LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG (KURZ) was founded in 1892 in Fuerth, Germany, as a manufacturer of genuine gold leaf. KURZ developed the world’s first vacuum-metalized hot stamping foil and pioneered the industrial production of hot-stamping foil.
Central banks and banknote printers in over 80 countries have placed their trust in KINEGRAM features from KURZ to secure their banknotes against counterfeiting threats and enhance their optical attractiveness. KURZ is the leading supplier of foil security devices for banknotes around the world, and the trusted partner of many of the world’s most renowned banknote issuers. OVD Kinegram, member of the KURZ Group since 1999 and inventor of the KINEGRAM security element, is the driver behind technological advancements. Highly motivated experts from both companies tirelessly devote their efforts to constant innovation. Internationally certified high security production plants in Germany and Switzerland guarantee consistent quality in mass industrial quantities.
Moreover, KURZ is the global market leader in many other areas of hot stamping technology and foil-based optically variable security features. KURZ provides complete solu- tions that include foil delivery, project consultancy as well as machine and stamping die technology. With over 4500 employees and more than 120 years of company history, KURZ continues to be family owned.
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OVD Kinegram is the founder of the KINEGRAM security device and the innovative, global provider in the supply of advanced optically variable devices, designed to protect government documents and banknotes. More than 110 countries trust the KINEGRAM security device to protect their high security documents and banknotes. The KINEGRAM is produced in Switzerland and Germany under the highest security conditions.
OVD Kinegram is a leader in the field of physical security elements for government issued ID documents and banknotes. The company has been the innovator in this industry for over 30 years. Today, with more than 250 employees, OVD Kinegram is the technological center of excellence of the KURZ Group in the field of high security applications. In addition to the optical features, OVD Kinegram also provides attractive solutions for the RFID components in electronic passports and other biometric ID documents. To complement these products smartphone based document verification using digital inspection processes are available. The continuous development in optical technology, design, materials and application methods is at the core of OVD Kinegram’s success. The continuous improvements focus on the unique integration of digital and physical security technologies to provide an unprecedented level of protection against counterfeiting and manipulation. The company has been supporting clients worldwide to produce secure government documents. Trust is the highest recognition, which can be given for good work and an optimal product.
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