Mühlbauer selected by De La Rue to provide passport personalization equipment

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The Mühlbauer Technology Group, global system and technology provider of ID projects, has been selected by De La Rue Identity Systems for the provision of personalization equipment to support the production of biometric passports as part of specific, ongoing contracts.

De La Rue selected Mühlbauer following a structured competitive tender process. Mühlbauer will be responsible for providing personalization equipment valued at nearly EUR 10 million for producing next generation biometric passports that will meet the highest of international standards for travel documents. Mühlbauer will also provide appropriate systems service and support valued at up to EUR 6 million.

James Thorburn, Managing Director De La Rue Identity Systems said: "We are delighted that Mühlbauer has been successful in this procurement process - it is a credit to their capability. We look forward to developing a strong working relationship".

Josef Mühlbauer, CEO and founder of the Mühlbauer group, comments: "We are proud to demonstrate our competence and to provide such an important role with these projects. De La Rue's decision to select Mühlbauer above the competition is a reflection of Mühlbauer's ongoing commitment to deliver reliability and quality".

De La Rue

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 passports, authentication labels and fiscal stamps. The Company is a leading provider of cash sorting equipment and software solutions to central banks, helping them to reduce the cost of handling cash. De La Rue also pioneers new technologies in government identity solutions for national identification, driver's licence and passport issuing schemes. De La Rue employs over 4,000 people worldwide and is a member of the FTSE 250. Its ordinary shares are listed with the UK Listing Authority and trade on the market for listed securities on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol DLAR.

De La Rue Identity Systems is a trusted partner and advisor of Governments the world over, working closely with them to design, implement and manage secure identity systems and solutions. Pioneers of new technologies and innovation, De La Rue have successfully implemented over 50 identity management projects across the globe. With more than 27 million secure documents issued each year as a result of De La Rue's know-how and expertise, De La Rue Identity Systems are world experts in delivering quality and high performance solutions for passport, ePassport, visa, national ID and eID, driving licence and voter registration systems.

For further information visit De La Rue's website at www.delarue.com.
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