about ingenia

Passionate, Agile & Customer Obsessed

A second generation family business, we are a UK based card manufacturer, and ID card systems distributor.

Who we are

Specialising in the Identification and Access Control sectors, we bring a huge breadth of specialist knowledge to managing Identification, and working closely with the Access Control sector we manufacture all types of RFID credentials.

As a UK based manufacturer we are trusted to provide cost effective solutions to some of the worlds most forward thinking companies.

Our unique offering combines multiple custom manufactured solutions and stock products into one package, meaning we can bring endless benefits to our resellers as an agile and dependable part of their supply chain.

We are determined to become trusted and knowledgeable partners to our client’s businesses and are committed to meeting our customers’ needs today, tomorrow and in the evolving marketplace of the future.

OUR AIM IS SIMPLE – TO MANUFACTURE AND SUPPLY THE FINEST QUALITY CARDS AND CARD PERSONALISATION SYSTEMS, AND PACKAGE INTO AN EASY TO BUY PRODUCT PORTFOLIO FOR OUR CLIENTS

2021

Eco-friendly card material and ID product range launched to meet client objectives

2020

Secure card personalisation bureau enhanced to incorporate card mailing

2017

Developed RFID card manaufacturing abilities, becoming an agile manufacturer for the access control sector

2009

Developed stock range of ID printers and wearable accessories for trade resellers.

2008

New HP Digital press aquired to other short time cost effective production for smaller volume orders

2003

Cemented position as a UK end to end card manufacturer with investment in Litho card printing machinery.

2001

Launched out trade only online platform, giving customers ability to order over 300,000 products for next day delivery.

1998

Invested in machinery for card enhancement including adding slots, punches, and sig panels to cards

1995

Moved premises to Langton Court, to house more equipment and stock

1993

Fotodek, the UK’s first clean blank plastic card range was manufactured and stocked for trade resellers, giving premium results when card overprinting and prolonging the life of ID card printers

1980

As a former engineer Andrew Baker Sr developed cost effective security features for cards, and built automated machinery to apply secure features to cards

1976

Company founder Andrew Baker Sr left the aerospace industry to Ingenia (then Bristol Business Cards) in a basement in Bristol, UK,

Ingenia today

Agile card manufacture

Ingenia operates over 2 sites in the UK – Liverpool for Card manufacture, and Bristol for Secure Card Personalisation and Card Mailing. We produce cards using the traditional Offset Litho method using our KBA Genius Press, as well as with the newest technology via our HP Digital Indigo presses. We operate under ISO9001 manufacturing quality protocol, meaning our customers can trust us to deliver a quality product each and every order. Ingenia produce cards for some of the most secure card schemes in the world employing a host of security features to make cards anti fraud.

RFID supply chain

An official partner of global chip manufacturers, Ingenia secures RFID products on behalf of clients and manages their credential manufacture. Manufacturing chips from the wafer format, right into the finished RFID credential, we secure valuable product and build supply chian resililiance for the access control industry leaders. Specifically for the access control industy Ingenia encode credentials can custom print for exact customer specification.

Service excellence

Through investment in a dedicated account management team and technical support to back up all our products, we are confident lead the industry in service to our clients across the globe. Whether manufacturing cards for solutions in the UK, or selling complete systems to projects in the Middle East, Ingenia isn’t merely a supplier; we also excel at time-sensitive projects and taking on technically challenging requirements.

our services

Card Manufacture, personalisation and mailing

Litho, Digital and Screen printing methods are utilised to gain the best advantage of speed, quality and value, with high speed thermal and DOD personalisation methods available. Card Mailing includes, camera matching, attaching, folding, insertion and postage utilising mail sorting and downstream access methods to deliver directly into the hands of the customer.

RFID services

Production of all types of RFID technology incorporated into cards, credentials and access control readers. Access to the largest stocks of chips through utilising direct distribution partnerships with chip manufacturers globally.

Access Control

Production of all types of RFID technology incorporated into cards, credentials and access control readers. Access to the largest stocks of chips through utilising direct distribution partnerships with chip manufacturers globally.

Ingenia digital

The ‘Ingenia Digital’ suite of features is highly developed and allows you access to a digital solution for every possbile requirement, whether it be cloud based instant ID credential issuance, licence or pass verification, or mobile access control via mobile friendly door readers.

ID card printer systems and accessories

Official distributors for multiple leading printer brands we stock everything from the printer, software to ribbons, cards, and lanyards. Our experienced technical support team are on hand to deal with any queries.

Card design & security

Our artwork team have over 50 years combined experience in design anti counterfeit features into high security card schemes. The Ingenia secure suite of security features can be utilised cost effectively to provide great value card enhancement and prevention against cloning.

Products

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solutions

Solutions to match your requirements

industries

Global industry leader for identity

DELIVERING THE BEST SOLUTIONS IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ULTIMATE BRANDS

Printed Card Builder

Our card builder allows you to get an instant quote for your bespoke design and order it today. 

Fast lead times, unmatched customer support and decades of experience.

Your card will be made to the highest quality using the best tools and technology available.

Plastic Card Manufacturing

UK’s favoured end-to-end manufacturer. Operating state of the art litho offset, digital, and screen printing presses.

We can produce your perfect card, no matter whether a large or small requirement.

We work with everyone, from highly secure Government level schemes to independent businesses. Our quality is maintained to the highest standard.