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Nitecrest implement Tharstern MIS to increase visibility throughout their business


Lancashire based, plastic card manufacturer, Nitecrest, are implementing the Tharstern MIS to help streamline their workflows and increase their productivity.

Nitecrest have over 25 years’ experience in the plastic card and paper board industry and produce over 5 million cards daily and export to over 140 countries worldwide. They are the leading manufacturer of gift, loyalty and membership cards and work with most high street retailers.

Once Tharstern is fully implemented, the estimating, customer service,  production and finance team will be able to use a more integrated system to eradicate needless repetition - meaning they can continue to focus on their customers whilst completing their business-critical tasks.

Nitecrest researched many different MIS providers, but it was Tharstern that stood out to them and they received great feedback from other print providers who use the same MIS.

“We are excited about how Tharstern will help to ensure we are working in the most efficient and productive manner as part of our 5s LEAN Management programme.

“We were very impressed with how structured and professional our Tharstern customer experience was throughout the whole process, from initial contact, to discovery visit, to various other meetings discussing the potential implementation, it was relaxed but very productive.” Lee Moran, Customer Services Manager, Nitecrest.

The visibility of projects and milestones in one place, instead of using different packages, will increase interdepartmental communication and speed up the process from estimating through to final production.

“We’re looking forward to getting the MIS up and running at Nitecrest, so they can start to speed up their workflows and achieve their business goals.

“We pride ourselves on our customer experience, so it’s fantastic to hear that this is one of the qualities that stood out to the team at Nitecrest.” Lee Ward, Sales Director, Tharstern.

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Further information

About Tharstern

  • Tharstern was started more than 30 years ago and has a client base of more than 7,000 users across the globe.
  • It has 7,000 users of its MIS and workflow solutions, with a 96% customer retention rate.
  • The Tharstern MIS software can be configured to meet the requirements of clients’ businesses in education and other different sectors.
  • Tharstern works with many other market-leaders in print, packaging and label industries, for example Heidelberg and HP – both using Tharstern as a preferred partner for MIS – as well as manroland, Komori, Xerox, Esko, Enfocus Switch, Kodak, Agfa, Konica Minolta and Fuji.

For more information, visit their website https://www.tharstern.com/

About Nitecrest

  • Nitecrest operates a 120,000 sq. ft. Visa and MasterCard secure facility in Lancashire and hold the ISO 27001 security stamp, with a range of machinery for the manufacturing of plastic cards, paperboard cards and associated literatures such as packaging and stationery. They have over 25 years of experience and export to over 140 countries worldwide.
  • Nitecrest Group structure also includes TagNitecrest, the Group’s financial card operation which produces EMV cards for banks.
  • Nitecrest have adopted the 5s Lean Management programme, which you can find out more about here https://www.5stoday.com/what-is-5s/
  • You can find out more about Nitecrest https://www.nitecrest.com

Contact information

Name: Sophie Jackson
Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 01282 873964

  • Published on 2nd May 2019