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What our clients say ...

Cadbury (Ireland) (Manufacturer of Confectionery products)  
P&Q client: Cadbury Ireland
“We employ approximately 1400 employees between two plants in Ireland. We have been using QTAR since 1987 and operate it in both these plants. Our shift patterns are very variable. The staff at P&Q are always very helpful.”
(Catherine Murphy of Cadbury (Ireland))


Monarch Aircraft Engineering (Aircraft servicing & repairs) 
P&Q client: Monarch Aircraft Engineering
“We installed QTAR in 1991. It revolutionised our whole system of doing the payroll. QTAR is reliable and flexible and P&Q are always ready to help, they respond very fast.”
(Pat Thomas of Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd)


Goodyear Dunlop (world's largest tyre manufacturer)    
P&Q client: Goodyear Dunlop
“At the Wolverhampton site, the rules for calculating employees' gross pay are incredibly complicated, depending on a multitude of factors such as the type of work, when they are working compared with their normal shift, the reason for the overtime or shift swap and even how dirty the work is! So QTAR has to be used to calculate the gross pay for each period of work. The supervisors approve and record reasons for overtime, shift swaps and absences during the shift, directly into the system, which has streamlined the process enormously.”
(Audrey Woolvin of Goodyear Dunlop)


Caparo Precision Tubes (Manufacturer of Steel tubing)       
P&Q client: Caparo Precision Tubes
“We first installed QTAR in 1991. We have found QTAR extremely flexible - it can do anything you require of it. Day-to-day operations are simple. It rarely goes wrong or gives us trouble. The Support team is well-informed and comprehensive. P & Q have kept their focus squarely on T & A - they simply have to be good at it.”
(Bob Sharratt of Caparo Tubing)


Crown Cork and Seal (International packaging company)    
P&Q client: Crown Cork and Seal
“We've had QTAR installed for quite a few years, and we find it to be a good program. P&Q are very friendly and helpful. If I have a problem or question they are always ready to assist me.”
(Christine Wathan of Crown Cork and Seal)


Unisys Insurance Services (Administering Life Insurance schemes)    
P&Q client: Unisys Insurance Services
“We have been using QTAR since 1991. We have a flexitime system with complex flexible working time requirements. It is largely self-administered (within the rules configured into the system) by the 1,500 employees. A competing system was installed and then rejected, since it was unable to cope with our requirements.”
(Julie Coldridge of Abbey Life)


TMD Friction (Manufacturer of Brake friction components)    
P&Q client: TMD Friction
“Our shift patterns are complex – 5-day, 7-day, morning, afternoon, nights and rotating, and we also have people on fixed salaries. QTAR handles these fine. When we upgraded QTAR just before Christmas, that went very smoothly.”
(P. A. Rothwell of TMD Friction)


Kraft Suchard (Manufacturer of Chocolate and confectionery) 
P&Q client: Kraft Suchard
“We have a workforce of about 850 and have used QTAR since 1992 to keep track of shift work, contractor hours and salaried personnel for payroll. We also rely on QTAR in our costing processes, to authorise overtime, book employee holidays, report excessive unauthorised absences, etc.”
(Martin Buckle of Kraft Suchard)


LEONI Wiring Systems (Manufacturer of Lucas brand electronic vehicle parts)    
P&Q client: LEONI Wiring Systems
“We originally purchased QTAR in 1990 purely for payroll management, with up to 3000 individuals on the system. We found that using the system was simple, with a lot of standard reports included. But when we realised how QTAR could be expanded, we had extra ones written for reporting things like absenteeism in different ways that suited our requirements better. P&Q staff give good support and are easy to talk to, even if you aren't very familiar with computers.”
(Stella Pepper of LEONI)


British American Tobacco (Tobacco manufacturer)    
P&Q client: British American Tobacco
“The QTAR system has been in our factory since 1986 and has been very stable with few issues. P&Q support has been reliable and efficient. The application has outlived a number of HR system transitions, and migration of interfaces has not been problematic. A number of custom modules have been designed to meet our special needs, including absence and overtime reporting.”
(Hans Commandeur at BAT)


MBM Produce (Foodstuffs)    
P&Q client: MBM Produce
“We have been using the QTAR system about 16 years. It works well. It's hard to make set rules about this kind of factory. Work patterns change often. People work very variable hours. Sometimes they make time up when they need to come in late. I find it easy to go into the system and override it. We upgraded a few years ago, and we found P&Q very helpful. They are happy to talk me through any problems I may come across.”
(Jenny Hawkins of MBM Produce:)


Dunlop Oil & Marine (Manufacturer of Industrial hosing) 
P&Q client: Dunlop Oil & Marine “Dunlop Oil & Marine has been using QTAR since 1984. We have had no trouble with the system in all that time. Because P&Q concentrate on T&A, the system works perfectly.”
(Sue Thomas of Dunlop Oil & Marine)


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Badge Production Equipment

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Badge Production

Professional ID badges at your fingertips

Complete your QTAR solution with bespoke ID badges – available for you to create yourself, or produced by P&Q on your behalf.

Badge production can be automated when integrated with QTAR. Using the Badge Creation software, you can create or amend your own badge layouts, or we can do it for you as part of our services.

ID Badge Equipment

Create, amend and produce your own colour ID badges with our Badge Creation equipment, which includes

  • colour ID badge printers, optionally with Mag-Stripe encoder and/or Mifare encoder – MagiCard, Datacard, Zebra and others
  • printer ribbons, cleaning kits, dust covers, etc
  • card blanks – proximity (Mifare®, HID®, PAC®, ISO-Prox, Prox II, long range, smart card, etc)
  • card blanks – plain or Mag-Stripe or Dual Technology (Mag-stripe + proximity as above)
  • card blanks – detectable (for use in the food industry)
  • magnetic stripe encoders and readers
  • cameras and webcams
  • signature tablets
  • badge pouches
  • badge laminators
  • photo cutters
  • slot punches – hand-held or bench-mounted

Digital cameral Signature tablet Datacard badge printers Proximity and mag-stripe cards
Webcam Magicard badge printers Zebra badge printers Magnetic strip encoder and reader, slot punch, etc

Badge Accessories and Ancillaries

We supply all the accessories you need for your ID badges, including badge holders, lanyards, mini-reels (“yo-yos”) and more.

We also supply proximity key fobs, including Mifare®, HID®, PAC®, ISO-Prox®, iButton®, etc. Read more >>

ID Badge Bureau Service

If you prefer, we can handle all ID badge production for you, integrating this service with any of our Time & Attendance, Flexitime, Access Control, Data Capture and Inventory Control solutions. You tell us what you would like to appear on the badges and we will create them as you need them. If you are concerned about security, such as the use of a badge to access your premises before it's loss is noticed and reported, we will print our own contact details on the badge so that lost or stolen badges are returned to our offices and don't give out your details. We also offer a badge preparation service, with next-day service available for regular customers. Read more >>

If you would like to add ID badge production to your Q>TAR solution, please contact a P&Q Advisor for further information.