I OUR HISTORY
Crane Currency is one of the longest-standing companies within the banknote industry.
Our group of companies has been making paper, developing security features and printing banknotes for more than 250 years.
Crane & Co. was founded in 1801 by Zenas Crane. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, his legacy has been a succession of seven generations of family owners and managers with a mission to develop highly durable and secure paper. US currency paper, first produced by Crane in 1879, in many ways, set the standards for today’s range of banknote substrates.
Our European paper-making operations are steeped in history, beginning in 1753 when the Tumba paper-mill first began producing banknote paper. Based just outside Stockholm, Sweden, the historical site now houses a state-of-the-art, integrated paper-making and banknote printing facility.
I OUR TODAY
Today, we own and operate the most modern paper-making and banknote printing facilities in the world and our banknote products are present in many major circulating currencies.
Our international scope is supported by manufacturing facilities in both the United States and Europe, and a network of Crane Currency staff and agents operating in all parts of the world.
I OUR TOMORROW
Our vision of the future is simple and clear – cash will continue to remain the single most preferred payments instrument, so long as our industry continues to evolve and embrace innovation. Our research and development programmes, advanced manufacturing facilities and comprehensive range of banknote products and services are symbols of our commitment to this future.