Established in 1821 by Thomas de la Rue, De La Rue Plc. is a British company that works with governments, central banks, and commercial organizations around the globe. The company operates through three key segments.
The Currency segment produces banknotes and banknote security components. The Identity Solutions segment develops citizen identity products such as e-passport, national ID, and voter registration schemes. The Product Authentication and Traceability Segment, on the other hand, produces security documents as well as authentication labels and brand licensing products.
De La Rue Plc. also provides trading and non-trading insurance services. In 1881, the company did create the first fountain pen and was the leading manufacturer at the time. In the 1930s, the company did produce board games, including cricket game Stumpz and Round the Horn.
In addition to operations in the United Kingdom, the company also has overseas offices in Kenya, as well as Sri Lanka and Malta.
De La Rue Plc. has its stock listed on the London Stock Exchange.