Polythene packer Duo UK ploughs £800K into new machine

L-R operations director Dale Brimelow, commercial director Anthony Brimelow and brand director, Zoe Brimelow in front of the new printing press at Duo UK’s Manchester headquarters

Polythene packaging manufacturer, supplier and distributor Duo UK has invested £800,000 in a new printing press and mailing bag conversion machine.

The machines have been installed at Duo UK’s factory on Vickers Street in Manchester and are already resulting in impressive production output benefits.

The first, a flexographic printing press can produce eight colour designs and has increased Duo UK’s printed film output by some 30% already.

The second, a mailing bag conversion machine, is the first of its kind in the UK. This machine has been engineered specifically to feature a unique adaptation for Duo UK’s exclusive Duo Optipac mailing bag design. The machine itself will increase the output of all mailing bags by more than 25%.

Dale Brimelow, operations director at Duo UK, said: “We’re constantly looking at ways to grow and build on the success that we’ve achieved over nearly three decades.

“We have ambitious growth plans and these new machines will play a big part in achieving our vision.

“The e-commerce market appreciated instantly the obvious cost and time-saving benefits of the Duo Optipac mailing bag and subsequently demand for this product has soared.

“The additional capacity is in place as we approach the retail sector’s busiest time of the year.”

Manchester based Duo UK, who will celebrate 30 years in business next year, manufactures and distributes bespoke packaging products to leading retail and e-retail brands, such as JD Williams, JD Sports and Tesco.

In 2015 the company launched DuoGreen to help customers achieve their environmental goals, and is proud to be the only UK Manufacturer to produce carbon negative, sustainable and organic mailing bags using GreenPE.