SMI is widely regarded as the world’s leading independent technical and commercial cash consultancy. We have an extensive and wide-ranging experience of the banknote industry, with expertise spanning:
- banknote production, design and anti-counterfeit technologies
- structure of the currency and positioning of the coin-note boundary
- the macro-economic cash cycle
- cash processing and distribution
- market analysis
- vault management technologies
Our clients include central banks, state and commercial printing works, banknote paper makers, security feature producers as well as major brand owners and the suppliers of all types of cash handling and processing equipment.
SMI has developed its expertise from work in the ‘pre-issue’ sector – primarily banknote design, specification and anti-counterfeit analysis – but we also provide independent consultancy to Central Banks in the ‘post-issue’ sector in areas such as cash cycle review and technology requirement analysis. We provide strategic templates for short and long-term cash strategies, where our work with the major suppliers of sensors and sorting systems on product development, innovation and business strategy provides real insight on the efficiencies to be gained by the effective use of cash handling technologies.
These are the core skills and capabilities which have encouraged Central Banks and other industry suppliers and producers worldwide to use SMI’s services.