19 April 2023

Authentix® completes acquisition of Royal Joh. Enschedé

Authentix, the authority in authentication and information services provides advanced authentication solutions for governments, central banks and commercial products, ensuring local economies grow, banknote security remains intact and commercial products have robust market opportunities.

Authentix® completes acquisition of Royal Joh. Enschedé

Founded in 1703, Koninklijke (Royal) Joh. Enschedé progressed from a small book printer to become a world-class security printing organization long associated with the highest quality security documents, postage stamps, banknotes, and brand protection solutions. Known worldwide for its design capabilities and unprecedented high-quality printworks, Royal Joh. Enschedé also produces the world’s most innovative banknotes and stamps and provides additional products to an impressive client list including financial transactions, cash equivalents, certificates, visas, diplomas, and multiple solutions for brand protection. Based in Haarlem, Netherlands with a branch in Yokohama, Japan, the company has been a frontrunner in the digital-physical cross-over technological transition, having introduced many product firsts during its rich and longstanding heritage.

“This strategic acquisition expands our portfolio and capabilities in high security printing technologies to support Authentix’s ongoing growth in programs for governments, central banks, and commercial brand owners,” stated Kevin McKenna, CEO of Authentix, adding that “the combination of experience, craftmanship, design innovation and production techniques that Joh. Enschedé brings to Authentix fits perfectly with our current strategic growth strategy.”

Gelmer Leibbrandt, CEO for Joh. Enschedé, added, “We are extremely excited to become part of the highly talented and experienced team at Authentix. We feel the combination of the two companies’ approach to quality and innovation enables ample opportunities to provide our customers with the most advanced security print solutions in the industry.”