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How eco-friendly is our money? – Louisenthal strives for more sustainability in the production of banknotes

How eco-friendly is our money? – Louisenthal strives for more sustainability in the production of banknotes

15/07/2019  Munich

The ecological footprint of banknotes depends on many factors. Stringent product requirements to ensure security, durability, functionality and design limit the scope for sustainability concerns. Louisenthal, a subsidiary of the Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology Group, has analyzed the production of banknotes with regard to sustainability and launched an information campaign to raise awareness. This campaign also aims to assist central banks and banknote printing plants in their efforts to improve the sustainability of banknotes.


HENN realizes technology center project at the Prinzregentenstraße site

HENN realizes technology center project at the Prinzregentenstraße site

08/07/2019  Munich

Together with the implementing company MC Grundstücksgesellschaft, global security technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is erecting a new building with around 42,000 square meters of floorspace at the premises of the company headquarters. The building complex at the Prinzregentenstraße site in Munich will offer space for companies operating in similar fields of technology as G+D. Architectural office HENN has now been commissioned with constructing this building at G+D’s Munich headquarters.


Kultur bewahren: 25 Jahre Museum für Druckkunst in Leipzig

Kultur bewahren: 25 Jahre Museum für Druckkunst in Leipzig

03/07/2019  Munich

Gesellschaftliche Verantwortung leben, diesem Ziel hat sich Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) verpflichtet und 2010 die gemeinnützige G+D Stiftung gegründet. Unter deren Dach werden Organisationen gefördert, die sich um Bildungsarbeit für Kinder und Jugendliche sowie die Förderung und Bewahrung von Kunst und Kultur einsetzen. Eine solche Einrichtung ist das Museum für Druckkunst in Leipzig. Hier lassen sich über 550 Jahre Druck- und Mediengeschichte hautnah erleben. Gerade hat das Museum sein 25-jähriges Bestehen gefeiert. Zudem hat die Stadt Leipzig Verena von Mitschke-Collande, G+D-Gesellschafterin und Vorsitzende des Stiftungsrats der Giesecke+Devrient Stiftung, für ihr Engagement rund um das Museum jetzt mit der Ehrenmedaille der Stadt ausgezeichnet.


Paper mill in Königstein celebrates its 450th anniversary

Paper mill in Königstein celebrates its 450th anniversary

01/07/2019  Munich

The Königstein location in Saxony is one of Germany’s oldest paper mills. The “paper mill in Biela valley” was first mentioned in an official document in 1577. In 1991, the security technology group Giesecke+Devrient acquired the mill, and in 1997 it was fused it with the company’s Louisenthal subsidiary, an internationally active substrate and foil producer based in Gmund am Tegernsee, Germany. G+D celebrated the 450th anniversary in a ceremony on June 29 at the company site in Königstein.


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