactures high speed cash sorting and banknote inspection equipment.

De La Rue also provides a range of specialist services and software solutions including government identity schemes, product authentication systems and cash management processing solutions.

De La Rue is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON:DLAR). For further information visit

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