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About Us

Universal Smart Cards is a market leader in the implementation of smart cards and associated products. Having shipped over 130 million products worldwide, we are able to offer clients a vast array of smart cards, card readers, card printers and accessories, together with RFID wristbands and RFID key fobs, plus RFID labels and tags and more!

Not only do we offer a ‘one stop shop’ for products, we provide advice and consultancy services around the implementation of smart cards for applications including (but not limited to); logical and physical access, cashless, payments, print management, loyalty and membership, time and attendance and asset tracking.

Our story...

In  August 2001, Chris Allen (left) and Michael Smith (right) formed Universal Smart Cards Limited, however, this was not the first time the pair had met.

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Having worked together at Gemalto, the largest smart card manufacturer in the world, Chris and Michael had also developed successful careers working for global organisations and managing high profile accounts. With their experience and knowledge of the smart card industry, this gave the pair the perfect platform to form a dedicated smart card company.

Over the last decade the company has seen significant growth. Initially operating from a small office in Chris’ home, Universal Smart Cards now has a team of specialists, with over 100 years combined smart card experience, working from 3 locations across the United Kingdom.


Working independently, Universal Smart Cards’ mission is to provide quality products and services together with exceptional customer service, whilst developing strong relationships with key partners to provide the latest smart card technology on a global basis.

To find out more about how we can help you, please get in touch on +44(0)333 700 0078 or drop us an email here, and we'll be happy to assist you.