Royal Joh. Enschedé acquires security printing activities from JEA

Royal Joh. Enschedé acquires security printing activities from JEA

Haarlem, November 3, 2020. Royal Joh. Enschedé (KJE) has acquired the security printing activities of JEA (Joh. Enschedé Amsterdam). JEA shareholders have decided to divest business units based on strategic choices.

KJE takes over the activities in the field of ballot papers, diplomas, certificates and deed paper. The takeover also includes the activities for printing food and pharma labels.

KJE’s ambition is to further strengthen its secure printing activities with this acquisition. The company is known worldwide as a producer of security printing such as the printing of banknotes, stamps and ID cards for several centuries.

Until 2014, KJE was the parent company of JEA for more than thirty years and with this acquisition the company sees a number of former activities and products returning to the former parent company.

Gelmer Leibbrandt, CEO of KJE: “We are delighted to add the security printing and food labels of JEA to our portfolio and to offer a bright future for some of their experienced and committed employees. This acquisition fits perfectly in our strategy to be a worldwide leader in security print. We will continue to provide quality and reliability in delivery for existing customers within our well-equipped and secure production environment in Haarlem. ”

Jos van Leeuwen, CEO of JEA: “The sale was prompted by a strategic choice by our shareholders. This transition will not only guarantee continuity towards customers and business partners, but will also enable further expansion and growth. At KJE, the relevant customers and activities, as well as the employees involved, are in good hands.

In the coming months, machines and employees will be gradually transferred from Amsterdam to Haarlem, with ongoing productions for customers continuing as usual.