Crane Currency, a Crane Co. company, is a fully integrated supplier of secure, durable and well-designed banknotes for central banks all over the world. A pioneer in advanced micro-optics technology, Crane Currency provides a wide range of engaging visual effects in features that increase the level of security and public trust in banknotes.

Our vision is to be the preferred printer of choice of central banks worldwide.

Client central banks benefit from Crane Currency’s combined expertise in design, paper making and printing – and a culture of knowledge sharing and long-term partnerships. With its heritage in the USA and Sweden for over 200 years, Crane Currency is today a global company and a trusted partner of more than 50 central banks. The growth of Crane Currency has meant that as its market share increased, the company required more capacity to produce the larger volumes of banknote orders.

After an exhaustive process of evaluation, Malta was chosen as the location for a new world class, state-of-the-art facility. Equipment from the world’s two largest and most successful currency printing suppliers was ordered, installations taking place in the third quarter of 2017 and production commenced in December 2017.

The opening of Crane Currency’s site in Hal Far, Malta provided career opportunities in many functions within the organisation. Crane Currency, both in Malta and globally, wants to be seen and considered as an employer of choice.

The Malta site includes a Customer Experience Centre to further deepen customer relationships in Malta by engaging them in the banknote design and production process, an exciting way for central banks to develop banknotes of the future. It is here a combination of industry-leading equipment, design expertise and the latest security technology is showcased in an environment designed to inspire learning and action. The Centre provides interactive demonstrations that present Crane Currency’s innovative and world-leading technology for banknotes, including security features of today and tomorrow along with areas to explore how to optimize the design of banknotes for the public and the machines.

To learn more about Crane Currency, please visit cranecurrency.com.

Key Milestones

September 21, 2016

Crane Currency Announces Plans to Build a New Banknote Printing Facility and Customer Experience Centre in Malta

November 16, 2016

Crane Currency Organises Its First Career Open Day in Malta

December 14, 2016

Ground Breaking Ceremony at the Ħal Far Site

January 1, 2017

First Associates on Board

July 16, 2017

Second Crane Currency Career Open Day in Malta

August 23, 2017

Partner with MCAST for Government Sponsored Training Courses

October 5, 2017

Our First Presses Arrive on the Island

October 11, 2017

First 100 Associates on Board

December 20, 2017

Start of Offset Production

January 10, 2018

Crane Currency acquired by Crane Co.

January 24, 2018

Louis Pinkham, Senior VP Crane Co., and Annemarie Watson, President Crane Currency, Visit Crane Currency Malta to Congratulate the Associates and Share Vision for the Future

February 7, 2018

Official Opening of the Print and Production Wings at Ħal Far Facility

August 27, 2018

Malta site awarded the EU known-consignor validation certificate (meaning direct access to airport apron without x-ray screening)

October 29, 2018

Crane Currency Malta celebrates production of its one billionth banknote

November 16, 2018

Malta site awarded certification for ISO 9001

December 20, 2018

Malta site awarded certification for ISO 14298

March 20, 2019

Official Opening of the Customer Experience Centre at Ħal Far Facility