About Portals

Our Promise

We have been keeping the same promise to the world for more than 300 years.  A promise to help keep a country’s economy secure and a person’s identity safe.  Every year our teams work together with governments, issuers and the security industry to produce 25 billion banknotes, 70 million passports and 60 million certificates.  Trusted to make inspiring and secure products that last – delighting our customers with our technical knowhow and specialist expertise.

Our Purpose

To secure economies and identities around the world

Our Mission

To partner with the world's leading security printers and document issuers - offering them high quality and sustainable solutions to their daily challenges

Our Vision

To be the markets' no 1 choice in the fight against counterfeiters

Our Values

At Portals we deliver exceptional performance by driving innovation and change, working with pace and a positive attitude.

Our Future

We have a bright future ahead of us.

Our strategy is to develop and grow our position as a leading international manufacturer in the currency and high security markets.

In the period of 2018 to 2021 we have been focussed on getting the foundations right for growth:

  • We have invested more than £25m in improving the capacity, capability and cost efficiency of the paper business including the reopening of a newly upgraded paper machine in our Overton site.
  • In July 2021, we signed a licensing agreement for EverFit®, the ultra-durable cotton / polymer composite banknote substrate to our product portfolio.
  • In November 2021 we caused a lot of excitement across the sector when we acquired the security business of Fedrigoni Spa. This strategic purchase allows us to enhance our product portfolio with the addition of threads and holograms and makes Portals one of the largest commercial suppliers of security features in the market.

Our Accreditations