We have significantly contributed to the high security printing industry. Dedicating ourselves to improving the security and functionality of banknotes and other security documents, while at the same time optimising production costs.
Organisation Giori founded in October by Gualtiero Giori. Offices opened their doors at Rue de la Paix 4, Lausanne Switzerland.
Gualtiero Giori presented the first prototype of the very first Simultan. He wanted them to be able to see and understand all the phases necessary for the design and printing of fiduciary papers.
The Organisation Giori Instruction Centre, a training centre for customers, was established in Milan. This is where the first fully typographic specimen, Pegasus, was created, printed and presented.
The Engineering Department was established for design of banknote printing facilities.
The joint venture with Thomas De La Rue to formed De La Rue Giori.
The first ever demonstration event at the World Exhibition
The Printing Demonstration Centre opened
At the 1990 DRUPA event in Düsseldorf, the two businesses exhibited jointly for the first time as Koenig & Bauer-Albert Group – in short KBA.
Introduction of OptiNota-H, the first Foil Application press dedicated to the banknote industry.
Introduction of NotaScreen, the first rotary Screen printing process dedicated to the banknote industry.
For the new world demonstration in Le Mont, the Leonardo da Vinci specimen was engineered to combine all the security elements available at that time, along with forthcoming security elements which would be used in the euro.
After 50 years of partnership, KBA Group acquires De La Rue Giori to become KBA-GIORI
Introduction of ONE™ security design software. A complete suite of products from digital design through to direct intaglio and offset plate making.
Winner of IACA Best New Currency Product for ONE™ at the Currency Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.
First ever Banknote Horizons event, which is held every 4 years at the Lausanne office.
Introduction of NBX flexible numbering boxes.
Introduction of PlateCoat, environmentally friendly plate chroming unit.
Awarded IACA Best New Currency Innovation at the Banknote Conference in Washington DC - Protecta Varnishing Unit
Runner-up IACA Best Currency Innovation at the Banknote Conference in Washington DC - PlateCoat
Introduction of the latest generation of Super Simultan IV.
Introduction of the new generation of quality inspection systems.
Launch of solutions-based approach: Smart Solutions
Sound of Intaglio® technology is a one-of-its-kind patented technology by coverno, a company of Koenig & Bauer AG). It was previously exclusive for forensic intelligence and examinations, and became available for banknote authentication at point of sale (PoS).
KBA-NotaSys becomes Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions.
The last entity of the Koenig & Bauer Group to adopt the name change. Part of the Special unit within the group, it is the world leader in security printing, especially banknotes.