One of the UK’s largest print groups has announced an investment of over one million pounds in new printing facilities across its Leicestershire based operations.
Taylor Bloxham has invested in two new print finishing machines that will improve efficiency and capacity in production. The upgrade comes just two months after a fire damaged some of the company’s printing equipment.
The new machines offer faster make ready times and running speeds. Combined with precision handling and binding, Taylor Bloxham will now be able to offer clients an even faster turnaround time.
‘As a company, we are continually investing in the latest print production and finishing technologies to ensure that we print to the very highest quality,’ explained CEO Robert Lockwood. ‘The new printing equipment is now installed and running which is great news, not only for levels of efficiency and productivity, but for our clients too.’
In May, the printing group suffered an electrical fire that resulted in significant damage to some of the equipment. ‘Housing the latest technology is always important in the print industry and in the face of adversity, continuous investment was vital in maintaining the high standards of printing that we strive for,’ added Robert.
The fire damaged equipment has now been replaced by the Primera MC, a saddle stitching system, and Alegro Perfect Binder, a binding machine. The new high speed accurate binding and stitching equipment prevents production bottlenecks and ensures quality control. Both finishing machines will support the three B1 presses and a B2 press already in place.