Wednesday 21 February 2018

Packaging giant has passport to success

Allowing the 800,000 holders of Irish passports living overseas and citizens in Northern Ireland to vote makes the Seanad clearly distinct from the Dáil
Allowing the 800,000 holders of Irish passports living overseas and citizens in Northern Ireland to vote makes the Seanad clearly distinct from the Dáil

One of Smurfit Kappa's smallest businesses is making a big name for itself internationally.

Wickow-based DLRS manufactures some of the country's most security sensitive documents including the award-winning Irish Passport and the Department of Social Protection's Public Service Card. Management is now hoping to win international contracts to print passports.

"We are now in a position to grow because what we have is the most modern passport in the world," Gary McGann, group chief executive, said about the plant in Bray.

"We are the back-up supplier to the Dutch passport office and we are looking at opportunities in other parts of the world."

The new Irish passport, which was designed and produced by a consortium led by DLRS, won the Regional ID Document of the Year Award in Milan.

Irish Independent

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