De La Rue and PNO Global Partnership announcement

De La Rue, the world’s leading anti-counterfeiting and security specialist for currency, identity and brand protection, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a joint development agreement with founding exhibitor of the Anti-Counterfeit & Currency Expo, PNO Global, the producer of the Snowfish® SP fitness deck generator. The partnership will incorporate joint product development and related sales execution on a global basis.

The data-driven philosophy of PNO Global perfectly aligns with that of De La Rue and the Snowfish® SP brings a new dimension to our DLR Analytics offering.

Commenting on the new partnership, Nikki Strickland, Product Marketing Manager said: ‘The data-driven philosophy of PNO Global perfectly aligns with that of De La Rue and the Snowfish® SP brings a new dimension to our DLR Analytics offering. The fitness decks and reports generated by the Snowfish® SP will provide way to support central banks in their clean note policies and opens up the possibilities to drive global standardisation of fitness decks in the same way that DLR Analytics has driven standardisation of cash cycle analysis.”

Following on from this announcement, De La Rue invites central banks to participate in the Global Fitness Standards project, whereby central banks’ work can anonymously benchmark their fitness standards against regional and global references As well as increasing our collective knowledge of fitness standards and clean note policy approaches, this will provide central banks with a wealth of information on how banknotes and features wear during their lifetimes.

PNO Global specialises in innovative and unique tools and services for the currency industry. The Snowfish® SP, invented by Mr. Tom Buitelaar (formerly of the Dutch National Bank and the European Central Bank), combines unique banknote inspection, image capture and algorithms, which can be applied to help central banks optimise their sorting machines, sorting algorithms and banknote properties, thus leading to an improved circulation quality and lower costs for replacement of prematurely destroyed notes.


PNO Global will be displaying their Snowfish® SP fitness deck generator at the Anti-Counterfeit & Currency Expo, taking place November 6-8, 2018. Register online for a free pass and visit them at booth 430. 

Additionally, counterfeit analyst, Kerre Corbin from De La Rue will be speaking on the session 'Banknote Design, Security Features and Counterfeiting' at the free-to-attend conference - click here for more details. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the Snowfish® product range and the important role that fitness decks can play, please contact Bart Goeman Borgesius
(goemanborgesius@pnoglobal.com), Jan-Dirk Enschede (enschede@pnoglobal.com) and for interest in the global Fitness Standards project or to see how the Snowfish SP can bring an additional experience to your DLR Analytics usage please contact Nikki Strickland (Nikki.Strickland@delarue.com).