About Us

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.

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About Thames Technology

Since being founded in 1994 as a manufacturer of gift, loyalty and membership cards, we have grown in both size and stature, producing more than 250 million cards a year for customers in over 60 countries. We’re proud of our history in designing, manufacturing, personalising and distributing some of the world’s largest card programmes. We are one of Europe’s largest and most trusted card issuing partners; a market leader in payment and retail card programmes and invest in the latest technology to deliver the best service and innovation. 


Part of something bigger

In October 2019, Thames Technology became part of Paragon ID, a leader in identification solutions in particular in the e-ID, transport, smart cities, traceability & brand protection and payment sectors. Paragon ID is owned by Grenadier Holdings (formerly Paragon Group). Grenadier Holdings is an international organisation owning companies in over 30 countries with a global sales reach, €1.5bn turnover and more than 10,000 employees.
As part of a renowned group with a presence across multiple markets, we can invest more in the latest technology to deliver the best service and innovation. And our customers benefit from an even greater portfolio of products.


Our Capabilities

Our capabilities are wide-reaching. When looking to launch or manage a card programme, why not choose a partner who offers everything? 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 our partnerships with customers. To achieve this, we have defined three core values: 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 services and products for our 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.





We are always staying up-to-date to ensure we are providing the best products for you 


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