De La Rue celebrate 25 years in Kenya

De La Rue 25 year anniversary in Kenya
The cake celebrating De La Rue’s 25 years in Kenya. Photo: Twitter/DeLaRuePlc

De La Rue Kenya held their first ever 25 Years Silver Jubilee Celebrations last month with 14 members of staff recognised as having worked for De La Rue Kenya since it started its operations in 1993.

According to the British banknote manufacturing, security printing of passports and tax stamps, brand authentication and paper-making company whose headquarters is in Basingstoke, the event “was a celebration for all employees and it was a resounding success.”

De La Rue has been working with Kenya since before the country’s independence and during this time has delivered many varied and significant projects including the first national identity card system and most notably, the print and production of Kenya’s banknotes.

In 1991, De La Rue was quick to take advantage of a Kenyan government initiative designed to promote Kenya as a centre for international trade and made significant investment in a modern factory to print banknotes and other security products.

After over 25 years, the site now employs hundreds of Kenyan people and the banknotes made in the facility are circulated in more than 30 countries worldwide. The Nairobi factory also produces cheque books and a wide range of other security documents.

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