“Governments and brand owners around the world are increasingly focused on protecting their supply chains from counterfeiting and protecting both revenues and customers from illicit trade,” said Martin Sutherland, CEO of De La Rue. “This is a key area of growth for De La Rue, and in line with our strategy, we are delighted to be acquiring a business with a strong portfolio, global customers and a committed and talented workforce.”
As part of the transaction, De La Rue will acquire DuPont Authentication’s Logan, UT manufacturing facility and employees, a research and development team in Wilmington, DE, global salespeople, three brands (DuPont Izon, Traceology and Omnidex), customer information, and other relevant intellectual property.
“This agreement is driven by our strategic plan to focus our investments and resources in our core Advanced Printing businesses,” said Jon D. Kemp, president, DuPont Electronics & Communications. “Anti-counterfeiting solutions are a core market growth area for De La Rue, and we believe our employees and our customers that will transition to De La Rue will benefit from their leadership in the identity sector.”
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.