MUNICH, GERMANY - The French central bank, Banque de France, is modernizing its cash centers and boosting their level of automation. Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) won the tendering procedure for updating the bank’s processing systems over all competitors and was appointed main supplier of Banque de France’s banknote processing solutions.
The central element of the future banknote processing solution is G&D’s BPS M7 banknote processing system. Thanks to its modular construction, the system can be precisely configured for a variety of customer requirements. Operation is easy, intuitive, and efficient, therefore ensuring optimum productivity. With a throughput of up to 120,000 banknotes per hour– or 2,000 banknotes per minute – Banque de France will be able to significantly increase its efficiency in banknote processing.
G&D solution selected after extensive benchmark testing
The result of the tender procedure is based on a very thorough and extensive theoretical and practical examination of all applicants’ tenders. “As an experienced technology and innovation partner, we presented the client with a technically innovative and reliable single-source solution that handles every step of the process, from automatically filling the system with banknotes to the final banding and packaging of banknote bundles. G&D’s BPS M7 system is a highly innovative solution incorporating the continuous feeding of banknotes, the technologically sophisticated NotaScan sensor system, and easy-to-use, highly effective NotaPack packing technology. These features enable our solutions to be adapted to local conditions in Banque de France cash centers with regard to floorspace and weight,” stated Florian Reithmeier, head of the Banknote Processing division at G&D.