Prime Minister Joseph Muscat opens De La Rue’s Centre of Excellence


The Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat today officially opened 

De La Rue’s Global Centre of Excellence for Security Print. The site is designed to deliver the next generation of Currency, Identity Management and Product Authentication Solutions for De La Rue’s global customers making Malta a unique one stop shop for Governments across the globe towards a secure global economy. 


De La Rue Malta has achieved the highest global security accreditation of ISO14298 at Central Bank Level making the De La Rue Bulebel site one of the most secure facilities in the world. Welcoming the Prime Minister today, Martin Sutherland, the CEO of De La Rue said: ‘Today gives me real pride – because this is yet another important moment in a relationship between De La Rue and the Government of Malta that stretches back more than 40 years.’ In addition to opening the site, the Prime Minister toured the facility. Martin Sutherland continued: ‘Today we launch the High Security Logistics Centre, a new state of the art plate making facility and a new cutting edge technology Polycarbonate Manufacturing Plant which we will launch into full scale production in the coming weeks.’ 

Joseph Muscat, the Prime Minister commented: ‘We are delighted to be continuing our highly successful partnership with De La Rue. After 40 years, the relationship continues to strengthen, bringing highly skilled jobs to the island. Today marks the next chapter of the partnership. This type of partnership between the public and private sector is key to the continued economic well-being of Malta, and demonstrates how we can be a global force in key industries.’ 

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About 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). For further information visit


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