Mission statement of the State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg

Unser oberstes Unternehmensziel ist es, die Bedürfnisse des Marktes zu übertreffen, wo immer es möglich ist. Wir setzen auf innovatives Denken und deutschen Erfindergeist, um so die Entwicklung unserer Produkte hinsichtlich neuer Sicherheitsmerkmale und intelligenter Materialien voranzutreiben. Wir streben danach, altes Wissen zu erhalten und neues Wissen zu erwerben. Deshalb vereinen unsere Produkte das beste handwerkliche Können aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart.

We consider ourselves an industry leader in coin production. Instead of merely reacting to change, the State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg work to drive the development of minting technology forward.

We achieve this by:

Focusing on forward-looking technologies

Continual optimisation of internal processes, a project supported by the whole of our workforce

International Co-Operation

The State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg see themselves as part of an international network that promotes close, mutually beneficial partnerships. Every link in the value chain is a highly regarded partner with interests and experience that must be taken into account in order to attain the best outcome for the end consumer.

We believe in co-operation on both national and international levels. We collaborate with other mints, research institutes, private-sector companies, associations and public institutions. In this day and age, true innovation is possible only when multiple parties put their heads together.

Our polymer coin is the product of a German working group composed of:  Dr Peter Huber, former Mint Director of the State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg; and Guenther Waadt, Mint Director of the Bavarian State Mint; as well as representatives from the German Central Bank; Crane Payment Innovations and the European Vending Association; the blank manufacturer Saxonia; and the RWTH Aachen University.

The State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg play an active role in the German “Münztechnikertagung” and the European Mint Directors’ Working Group. We also sit on the Technical Committee of the Mint Directors Conference, contributing to their Benchmarking Project.

A representative of the State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg attends every major international conference and would be delighted to get in touch with you on the day.

international conference


As an enterprise with roots reaching back several centuries, we are particularly aware of our responsibility to the future. For that reason, ecological and social considerations are an essential part of our business culture. Our decisions today have an impact on how future generations will live. We take that into account in every decision we make.

Since October 2001, we, Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg, have been certified according to ISO 9001. Since October 2013, we have additionally been certified according to ISO 14001. We do not see this certification as an end point, but rather as an incentive to constantly improve with regard to quality and environmental management.

ISO Certificate