Durham Box has never been afraid to make bold business decisions in order to grow its business and keep up with customer demand. Its factory has been extended an impressive five times, increasing the footprint from its original 20,000 square feet to 90,000 square feet. The latest development has been to modernise its infrastructure with a significant investment in a new digital press.
The new press is a Wonderjet WD200 – a 2000 mm, single pass, high speed digital printer with dryer and coater in line. It can accommodate a wide variety of corrugated sheets, from ultra thin microflute, through to classic doublewall board and prints in the standard CMYK range, using water based dye inks. The investment in the digital press, together with the purchase of a Zünd BHS150 digital cutter, has helped extend the company’s capabilities.
Mike Morris, managing director at Durham Box, said: ‘The investment in the digital equipment was key to staying ahead of our competitors. The benefits to our customers are boundless. Removing the need to prepare traditional plates means the set up time significantly decreases, which in turn leads to quicker turnaround times and increased cost effectiveness, as well as offering greater flexibility for design changes. It is ideal for jobs that require lower order quantities or that need multiple variations, and it can handle more complex imagery. We are a resilient business that prioritises our ethos of delivering a quality service, so investing in this kit, with all of these benefits, really was an easy decision.’
Helen Scandle is a national account manager at Lintz Hall Farm, who purchases digitally printed packaging from Durham Box: ‘I was delighted with the crisp bright design of the outers which has fantastic shelf shout in store. The fact it is digital too gives us much greater flexibility than traditional printing. I love it!’
Based in Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, Durham Box is a family run box plant, supplying corrugated packaging solutions to an extensive customer base of over 450 companies.