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What Makes DecTek Different?

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From its very humble beginnings, DecTek has retained a sense of vision and ambition that still holds as steadfast as the day that MD Mike Beese decided to form the company with a total workforce of – one! Things have changed a little since then but the principles that underpinned the decision (against advice from many quarters) to start the DecTek story are firmly implanted in all who are responsible for representing the growing DecTek brand. Here's a few things you may not know about DecTek:

The DecTek Management Team & Workforce

Our talented and enthusiastic management team are responsible for maintaining the vision, drive, philosophy, aims and principles that have enabled DecTek to become a leader in its field introducing so many innovative products and practices over the years which have helped to cement its place at the vanguard of digital print & polyurethane resin application in the UK.

Our multi-skilled workforce is encouraged to fulfil their own personal ambitions and aspirations in parallel with the long-term objectives of DecTek as a company with many benefits on offer as an employee. What do they get?

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  • Access to an life coach (individually and as a team)
  • Self-development through a range of external courses
  • NHS medical top-up policies
  • Gym Membership Deal
  • Flexi-time where appropriate
  • Remote working where suitable

And not forgetting our legendary weekly 'Fat Fridays' where all staff members are treated to the delights of a free KFC meal! In response to a confidential 2014 staff survey conducted by a professional HR company, 100% of DecTek staff stated that DecTek was a ‘good company to work for’.

Mutual trust & respect

Through modern working practices, DecTek fosters the engagement of mutual trust and respect throughout the company regardless of position or seniority, setting the tone for a level of commitment and collaboration that provides the backbone for successful growth. 2013/2014 saw 65% of DecTek's staff attending external accredited courses in subjects including:

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  • SAGE Accounting
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Web SEO
  • Social Media
  • Advanced Excel Spreadsheets
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Digital Marketing
  • MailChimp
  • Website Design

All courses are NVQ Level 4/5 (1st year Degree standard) accredited with 10 staff members alone achieving Advanced Excel Spreadsheet qualifications in line with DecTek's expertise in data management and manipulation.

Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 8 Colour Printer at DecTek

Cutting edge technology

The use of cutting edge technology has been consistent throughout the growth of DecTek with continued investment in both state-of-the-art hardware and software to enable it to produce first rate work, competitive prices, efficient production control and efficient administration procedures. Our multi-award winning Order Tracking & Workflow System (DecTrak) is such an example as it is a bespoke evolving project completely spec'd by DecTek with future growth firmly in mind.

USP's (Unique Selling Propositions)

DecTek remains proud of the many developments it has achieved over the past years with ground-breaking and innovative ideas, solutions and production capability which includes:

  • Unique 'LAB-Lock' product colour matching system for the cosmetics POS industry
  • Free 'Try before you buy' sampling for Domed Labels, Flat Labels and Domed Name Badges
  • Industry leading lead times
  • Choice of CMYK, 8 x Colour, 10 x Colour, Aqueous and Digital Thermal Transfer print technology
  • Development of advanced data management & manipulation software and procedures
  • Advanced barcoding, RFID and NFC products
  • Competitive pricing
  • Dedicated end-user service
  • Dedicated trade reseller service
  • Bespoke Order Tracking & Workflow System (DecTrak)

These are just some of the reasons why we think you may want to consider DecTek as a future supplier.

DecTek Awards

DecTek has won awards on a local, regional and national level being recognised for excellence in ecommerce, innovation, product development, technology and service.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Business Awards 2010 - Business of the Year - DecTek - Mike Beese, Dave Beese, Phil Mendelsohn ,Sarah Edwards BBC, Nick Hewer BBC The Apprentice

Accreditations & Good Practice

To claim to have a safe, efficient, motivated and environmentally friendly operation is one thing, gaining accredited proof is another as it takes management leadership, discipline, efficiency, co-ordination plus the buy-in from everyone within the organisation to make it all work. DecTek has successfully sought to achieve the best possible working practice accreditations to provide piece of mind for its customers, namely:

ISO 9001 Accredited - Quality Management Systems - DecTek
ISO 14001 Accredited - Environmental Management Systems - DecTek
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management
  • LEAN Management Philosophy
  • 5S Production Methodology
  • RoHS Materials Compliancy
  • Evolve Exemplar Employer Status

We are currently in the process of undertaking the application process for:

  • Investment in People Status
  • ISO 18001 Occupational Health & Safety

Successful Brand Management

As DecTek's profile has increased, so has its very impressive list of clients, boasting many of the world's best known brands. Thanks to a mixture of technology, modern working practices and award winning workflow solutions, DecTek is able to comfortably and economically produce both large and small orders to ensure its prices remain amongst the most competitive in the industry. As we know a little about brand awareness ourselves, our staff are trained to acknowledge the sensitivities surrounding the handling of brand management when it comes to colour matching and product quality.

DecTek Trademarks

DecTek currently holds three UK Registered Trademarks which are:

  • DecTek - The Name of the Company
  • WizzBadge - Reusable Window Name Badge
  • LABLOCK - DecTek devised LAB colour matching system

Diverse product ranges

From initially serving the Trophies and Awards markets, DecTek has grown its portfolio of printed and manufactured products to include:


DecTek has seamlessly integrated the manufacture of these products into its production workflow and will continue to develop products which it can continue to print, manufacture and assemble from its South Wales base.

Dedicated Trade Service

Although DecTek deals with many clients direct, it prides itself on its dedicated Trade Reseller Service which caters solely for customers who resell DecTek's products, these would normally include printers, print brokers, advertising, promotional, marketing companies and design type companies. What DecTek can offer you as a trade reseller:

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  • Confidentiality
  • Competitive trade prices
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • White label delivery
  • Personalised label branding service
  • Free sampling on many products
  • Free proofing
  • Fast lead times

Details of our all our products can be downloaded from our website.

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Our Suppliers

DecTek's buying strategy revolves around building long-term relationships with suppliers and value service and quality above buying at the cheapest prices. As we seek to earn loyalty from our customers so we endeavour to extend loyalty to our suppliers who have make it possible for DecTek to attain its goals.

Looking to the future

With constant improvement in mind, DecTek has laid down several principles which it believes it must sustain in order to reach its long term business objectives. These are:

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  • Vision
  • Ambition
  • Customer Focus
  • Sound Financial Management
  • Continued Investment
  • Staff Development
  • Product Diversity
  • Brand Awareness

We hope that being true to our values as a company; we may become the preferred supplier of your choice.

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