Weakened sterling boost for local exporter

The weakening pound is proving quite a boon for Macclesfield-based card manufacturer Plastic Card Services after the firm landed a lucrative Scandinavian export deal.

PCS, headquartered at Tytherington Business Park, secured a contract to produce over 21,000 e-Passport shields for Danish insurance and banking company Alm. Brand.

As well as manufacturing the shield cards, PCS will be sending out personalised mailings to Alm. Brand customers who have taken out travel insurance in batches of around 3,000 per time.

These mailing packs will be printed and collated at PCS’s manufacturing facility in Cheshire and mailed directly to customer’s home addresses in Denmark through a specialist postage provider.

This latest deal follows the significant weakening of the pound following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union which has provided a major boost to exporters across the UK.

Adam Unsworth, sales director at PCS, said: “The export market is a growing area for us, and this new contract comes at a great time for the customer as the value of the Krone against the Pound is currently so strong.”

The Alm. Brand branded e-Passport shields also utilise patented shielding technology from patent holder Voyager Blue (VB) to prevent the skimming of information from passports by simply slipping the card inside the e-Passport.

Pia Holm Steffensent, assistant general manager at Alm, added: “At Alm. Brand we pride ourselves on taking good care of what matters most. We ensure our customers always feel secure – and that includes when they are travelling.

“On this basis we are extremely happy with our collaboration with PCS, they are providing security for our customers as well as a unique opportunity for us to offer our customers an added benefit for their journey.”


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