The company has its headquarters in Abuja. It has two ultra-modern factory complexes in Abuja and Lagos with adequate capacity and technologically up-to-date machinery.The two broad divisions under which production is carried out are the Currency Division and the Security Documents Division.
The banknotes production facilities consist of the most up-to-date machines available in the industry. Our high-tech electronically controlled machines, sophisticated inks and highly skilled personnel all go to show that we keep pace with the most current trend in the industry world-wide. To support our operations and satisfy our clients’ individual demands, The MINT manufactures its offset and intaglio printing plates here in Nigeria while the sophisticated production machines and key raw materials are imported from diversified but highly reliable dealers overseas.
Security Documents Division
The production process in the security document division usually starts with the highly skilled and innovative graphic artists who are not only fully conversant with the latest techniques and materials to counteract forgery and adulteration, but are aware of the current capabilities of criminals. This knowledge combined with information on the latest international counterfeiting methods enable our designers to continually upgrade the security features and materials to ensure that our products are constantly ahead of potential counterfeiters. The company uses modern local letter-assembly facilities to add the require text matter to these designs.
The resultant designs are then produced on a variety of sheet-fed wet or dry to four colours at once with the capability of printing on both the front and the back of the sheet simultaneously.
The numbering of the documents which in itself is a complex operation, involving the need for absolute accuracy, is available in a variety of styles. Finishing is carried out in controlled conditions in line with the importance The MINT attaches to the security and integrity of its products.
As part of the expansion strategy, the need to source its raw materials locally as a logical first step. It accordingly embarked on the establishment of two companies in partnership with selected technical partners for the production of security inks and papers in Nigeria. The Tawada Ltd., Abuja, one of the two companies has since commenced production of high quality security inks.
The MINT, in 1988, also acquired a majority interest in Pacific Printers Nigeria Ltd. (PPNL) a company that has been engaged in commercial printing since 1935. The acquisition was aimed at complementing the capacity of the company in the production of non-security printed materials.