Our credentials and capabilities

Portals is a truly independent global integrator of security features, supporting the production of more than 25 billion banknotes, 70 million passports, 60 million certificates, and 200 million brand labels each year, for use in more than 100 countries around the world.

Number one in the passport market and number two for the supply of security paper into the banknote sector, Portals has the capacity to produce more than 16,000 tonnes of high security papers and over 3 million km of security threads and foils.

Luca Cimatti

Manufacturing Director, Security Components

We pride ourselves in our ability to consistently deliver high security, technologically advanced and beautifully designed products for our clients all across the globe”


2 sites in the
UK and Italy




Accredited to supply the
security industry


Passport paper supplier
to 52 Countries


3.6million kilometre
security features capacity


Bathford Mill first made paper in 1809, and is now the only dedicated cylinder mould wood pulp paper mill in the world. The site has a focus on the production of papers for security documents including passports, certificates, vouchers and labels.


With more than 80 years’ experience in developing and manufacturing high security components, our site on the outskirts of Milan uses specially developed technology to produce anti-counterfeiting features such as security threads, holographic stripes and patches.

Manufacturing excellence

Big enough to trust, but also small enough to care, the team here at Portals are experts with a proven track record of successful delivery and supply. We pride ourselves on our ability to be reliable and responsive, always enabling our customers to get the very most from working with us.

Each Portals’ site is devoted to delivering the highest levels of security.  Be that the physical security, safety and protection of our facilities; our exclusive focus on the manufacture of high security products; or our commitment to ensure our customers documents stay ahead of the counterfeiters.

And with a series of well-established, comprehensive and robust processes and testing facilities, employing traditional techniques with advanced information systems, you can certain that quality is absolutely paramount across the entire business.


Portals has been supplying secure components to governments and the security industry for over 300 years. Throughout that time, our name has become synonymous with innovation across the banknote and high security document sector.

We have pioneered a number of ground breaking new products over the years – from the first windowed security threads in banknote paper, through to durability and security focused developments more recently.  Our latest innovation Motus™ continues that ground breaking ethos.

Our ultimate goal is always to help our customers protect their documents. To do this, our approach to innovation is largely one of partnership – working with subject matter experts to help our customers stay one step ahead of would be counterfeiters.

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about Banknotes

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about Certificates

Our Credentials & Accreditation

Expectations of ourselves and each other are built on core values. Whatever our roles are and wherever we work, we have a responsibility to ensure we demonstrate integrity in the way we behave with each other, our customers and other partners.

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Our Accreditations