We operate as a subsidiary of the British firm Thomas de la Rue & Company Limited, in England, one of the oldest security printers in the world, which started its activities in the security printing area and subsequently entered in new businesses such as cash-in-transit and cash management.
The first contract was signed for the production of sealed paper and match stamps. Before the calendar year ends, the company had already an order that guaranteed continuous work in two shifts for the next ten months.
Don Gregorio’s daring and desire to expand his company did not stop here, in the following year in 1961 Thomas de la Rue de Colombia was already in a position to produce documents in security papers with invisible sensitizations and fugitive inks, which made us the company to have pioneered the use of security paper in the country. In this same year the Ambassador of Great Britain and Mrs. Robson offered a reception, to decorate in the name of his majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England to the president of Thomas de Rue, Don Gregorio Bautista Barrera with the insignia of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).
In the beginning of the year 1963 Don Gregorio asserted that his company was an ally for the financial sector and always thought about the growth of the business within the country, that is why he created Thomas de la Rue Cash-In-Transit.
In 1982 Don Gregorio brought for the first time to the country two high relief printing presses that would give him and his company the incursion, in the printing of the first ever Colombian produced banknotes. In the same year, the company’s operations made Mr. De la Rue enter into strategic alliances to provide financial institutions with a larger portfolio, which would offer coin and banknote counters which would provide this sector facilities in its operative and accounting management.
Thomas De la Rue, sold its operation in Colombia, and consolidated its market in Great Britain and the United States.
In 1993 we went from being a subsidiary of De la Rue to a group of companies that has diversified its activities and has expanded geographically. As is Thomas Greg & Sons, a British-based multinational located in Guernsey, Channel Islands, with presence in more than 12 countries, expanding its portfolio of products and services, coupled with historical experience to the needs of our country.
For the first time the company obtains ISO 9001 version 2000 certification; Through monitoring and renewal audits, maintained until 2012, where it is integrated into a single scope.
The company manages to obtain the certification of the security management system for high printers of documents of value under the Dutch standard CWA 14641: 2009, Thomas Greg & Sons de Colombia at this time, is the only company to have this certification in Latin America until 2016.
The leadership that it obtained from its beginning in the printing of valued documents and cash handling was extending in the areas of communication, information management and logistics, where the combination of technology and experience allow to give integral solutions to the customers to whom the Company is honored to serve.
Thomas Greg & Sons de Colombia integrates the services and products offered to its clients in a single scope under the guidelines of ISO 9001: 2008; And in order to strengthen and increase its commitment to the environment and its personnel, the company decides to get certification under the requirements established in OHSAS 18001: 2007 and ISO 14001: 2004 standards, which seek to promote good practices in industrial safety and occupational health; Environmental protection and pollution prevention.
Thomas Greg & Sons de Colombia S. A. has been operating in Colombia for more than 50 years now and is part of a group, leader in the market that offers Comprehensive Security Solutions. It has more than 10,000 employees offering a wide range of products and services that generate unique responses and value to all our customers.
In order to increase the value added in integrated security systems, the company has been certified under the ISO 28000: 2008 standard, which guarantees the security in the supply chain in the organization.
The company manages to obtain this certification, a security standard highly recognized by producers of documents of value that employ security features specially designed to protect documents against fraud, falsification and adulteration. (Security Printers)
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