Leicester firm invests £1m in new tech

A Leicestershire-based print group has announced an investment of over £1m in new printing facilities.

Taylor Bloxham, the print and marketing communications company, has invested in two new print finishing machines that it says 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 firm says the new machines offer faster make-ready times and running speeds.

“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,” said Robert Lockwood, chief executive of Taylor Bloxham.

He added: “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,” said Lockwood.

The fire-damaged equipment has now been replaced by the Primera MC, a saddle stitching system, and Alegro Perfect Binder, a binding machine.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.

Taylor Bloxham was formed in 1938 and is now part of The Taylor Bloxham Group which houses two other brands: FastAnt and Instore. The company plans to invest further in their printing facilities with folding capabilities also being upgraded in the coming months.