The Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre-Real Casa de la Moneda is a public corporation and instrumental resource of the General Government Administration, pursuant to its articles of association and Act 40/2015, of 1 October, on Rules Governing the Public Sector.
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Tradition and Technology of Security
The Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre Real Casa de la Moneda (Spanish Royal Mint) (FNMT-RCM) brings to the manufacture of each of its products the experience gained from over a hundred years of know-how, the guarantee of an organization that applies strict monitoring and security mechanisms, and the commitment to collaborate with both public and private companies. But most of all, it champions the future and the development of last generation technology. All of this enables the corporation to offer the maximum quality for each of the solutions within their many fields of production.
The FNMT-RCM is a public business entity under the umbrella of The Ministry of Finance. It is a corporation acting as a true public service, because of the type of work it performs. On the other hand, it is open to collaboration with private entities in situations where there are security requirements and a need for strict monitoring of production, an area in which the FNMT-RCM has gained the recognition and trust of the general public.
All of its activities are based on integrated security, applied to the corporation's production processes, to their products, to the processing of information and to its facilities.
From experience to state-of-the-art
The products and services of the FNMT-RCM are distinguished by the know-how and the experience that the corporation has gained throughout its existence. To its longstanding tradition must be added its stake in technology, which leads the corporation to constant growth as reflected in its capacity to fuse tradition with modern-day technology to make products that are unique and inimitable.
The corporation's manufacturing lines are equipped with the most up-to-date technical resources. This is the result of ongoing research that pursues two lines of attack: the continuous review and updating of the traditional methods, and the entry into new manufacturing areas, such as smart cards, that require the application of high levels of security.
The FNMT-RCM guarantees the quality of each product and pays maximum attention to each of the manufacturing processes, maintaining an absence of defects by means of the multiple controls and the testing that is conducted on each and every one of the products. In addition, the quality system on some of the most important manufacturing lines is based on ISO standard 9001:2000 and certified by AENOR.
International prestige and experience
It is the values that differentiate the FNMT-RCM that have caused the corporation to be trusted by its considerable portfolio of clients both nationwide and international, who are offered tailor-made solutions.
The FNMT-RCM participates in different forums, foremost among which are the Banknote Printers' Conference and the Mint Directors' Conference. Lastly, the corporation's export production output is on a daily increase.
The Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre was created in 1893 with the merger of two mature organizations: the Casa de la Moneda (The Mint) and the Fábrica del Sello (The Stamp Factory). Both institutions shared the building in "Plaza de Colón" since 1861, though they were independent and were managed separately. Since then, and under the common denominator of security, their scope of activity has not ceased to widen.
The year 1940 saw the start of banknote production and 1952 the manufacture of security paper.
The inauguration of a new building in 1964, together with the quality and the guarantee of product security and control, enabled documents to be manufactured such as the Passport and the National Identity Card.
The introduction of new gaming laws led to the manufacture of bingo cards and State-run Lottery tickets. The progressive attitude of the corporation and its espousal of the new technologies enabled the decade of the nineties to see the start of two activities that, from the technological viewpoint, have nothing in common with its traditional products. These activities were Smart Cards and Electronic Certification.
Production takes place in two industrial plants located in Madrid and Burgos.