Trust In Thames

Thames Technology is renowned as a leading end-to-end partner for card issuers. No matter the size of your business, we are proven at providing strategy and service. Trust our experts to support you through every stage of your project. Trust us to ensure that your programme delivers results.

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About Us

Thames Technology is one of Europe’s largest and most trusted card issuing partners; a market leader in the design, manufacture, personalisation and distribution of payment and retail card programmes.

Since being founded in 1994 as a manufacturer of gift, loyalty and membership cards, we have, largely due to the quality of our work, grown in both size and stature. And now, we produce more than 250 million cards a year, for customers in over 60 countries.

It shows that we are trusted, responsive and secure – investing in the latest technology to deliver the best service and innovation. We are Thames, your card partner of choice.

Our Capabilities

When you’re looking to work with someone to launch or manage your card programme, isn’t it better to choose a partner who offers everything from the same source?

Across every stage of the journey – from planning and design, to manufacturing and fulfilment – Thames can meet your every need. We combine expert consultancy with state-of-the-art equipment. We meet standards and deadlines, strictly and consistently. Offering expert customer service and value for money as a matter of course.

Mission and Commitment

Our goal is to be world class. Across our products, services and in our partnerships with customers.

To achieve this, we have defined three core values for our business:

Integrity.

Quality.

Responsiveness

These are our commitments to you. We recognise that to thrive we must keep our word, be honest, respond quickly and deliver exceptional service. And as we thrive, we will invest even more in our team and business to expand and improve our services further.

Supply Chain Partnerships

Thames Technology only works with the best supply chain partners. This policy applies across our business, including equipment, products and materials.

We therefore work closely with industry-leading technology suppliers and source best-in-class machinery and software to ensure exceptional service for our customers. It all results in the best products for you and your customers.

Our Commitment to the Environment

At Thames Technology, we always strive to be a ‘green’ manufacturer. Currently, all plastic and over 90% of other waste is recycled. We also constantly review our processes. In recognition of this, we successfully achieved the ISO 14001 accreditation in July 2010.

Discover how an intelligent card programme can support your business goals.

As an end-to-end partner, Thames Technology is proven at both launching a wide range of cards and managing existing programmes. Contact us to find out how.

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Here's what people say about us...

“It was of paramount importance that we found a partner with the ability to manage every stage of the card production process. Thames’ full service offering, technical expertise and international experience of taking customers through EMV migration made them the ideal partner.” Samuel Sarpong, CTO at Ghana Commercial Bank Ltd
“Our client base continues to demand new ways to improve card services for their customers, which is a key reason why we’ve enjoyed such a long-standing relationship with Thames Technology. Without question, they’re a global leader in the production of high quality card solutions, and continue to lead the way in technological innovation, whilst always adhering to strict standards and deadlines.” Zoran Zivkovic, Managing Director, SIS Software & Services Serbia
“We have worked with Thames Technology for over 13 years on our loyalty and gift card programmes. Over that period they managed the full rebrand and ongoing supply of our highly successful Beauty Club loyalty scheme and produced open loop MasterCard prepaid travel packs for us. Their ability to offer conceptual production sampling for our Christmas Gift Card made it so much easier for us to make the right decision on the final selection. Thames has consistently met our needs and helped us succeed with all these projects.” Sam Clements, Senior Print Project Manager, Debenhams.
“Tesco Clubcard is one of the most uniquely helpful things we do and it’s our way of saying thank you to our customers for shopping with us. We’ve listened to customers and we’re delighted to have made Clubcard even simpler and easier to use by working in partnership with Thames to introduce a brand new contactless card.” Simon Pepperdine, Tesco Clubcard Project Manager
“We gave Thames Technology a complex and challenging brief for a multi-currency card product, involving two EMV and magnetic stripe cards linked to the same account, separate PINs, and tamper evident packaging. Thames worked closely with us to refine our vision for a customer friendly product and delivered the whole solution, including production, packing and distribution, on time and on budget.” Miles Briggs, General Manager Financial Services, TUI UK & Ireland.