Second Largest UK Brewer Hops on Tensor

molson coors

Coors is one of the worlds largest brewers and brands of beer, with a notable brewery in Alton, Hampshire. The brewery itself was formerly owned by Bass, and sold to Coors back in March 2002.

Roy Browne, Head of Security, was looking for a first-class integrated time, attendance and access control system that would help the brewery maintain control of the many visitors and vehicles that enter the site daily, and in addition, help the company adhere to the European Working Time Directive rules.

They ordered a smart card system from Tensor after reviewing products from four other suppliers. “No one else in the market even came close to the products Tensor were offering," exclaimed Roy. "Tensor was the best in access control and the most comprehensive in helping us with the European Working Time Directive,” he said.

A Tensor WinTA system was installed for time, attendance, and access control of the 150 employee workforce together with Smart Card access control points for many of the internal and external doors as well as two car park barriers. Roy says “with Tensor, you are in control of security."

Roy also likes Tensor’s WinTA pass visitor monitoring system and the fire roll-call facilities of WinTA, which he feels are essential features. "They’re great," he says. Coors also have a Tensor colour badge printing system (WinBadge) attached to the WinTA pass so they can print their own visitor badges.

Roy attended one of Tensor’s training courses at Hail Weston, which he thought was really good. We probably don’t use all the features of the software," said Roy, "but the system does everything we want and it’s easy to use. Also, any upgrades we have had in past have been easy to do.”

At Coors, the people running the Tensor system are experienced IT professionals and can solve most problems by themselves. They have contacted the Tensor Helpdesk in the past and “felt they always had a good relationship with Tensor staff and that the staff were very good," said Roy.

Customer Information

Molson Coors Beverage Company
137 High Street
DE14 1JZ

Phone: 01283 511000

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