Investing for success at communications provider

Huddersfield-headquartered Adare SEC has built on the success of its latest financial results by investing £3m in a suite of new equipment and supporting technology.

The investment, which started in January, has since seen the integrated communications provider add nine new pieces of major equipment across its production facilities, as well as significantly upgrading a further four of its existing lines.

It follows the firm’s announcement of a 52% increase in EBITDA and an increase in revenues to £71.4m for the year to 31 October 2019.

The installation of three new Bluecrest Epic inserting lines and six Neopost folder inserters means Adare SEC can now offer faster delivery of high-volume printed customer communication for large corporate businesses – processing approximately 1.5 million mail packs per day.

The new lines were recently used when Adare SEC successfully printed and processed nearly four million copies of the Prime Minister’s Covid-19 letter to the nation in late-March.

The reduced spoilage and increased flow provided by the equipment has allowed the business to reconfigure its factory to further maximise running time and accelerate speed of delivery.

Adare SEC’s chief operating officer, Tom Prestwich, said: “Our commitment to best in class operations means we are always looking to continuously improve the quality and speed of an ever-increasing variety of customer communications needs.

“By combining first rate equipment with enhanced technology capabilities, we are able to reduce our reliance on manual intervention and increase process automation.

“Benchmark data has already demonstrated that we are reporting best-in-class machine efficiencies.

“This allows us to increase the quality of the outcomes we are able to deliver, continuing to exceed expectations for a wide variety of businesses across a diverse range of industry sectors.

“The increased efficiency of our machinery has already reduced our environmental impact by cutting waste and increasing energy efficiency, all of which will contribute to a prompt payback period and benefit the service we can provide to our customers.”