Plastic Card Services at the forefront of card manufacturing in the UK
PCS is a leading manufacturer and supplier of recyclable and eco-degradable plastic cards and associated services.
We offer a full end-to-end service, supporting customers throughout the entire card journey from printing, manufacturing, and card personalisation right through to the production of branded carriers and mailing packs with a variety of delivery options available.
Cards produced to the highest standards
No matter the type of card, we approach every project with the same philosophy, combining outstanding customer service with the highest technical expertise gained over decades.
PCS manages the entire process in-house from its purpose-built manufacturing facility in the UK, and operates to ISO 9001, 14001 and 27001 standards.
A broad range of plastic cards & stationery
We offer a range of card formats and print on a variety of materials, all using the latest print techniques to meet our customers’ expectations of quality.
All products in our Enviro card range perform to the same exacting standards as standard PVC but offer a greener alternative.
Credit card style cards
Providing the same dependability as any important card you own, our credit card style cards can be used for a number of applications.
Packaging & stationery
From simple card carriers and letters to more detailed and bespoke packaging and mailing packs to match your brand.
Quality, flexibility & speed of service
With full in-house printing, card production and bureau facilities, we offer everything from digital and lithographic print, to card manufacturing and mailing and fulfilment.
Our dedicated digital and lithographic manufacturing facilities each house state-of-the-art card production and finishing equipment giving us the ability to add magnetic stripes and signature panels as well as enhanced finishes such as metallic and special inks, matt/gloss lamination and surface finishes including spot UV, foil print and edging.
We appreciate that card scheme requirements vary enormously, which is why we offer an extensive choice of card personalisation options including embossing, encoding, barcoding, 2D codes, thermal printing, “Drop on Demand” printing, inkjet printing and thermal re-transfer.
Plastic Card Services® offers a holistic service for your card scheme – match mounting, inserting into liveried envelopes, and mailing completed packs directly to customers. You can leave all the hard work to us!
A history of success internationally
PCS works with clients across multiple markets in the UK, Europe and Worldwide across a variety of sectors including retail, finance, hotels, travel and leisure, and the public sector. Operating from a purpose-built manufacturing facility in Cheshire, we produce over 160 million plastic cards each year for FTSE 100 companies and household names including Coop Denmark, Booths and Showcase Cinemas.
“PCS is a key supplier to us and we have been happily working with them since 2010 where they have manufactured several million membership cards and fobs in a range of eco-materials. They are always very helpful and provide us with excellent service as well as quality products.”
“The expertise of the PCS team were invaluable when we revamped our Unlimited membership packs back in 2016, and it has been a pleasure working with them since!”
“PCS has been managing the print, production, personalisation and fulfilment of our membership card scheme since 2007 and have always done this to an exceptional standard.”
Holland & Barrett
“We have had the pleasure of working with PCS since we launched our rewards for life programme in 2011, during which time they produced over 25 million cards for us. PCS have always provided professional and personable client care, and their technical expertise was invaluable to us when we moved through new designs, materials, and formats.”
“It has been a pleasure working with the PCS team since we launched our MyLakeland card pack in 2019 during which time they have produced and mailed out over 1.5 million packs.”
“Our membership scheme is one of the largest of its type in Denmark, and PCS is a highly trusted partner of ours as we know we can rely on them to personalise our eco cards and packs and mail them out direct to our Danish customers on a daily basis.”
PCS news & insights
Finish your cards with foil
Enhance your brand and make you cards stand out from the crowd by choosing hot foiling, a ‘post-production’ process that allows additional embellishments such as hot foil images and holograms to be added to your cards. This process typically takes place once the cards have been punched to the finished size and with full manufacturing […]
Q&A with Andy Philbin
How long have you worked at PCS? Nearly 5 years. What do you do day to day at work? Sell plastic cards! Which famous person do you most look like? I used to get Adam Sandler quite a lot, but I have less hair now! Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? David […]
MBO Completion for PCS
Highly regarded UK card manufacturer Plastic Card Services (PCS) Limited has announced exciting changes ahead following the completion of a management buyout in April 2021. After initially starting PCS back in 1993, Tim Holt has become the sole owner of the business on completion of the buyout from original co-owner Rob Nicholls. Rob and Tim […]
Q&A with Tony Pratt
How long have you worked at PCS? 11 years. What do you do day to day at work? I am the Supervisor in our card manufacturing plant. Which famous person do you most look like? Chris Pratt. Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? My wife. What would be the soundtrack to your […]