We have significantly contributed to the high security printing industry. Dedicating ourselves to improving the security and functionality of banknotes and other security documents, while at the same time optimising production costs.
1952 - Lausanne
Organisation Giori founded in October by Gualtiero Giori. Offices opened their doors at Rue de la Paix 4, Lausanne Switzerland.
1956 - Vienna
Gualtiero Giori presented the first prototype of the very first Simultan. He wanted them to be able to see and understand all the phases necessary for the design and printing of fiduciary papers.
1958 - Milan
The Organisation Giori Instruction Centre, a training centre for customers was established and where the first fully typographic specimen, Pegasus, was created, printed and presented.
1960 - Lausanne
The Engineering Department was established for design of banknote printing facilities.
1965 - Lausanne
The joint venture with Thomas De La Rue to formed De La Rue Giori.
The first ever demonstration event at the World Exhibition
1982 - Lausanne
The Printing Demonstration Centre opened
1990 - Düsseldorf
At the 1990 DRUPA event in Düsseldorf, the two businesses exhibited jointly for the first time as Koenig & Bauer-Albert Group – in short KBA.
2000 - Lausanne
For the new world demonstration in Le Mont, the Leonardo da Vinci specimen was engineered to combine all the security elements available at that time, along with forthcoming security elements which would be used in the euro.
2001 - Lausanne
After 50 years of partnership, KBA Group acquires De La Rue Giori to become KBA-GIORI
2004 - Lausanne
First ever Banknote Horizons event
2008 - Lausanne
Second Banknote Horizons event