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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)


Some P&Q clients (from UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Africa, etc) 
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QTAR® and SALTO® Access Control Solutions

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Access Control Solutions

Electronic Door Locks and
Networked Locking Systems with
SALTO® Smart Access Locking Technology

Salto wall readers

If you have key-operated doors and large numbers of users, you face major costs and disruptions each time someone loses a mechanical key, or leaves the company.

Problems still exist if you have doors with stand-alone keypads. Reprogramming each door will take time, resulting in costs and delays.

SALTO lock in use

Smart Access Locking Technology can provide a simple, cost-effective solution, and lets you provide site-wide access control at low cost. It is more secure than managing a system with keys, and far cheaper than access systems that require the building to be wired.

Smart Access Locking provides a patented virtual network that offers the benefits of a wired network system without the expense. It is self-contained and quick to install, turning any mortise lock into an access control point.

The system can use any convenient user-ID technology such as Contactless Proximity identification with Key Fobs or Smart Cards.

SALTO electronic door locks, built into the handles, read proximity cards and tags such as Mifare and iButton

Each lock and each card maintains a database, which is updated every time it is used.

Lost, stolen and withdrawn cards can be deleted from the system automatically. Each card also builds up an audit trail of where it has been used, and each lock retains an audit trail of which cards have been used there.

The Smart Locking Access Control system looks like an ordinary set of door handles, but conceals sophisticated battery-powered electronics that provide a virtual access network.

SALTO i-Lockers

SALTO i-Lockers

The SALTO i-Locker electronic locker lock is designed to provide a high level of security protection for lockers and cupboards, etc. It features a large twist operated locking turn for ease of use, and the access reader is built into the outside escutcheon. The locking mechanism, electronic components and battery pack are all located on the inside of the door, safe from potential manipulation or vandalism.

The i-Locker is perfect for controlling access to lockers, cupboards, cabinets, cabins, boxes, show cases, where access control, timed access and full audit trailing are required, e.g. where valuables such as medical drugs, electronic equipment, etc are stored.

Upgrading from an existing mechanical lock is simple. The old lock is removed and the new i-Locker lock is fitted in its place. Fastening screws on the inside of the i-Locker lock are adjustable to exactly the same dimensions as those typically found in most mechanical commercial locker and coin operated locks, ensuring a neat fit and professional appearance.

A wide choice of ID-carriers for use with the lock is available to suit individual preferences including iButton®, Smart Card, and the SALTO RFID technologies (Mifare®, DESfire®, Vicinity®, HID iClass®, Legic®, Picopass®) contained within a choice of card, wristband, key fob or bracelet formats. Of course they are fully compatible with the rest of the range of SALTO access control equipment, so staff need carry only one badge and no keys.

Please contact a P&Q Advisor for further information about any of the above items.

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