Komori Currency takes prime spot at Malta security conferency

Komori Currency took lead role at the High Security Printing Conference, EMEA and its surrounding events held in Malta during March, accepting premium Platinum sponsorship to underline its close relationship with the security industry in the island. 

Komori’s exhibition booth straddled across the main entrance to the exhibition zone, Komori made a key presentation, hosted the Gala dinner and – on a lighter note – organised a five-a-side football tournament, coincidentally, winning the tournament! Komori security machines and systems also featured as main products at both the conference’s associated factory visits.

Malta’s long-standing involvement in the secure documents sector is exceptionally strong. So much so that the Conference incorporated tours on the island enabling delegates from central banks and security houses to view Crane Currency’s superb new printworks which had received its official opening just a few days before, and to De La Rue’s Global Centre of Excellence for identity and security print.

For the new production lines at the latest Crane facility, Komori has installed nine currency machines, including LC32 twelve colour double deck perfectors, IC532 intaglio presses and NV532 combination numbering and varnishing machines. Komori was also strongly featured as a key supplier during Crane’s dedicated customer experience day which took place as part of the official opening.

Left to right: Phil Holland, Komori; Dr Josef Muscat, Malta Prime Minister,:Seiji Kashiwakura, Komori; Russ Gordon, Komori

As with the tour to De La Rue, where Komori equipment is involved in the production of passports and a wide spectrum of high security identity documents, visitors included central and national banks and security printers from across the world.The Conference itself was formally opened by Malta’s Prime Minister, Dr Josef Muscat on the first evening. Over 340 delegates representing 120 international organisations attended presentations and seminars from industry leaders covering trends, technologies and innovations, much of the emphasis being on production efficiencies, quality control and heightened security features.

The central focus on Komori’s presentation, made by Phil Holland, Sales Director of the Security Press Sales Group, was to introduce Komori’s K-Station, and explain the far-reaching benefits it can now provide in centralising, simplifying and optimising control of banknote and security production systems.

HSP EMEA is an annual event, in March 2020 taking place in Lisbon, Portugal. However, before that, the calendar at Komori Security Division is firmly and enthusiastically focused on November 2019’s HSP Asia, which, for the first time, takes place in Japan.

Yokohama’s Intercontinental Hotel is the excellent venue and Komori is again, proud to be taking the top role as the Platinum Sponsor. On such hallowed home territory, don’t expect Komori to be organising anything less than significant new product innovations and a series of surprises worthy of our participation as the key hosts!

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